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Windows 7: Really SOrry Guys

15 Dec 2009   #1
Rayven

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Really SOrry Guys

OK, so I am new to this place, (obviously so) and am not sure where to post this thread, so I will start here

I have Windows 7 Ultimate and am trying to install Office 2007 Enterprise Edition. When i pop in the bloody CD, it says "Can't Run. You must be an Administrator to install Office 2007".

This is my computer, I am the only admin on it. Under the manage Computer option, all checks are ticked (Read, Write, Modify, etc...). I am in the Group, Administrators. So what the bloody hell is the deal here, why am I not being recognized as an Admin? And furthermore, how can I tell this blasted lump of circuits that I AM the admin?

Thank you in Advance, Gentleman

Rayven


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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15 Dec 2009   #3
Rayven

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hmm I read that, and thank you, but that is old new to me. I am not trying to be rude, but to clarify: Are you saying that in order to install some things, I have to install it from the Built-In Admin Account? Hmm if thats so that is ridiculous. Ok, thank you :)
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15 Dec 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Navigate to the installer on the CD - setup.exe or setup.MSI or similar.

Right click on the file and select "run as administrator"

This is due to the dual nature of the admin accounts on win7 (and vista), takes a little getting used to but the added security can prevent malware from completely trashing a machine.

If you wish to have the system run more like XP you can switch off UAC but I would always suggest you try to get used to the improved security
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15 Dec 2009   #5
Rayven

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

And just to clarify again, I KNOW that I can do it from that worthless hidden account.... I am just curious as to WHY I would have to log out and into that account to install a Word Processor on my own blasted System.... Im not really looking for more suggestions of that blasted account, I just want to know if there is any other way I can enable my account... the admin.... to have basic blasted privs to install stuff
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15 Dec 2009   #6
Rayven

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Navigate to the installer on the CD - setup.exe or setup.MSI or similar.

Right click on the file and select "run as administrator"

This is due to the dual nature of the admin accounts on win7 (and vista), takes a little getting used to but the added security can prevent malware from completely trashing a machine.

If you wish to have the system run more like XP you can switch off UAC but I would always suggest you try to get used to the improved security
Ugh sorry... as soon as I posted, yours popped up. I did that as well, and it did indeed work... But yesterday, I have Windows 7 Home Premium and DIDNT have to do that. Now that I have Ultimate, I do.. I dont understand why that is. Thank you again
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15 Dec 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The UAC security in Premium and ultimate should operate the same - although sometimes the actual installer is written to ask the user for "elevation" to Admin rights and can thus appear to work differently.
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15 Dec 2009   #8
Rayven

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The UAC security in Premium and ultimate should operate the same - although sometimes the actual installer is written to ask the user for "elevation" to Admin rights and can thus appear to work differently.
I cannot express to you my sheer and utter hatred and loathing for all of Microsofts less than efficient products. Thank you for your help.
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15 Dec 2009   #9
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rayven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The UAC security in Premium and ultimate should operate the same - although sometimes the actual installer is written to ask the user for "elevation" to Admin rights and can thus appear to work differently.
I cannot express to you my sheer and utter hatred and loathing for all of Microsofts less than efficient products. Thank you for your help.
I wonder sometimes why one would use MS products if they hate them so much. I would download Ubuntu 9.1 right now and try that.....see how much "better" that is. Good luck
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15 Dec 2009   #10
Rayven

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rayven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The UAC security in Premium and ultimate should operate the same - although sometimes the actual installer is written to ask the user for "elevation" to Admin rights and can thus appear to work differently.
I cannot express to you my sheer and utter hatred and loathing for all of Microsofts less than efficient products. Thank you for your help.
I wonder sometimes why one would use MS products if they hate them so much. I would download Ubuntu 9.1 right now and try that.....see how much "better" that is. Good luck
Lol try lack of options buddy... u get that right?
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