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Windows 7: Administrator's rights altered

09 Apr 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Administrator's rights altered

Greetings from Finland for the first time!

HP Compag 615 + Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1. Some day unexpectedly my privileges as administrator have changed. I have originally installed the OS and been administrator since then.
I am using Avira Antivir Free, which is updated on daily basis.

The mystery:
1. I can't update some programs, which I have earlier installed, like Adobe Flash Player
2. I can't install some new software, like latest version of Adobe Reader
3. I can't run some software, which I have downloaded, like PE Builder,
because "You need administrator rights".

I hope you can help me in solving this fundamental dilemma!

Many thanks in advance.


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09 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Have you tried right clicking on the program and selecting to run as Administrator?
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