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Windows 7: another question for you all

09 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
another question for you all

Well i am a window's 7 user as of about three hours ago. However whenever I go to install something such as google chrome, or bittorrent I keep getting the same error to show up



(it says "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access this item.)

I am sure this is something simple, but I have searched all over in security and installation stuff, and really not having any luck at all, also my legal copy of office 07 is throwing a 1406 code as well and I can't get that resolved. Any help would be great, thanks from a new user

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09 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi vautter and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have you tried right-clicking on the main setup or installation files and selecting Run as administrator? Note that you will need to provide administrative credentials to continue.
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09 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tired to unzipping it.
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09 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi vautter and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have you tried right-clicking on the main setup or installation files and selecting Run as administrator? Note that you will need to provide administrative credentials to continue.

I don't seem to have that option when i get to the setup portion. sorry this may be something simple but it is not working on any programs, zipped or not. no adobe, google chrome, nothing
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09 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

just tried adobe again and still says the same error code,

"windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access this item"

anyone else have some ideas? i wouldn't be up at 4 in the morning but I kinda need access to my microsoft office and these other things, any ideas on the error code with the office softwarE? I have a valid key and typed it correctly
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09 Sep 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mansrm81 View Post
Have you tired to unzipping it.
I'm thinking that it may be a file within an archive (zip), you will need to extract the files to a folder (normally in 'Downloads') in order to successfully run any file.

Hope this helps


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09 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

extracting the files into another folder did work, however this does not solve my problems with adobe, google chrome, and my microsoft office problems, any advice on those?
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09 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Can we assume that the program installers you are using are on original media or are they archived on a hard disk. If it's the latter and this drive was used under XP or Vista, you will need to take control of the drive and give at least the system administrators full control
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09 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Can we assume that the program installers you are using are on original media or are they archived on a hard disk. If it's the latter and this drive was used under XP or Vista, you will need to take control of the drive and give at least the system administrators full control

This computer was a vista computer, so i would assume the latter, and how would I access full control?
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09 Sep 2009   #10

 

There is a addon reg entry to give you Admin access "Takeownership" via right click mouse.
that is the easyiest way I know.

Take Ownership Shortcut

You have to disable UAC before you install.
----------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
------------------------------------------------------
add via reg entry. This is what I use.
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