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31 Mar 2011   #1

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Am admin but not admin need to download .dll file

I need to download the .dll file msvcr71.dll right so i try to redownload it it says that i have to unzip and extract the thing and all that so i do it but then they tell me that i have to be the administrator to unzip and extract it only problem is im the only user and im the administrator i heard that this isn't the real admin account how do i download the .dll file? What do i have to do?

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31 Mar 2011   #2

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Hi Frankenddude, welcome to the Seven Forums.

A normal user account with administrator rights is not the same than built-in administrator account. The built-in administrator, sometimes also called as Super User, is the most powerful of all different user accounts in Windows, and because a normal user could do some serious harm if he was always using this account, it's by default disabled. This tutorial tells you more: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

However, you can temporarily use these super rights by launching a program by right clicking its icon and selecting Run as administrator from the context menu. For instance if you want to extract a zipped packet to some of the protected folders like Program Files or Windows, start the application you use for extracting (WinRAR, WinZip etc.) by right clicking its shortcut or icon, select Run as administrator and then use the applications menus to bring the packet you want to extract to application, then extract it where you want to. Running WinRAR for instance as an administrator let's you to extract packets wherever you want to.

If the packet is a self-extracting exe, just right click it and select Run as administrator.

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31 Mar 2011   #3

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Hello Frankenddude, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you download and extract the msvcr71.dll file to your Desktop and unblock it first before moving it into what I'm guessing is a system folder?

In Windows 7, you cannot download or extract directly into a system folder. It must be done in a user or public folder first, then it can be moved or copied into a system folder.

Hope this helps,
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