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Windows 7: Admin rights?

10 May 2011   #1

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Admin rights?

My log-in was setup with Admin rights. But, in some circumstances I am asked for the Administrator and password...I thought Admin rights are universal if you setup your log-in as an Admin?
An example is: While installing VLC I am being asked for the Administrator password and when I type my password, along with the administrator username, the response is that I am not an admin?

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10 May 2011   #2

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Some software requires that you right click and run as administrator. This is due to the software and not Seven.
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10 May 2011   #3

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Yes, but my log-in has admin rights...why will it not work? Is there a difference between mine and the Administrator log-in?
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11 May 2011   #4

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Yes there is a difference. Some software requires that you use that extra step, sorry.
Maybe option 4 will help
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11841-run-administrator.html
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