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Windows 7: DL'ed programs (ie Firefox) won't install/update w/out admin privilege

08 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
DL'ed programs (ie Firefox) won't install/update w/out admin privilege

I have Win7 x64 and I'm the only one using this computer! My user account has admin privileges, and I've never set up any other accounts!

I'm not sure what changed, I haven't made any major changes to my computer recently, but all of a sudden a month or two ago, I can no longer install many programs without admin privileges, AND now Firefox can't even update itself without admin privileges - all the updates now fail!

Does anyone have a clue what might be going on?

Thanks all!

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08 Mar 2013   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Do you have UAC (User Account Control) disabled? If it's enabled it might give you grief installing programs, etc. Windows has it enabled by default. To disable go to Control Panel -> User Accounts then click on the Change User Account Control Settings hyperlink.
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08 Mar 2013   #3

Win 10 Pro 64

I have always ran Win 7 from day one with the UAC shut off. It is a pain.
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