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Windows 7: XP Mode installation Endless loop


02 May 2010   #1

 
XP Mode installation Endless loop

I am installing the Windows 7 XP mode. Before I can download anything I must download the WindowsActivationUpdatel.exe and install it. I do that and when I try to download XP Mode again I am told the same thing. I do it over and over and never get out of the loop. What do I need to do?

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02 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Try right-click on it and running it as Administrator.
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02 May 2010   #3

 

I am the administrator.
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02 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Do it anyways. Not all apps run with administrator privilege for security reasons, unless you do that.
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02 May 2010   #5

 

Soooorrrry! It worked this time. Thanx.
Bill
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02 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Do it anyways. Not all apps run with administrator privilege for security reasons, unless you do that.
For clarification, the administrator account is not truly the admin. There is a hidden admin account that is the true admin, and the right click allows it to run from that.

~Lordbob
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02 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Yup, 100% correct.
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04 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Tell me more or lead me to a thread to it, about the need to run as administrator
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04 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akothegreat View Post
Tell me more or lead me to a thread to it, about the need to run as administrator
Basically, there are 4 different account types you get with Windows 7 (excluding custom accounts).

Guest
Standard User
Administrator
Super Administrator

The difference between these accounts mostly lies with the permissions.
The Guest account has little access to any system files or anything else, and is made to be very restricted, and can take no administrative action.
The Standard User account is the account that cannot take any administrative access without permission, and is recommended for everyday use.
The Administrator account is not a true admin account, and is the equivalent of the XP Standard User.
The Super Administrator is a Hidden admin account, that never needs UAC permissions. However, this makes it highly susceptible to viruses.

~Lordbob
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05 May 2010   #10

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

User accounts very well explained, Lord of the Bobs! Thanking you here because couldn't rep you, have to spread around first.

Kari
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