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Windows 7: Can't install programs....Error: Insufficient privileges


28 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can't install programs....Error: Insufficient privileges

Recently I have been trying to install some programs but i keep getting an error similar to this:
"Error occurred while attempting to create a directory in folder Program Data. Insufficient privileges. Install as administrator."

I keep getting the same error and I am trying to install Adobe Acrobat X Pro (if anyone is interested to know). And yes I am on an administrator account and i even tried installing it from the super administrator account. I have no ideas on how to fix this problem

Any help is appreciated . Thank you

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01 Mar 2011   #2

 

Hi and welcome to sevenforums
Since you have already tried with both administrator and super administrator, can you disable UAC and check?
Disable UAC on Windows 7
Windows 7 makes it much easier to deal with UAC settings, and in fact you don’t have to completely disable UAC if you don’t want to.
Just type UAC into the start menu or Control Panel search box.
You can simply drag the slider up or down, depending on how often you want to be alerted.
If you drag it all the way down to the bottom, you’ll have disabled it entirely.

It is not recommended to keep UAC disabled, so once you have completed an installation re-enable UAC.

Let us know what happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
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Hi ad thank you for welcoming me =D

And I have tried installing it with the UAC disabled but it doesn't work same error

I also tried installing it with the firewall disabled but that doesn't seem to work

Thank you for the advice though. Any help is very appreciated
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01 Mar 2011   #4

 

Hmmm..thought so.

We will try a SFC (System File Checker) scan to see if you have any corrupt system files.
Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type: sfc /scannow

This will check for any integrity violations and fix any corrupted operating system files.

Restart your system and let us know.

Note: This will remove any 3rd party themes you have installed.
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01 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok I am doing it right now I will reply back when done

Thank you for the advice =)
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01 Mar 2011   #6

 

All the best
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok so yea there were some corrupted files

I am gonna try installing it now (Y)

Thank you i will reply back and tell what happened in the end
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Still No luck... I am getting frustrated now, and my laptop is like 1 month old...I really need help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2011   #9

 

Right click Program Data folder, Security, Select Users, Edit, Select Users and in the bottom checkmark fullcontrol, Ok, Ok. Then try to install and check.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tried that already still doesn't work =/

Thank you for your time though. Any other advice?
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