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Windows 7: Give myself permission


26 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Give myself permission

I run Win 7 64 bit pro version.
Whenever I try to install a complex program such as Nero multimedia suite 10,
(that's only an example it happens lots of other times as well) it pops up and says I don't have permission to access a certain file or folder. I am the only user and am already an administrator.
There are no other user accounts on the computer.
When it tells me to consult my administrator, who do I consult?
What I would like to do is set permission for myself to access all files and folders (including newly created ones).
Anyone know how to do this? I have been fighting this for over a year now.
I'm tempted to just do a clean install to a home edition as I am not knowledgeable for the pro version.


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26 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Hello eingram25 & Welcome to SevenForums!

First of all, how are you installing the software? Is it an .exe?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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26 May 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I dunno what your programs are trying to access - I don't use Nero, for example.

I assume you do Rt click the installer and select Run as Adminstrator?
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27 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I am asking a general (IE) Global question, not each and every program I try to install.
BTW Just for your info, Nero multimedia suite is 1 GB and consists of about 18 applications. Each application has help file in several different languages. Each appliction and each help file creates it's own folder during installation and user is not given the opportunity to select "run as administrator".
I started with Nero in the old days because it was better than Roxio, but it has become a cumbersome behemoth. I am not rich or I'd just switch.
However the question has been diverted from the original.
Thanks for all your help.
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27 May 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eingram25 View Post
I am asking a general (IE) Global question, not each and every program I try to install.
BTW Just for your info, Nero multimedia suite is 1 GB and consists of about 18 applications. Each application has help file in several different languages. Each appliction and each help file creates it's own folder during installation and user is not given the opportunity to select "run as administrator".
But there is only one install file, which you would run as admin.

Quote:
I started with Nero in the old days because it was better than Roxio, but it has become a cumbersome behemoth.
Yes, Nero has gone the way of Norton and others. It used to be the burning program. I stopped using it @ v6, and even then, I discarded all the extraneous apps and just installed the burning app.

Quote:
I am not rich or I'd just switch.
You don't need to be rich:

free disc burning software - Google Search

James
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27 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eingram25 View Post
I run Win 7 64 bit pro version.
Whenever I try to install a complex program such as Nero multimedia suite 10,
(that's only an example it happens lots of other times as well) it pops up and says I don't have permission to access a certain file or folder. I am the only user and am already an administrator.
There are no other user accounts on the computer.
When it tells me to consult my administrator, who do I consult?
What I would like to do is set permission for myself to access all files and folders (including newly created ones).
Anyone know how to do this? I have been fighting this for over a year now.
I'm tempted to just do a clean install to a home edition as I am not knowledgeable for the pro version.
If things are bugging you that much you can always use the "real" admin account.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

You might also want to check out the Group Policy Editor.

Local Group Policy Editor - Open
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27 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

BTW thanks for the tip on how to enable the administrator account. That's exactly what I was looking for.
There are times when I want to look at a file. Not always when installing something. There are also other reasons why I need to have control of my computer.
So I appreciate very much the advice.
Also just for info: Nero multimedia automatically begins running as soon as the download is complete and doesn't ask anything or give the chance to run as admin.
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27 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eingram25 View Post
Nero multimedia automatically begins running as soon as the download is complete and doesn't ask anything or give the chance to run as admin.
I thought only Malware hit the deck running ! !

Regards
Alan
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27 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome for that.

Just remember that if you do decide to use that account you need to be aware your computer is more liable to a virus infection.
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27 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eingram25 View Post
Nero multimedia automatically begins running as soon as the download is complete and doesn't ask anything or give the chance to run as admin.
I thought only Malware hit the deck running ! !

Regards
Alan
As messed up as Nero has become, it is just as bad as malware.
I have lost about 20 hours trying to work out all the kinks that happened when I did a clean install and then tried to reinstall Nero!
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