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Windows 7: Windows 7 - no permission to write app directory

25 Jun 2011   #1
jogryphon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 - no permission to write app directory

HI - new to the forum and would appreciate anyone's help.

When trying to update install updates to quicktime and thunderbird I get an error saying I don't have permissions to write to the application directory. I have only one user on this PC set to administrator. -


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25 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Try updating them from the built-in administrator account, which gives you full privileges and permissions.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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25 Jun 2011   #3
jogryphon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ran the program but it states it will not work for windows 7 home premium - I also found that note on another forum.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
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25 Jun 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just need to right-click on the update executables or the applications in question and select "Run as Administrator" done deal. No need for enabling any other accounts.
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25 Jun 2011   #5
Seeliewight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Interestingly, programs that need Administrator access usually ask me for it, via the UAC popup. Is this because I have enabled UAC? Can someone please explain this a little deeper?

Thanks!
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25 Jun 2011   #6
jogryphon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Worked! Wonderful and thanks!
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25 Jun 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it. Thanks for letting us know.
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