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Windows 7: Privilege problem with HP and other software installs.

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Privilege problem with HP and other software installs.

OK. Clean new install. Only users on the system are default Administrator and myself) as admin. Tried to run HP driver setup (which stinks anyway) and it gets to a step where it says I needed to run it as administrator. But I am one. If I start it with "Run as Administrator" it still fails. If I run it with the hidden administrator account I get the same problem. If I change the UAC to allow everything, I still get it. I had a similar problem trying to install Nero. It seems like I am an admin, but I'm not really. Other stuff (Office 2007) installed fine.

Any ideas.

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24 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Right click on the HP driver setup executable, choose properties, check the run as admin box and change the compatibility to Vista SP2. Hit apply and try then. It's a long shot but sometimes works for me when i have troubles :)
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25 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hmm. Before I got your response I got it working by modifying the UAC setting to "Leave me completely alone" and I rebooted the system. Then the install would take. It kind of makes the whole UAC system useless if you have to reboot to take an action like this and them reboot again to tighten it up.
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