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Windows 7: Administrator status

22 Sep 2010   #1
Geof777

 
 
Administrator status

I am using, amongst other software, Spybot S&D
When updating and immunising it comes up with a window saying that it can't immunise a few areas as I don't have Administraor status .... But I do!!
I went in under my name and checked and I AM the administrator!

Any ideas>?


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Geof777,

Yes, YOU ARE the administrator but you're not running the program AS AN ADMINISTRATOR. Thus, you must elevate Spybot S&D in order to update and immuze properly.

To run Spybot S&D as an administrator, on your desktop, right-click the Spybot S&D icon and then click on 'Run as Administrator'. Alternatively, click the Start Orb, then type "Spybot" without the quotation marks, and once you see the program shortcut, right-click and click 'Run as Administrator'. On the UAC prompt, click 'Yes' to continue.

Now, try to update and immunize.
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22 Sep 2010   #3
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Disable UAC or enable the default admin account
That's if you don't want UAC
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23 Sep 2010   #4
Geof777

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
Hey Geof777,

Yes, YOU ARE the administrator but you're not running the program AS AN ADMINISTRATOR. Thus, you must elevate Spybot S&D in order to update and immuze properly.

To run Spybot S&D as an administrator, on your desktop, right-click the Spybot S&D icon and then click on 'Run as Administrator'. Alternatively, click the Start Orb, then type "Spybot" without the quotation marks, and once you see the program shortcut, right-click and click 'Run as Administrator'. On the UAC prompt, click 'Yes' to continue.

Now, try to update and immunize.
Sorted - that worked fine thanks.

Prof Kerfuffle, sorry I have no idea what that means - what is a UAC??
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23 Sep 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, Geof777, The Professor isn't online right now so I hope it's Ok to answer for him. Please read this article by Brink:

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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23 Sep 2010   #6
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Hi, Geof777, The Professor isn't online right now so I hope it's Ok to answer for him. Please read this article by Brink:

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Yeah thats fine and he stated correctly
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23 Sep 2010   #7
Geof777

 
 

OK Thanks - slight case of dyslexia/language processing - I tend to be a bit blind with
abbreviations. All makes perfect sense thanks
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