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Windows 7: How do you install as admin

24 Nov 2009   #1
tseven

windows 7
 
 
How do you install as admin

I have a program to install. But I can't seem to install it because I don't have admin privileges in vista I right-click and run as admin however in windows 7 there is no such option what do I do?
Is there another way? in vista this was much easier. Even though it was still annoying.


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24 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

See Brinks tutorial on doing this -=> here
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24 Nov 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi, even in Win7, there is an option to Run as admin in right click. I guess you're logged on as a limited user.
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24 Nov 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

One other way in Windows 7 to change the user on a single run is to Shift-Right-Click. One of the extended menu options is Run as another user.

This is also useful if you, as Admin wish to check operation of an application as another user
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24 Nov 2009   #5
tseven

windows 7
 
 

it's not working and the odd thing is now I am the administrator none of the solutions worked. I can't install the program as an admin even though I am logged in as admin.
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24 Nov 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Was it a clean or upgrade install?
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24 Nov 2009   #7
tseven

windows 7
 
 

upgrade. You are talking about the windows 7 correct? If so then yes upgrade. from vista to windows 7
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24 Nov 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Is this a .EXE file or an .MSI - I know there are differences with MSI installer which basically means they do not get the correct context menu. The requirement should be built into the MSI file

If it is an MSI file the only way I know to do this is to temporarily disable UAC to run everything as an admin.

If it is a .EXE file you should be able to right click-properties and on the compatibility tab select Run as Administrator
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24 Nov 2009   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tseven View Post
upgrade. You are talking about the windows 7 correct? If so then yes upgrade. from vista to windows 7
This may be the cause. I suspect.
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24 Nov 2009   #10
tseven

windows 7
 
 

it is indeed a msi file. I did it disabled the UAC or removed it and now it works. Thanks. I guess I'll put it on back after I'm done.
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