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

02 Mar 2011   #21
Ch@n

 

Oops!!!

It should be,

attrib -r -s c:\programdata


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02 Mar 2011   #22
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok I will check and post the results later

Mind telling me what that command does...because it didn't show me any reaction after the command


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02 Mar 2011   #23
Ch@n

 

It removes the read-only and system attributes. Now try the first command to know the attributes,
Attrib c:\programdata

The result should show H I rather than R

If it does, install now and check.
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02 Mar 2011   #24
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

it says I but still can't install =/

any other ideas?
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02 Mar 2011   #25
Ch@n

 

Is the error the same or different?

Can you screenshot the error message here?
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02 Mar 2011   #26
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Now it says something like "An error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\ProgramData\Adobe"

But earlier this week I was trying to install VMware it gave me something along the lines of the first error

And there is already an adobe directory in ProgramData (if you wanted to know that)


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02 Mar 2011   #27
Ch@n

 

Ok, now the installer is able to enter into ProgramData folder but no further. Since you have said, the Adobe directory is already available, can you let me know the permissions for that folder? Basically, you need to take ownership of that folder and then try. If it is again Read-only, then follow the same commands as we did for ProgramData.
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03 Mar 2011   #28
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No it gave me the same error as before but the first error was of VMware

And sure i'll try those commands and try installing again Thanks
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03 Mar 2011   #29
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok i think I have a feeling that the Microsoft folder is causing the problem =/...because I can't change the attributes of it thus i can't change the attributes of the ProgramData folder =/...I am starting to think my only option left is a restore from a image or a clean install =/ Plz tell me any other advice you might have
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03 Mar 2011   #30
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Also I can install some files but not all this is really frustrating =/

Thank you for spending your time to help me out
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