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

01 Mar 2011   #11
Ch@n

 

Ok, Lets dig into some more detail.
Lets see who has ownership of that folder,
ProgramData > Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner
What is listed under Current owner:
Open command prompt and fire the below commands and let me know the results,
1. attrib c:\programdata
2. cd \ProgramData
dir /al


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01 Mar 2011   #12
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok I will tell you as soon as I am done
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01 Mar 2011   #13
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok so the owner is the same account I am on... Any ideas now?
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01 Mar 2011   #14
Ch@n

 

Mind sharing the results? Screenshot will also help .
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01 Mar 2011   #15
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok these are the results


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01 Mar 2011   #16
Ch@n

 

From the screenshot, ProgramData folder is read-only. Can you uncheck it from properties and try installing and let us know the results.

You can remove the system and read-only attributes through command prompt.

Open cmd and fire the commands below,

attrib -r -s c:\test
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01 Mar 2011   #17
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I know it is, it's not unchecking because some files can't change so it goes back to read only
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01 Mar 2011   #18
Ch@n

 

Follow the above commands through cmd.
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01 Mar 2011   #19
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It says "file not found -C:\test"
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01 Mar 2011   #20
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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