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Windows 7: Need to elevate error

11 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Need to elevate error

I am trying to install an old CD (Office 2003) on my new windows 7 64 bit machine.

I keep getting the error - need to elevate

Any solutions



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11 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Ron,

Is sounds like you will just need to right click on the Office 2003 installation/setup file on the CD and click on Run as administrator to install it instead. This elevates the installer.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Are you logged in as a standard user? Try cancelling the CD autorun dialog, navigate to the setup.exe file on the CD, right click, then select Run as Admin. It'll prompt you for the admin username and password, enter those and you should be good to go.

Another way is to enable the builtin administrator. Heres how.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Now, logon as admin, then install Office. After finishing, disable the builtin admin again.
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