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31-Dec-2010, 10:14 AM #1
Question XP says I am not the administrator
I am the only owner/user of my windows XP - all was fine until I tried to save a file to a CD, now I'm told I need permission from the Administrator. Where can I find the place to either turn that off or name myself as Administrator?? I have recently run a number of cleaners/anti malware/programs because of an apparent virus in my email. If that caused it - how do I become the administrtor. Thanks
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31-Dec-2010, 10:38 AM #2
Do a Google search on windows xp administrator for options
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31-Dec-2010, 11:18 AM #3
I did try that, their hint was from 2006. I was to begin at the 'start' menu - mine doesn't look anything like their sample. And I have no problem until I try and copy to a disk, then I'm told I need this permission.
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31-Dec-2010, 11:28 AM #4
Look in Control Panel under User Accounts, and check the user account type for your name. If it already shows administrator, then there is some other problem; possibly caused by the cleaners you used. Does it show 'adminstrator' or 'limited'?
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01-Jan-2011, 09:42 AM #5
Hi, Thanks. It does say Administrtor - the guest account is off.
Ian't undo the cleaners and it's only the CD that won't work.
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01-Jan-2011, 10:14 AM #6
See if the instructions in post #3 here help, except setting "Remove CD Burning features" to "Not Configured"
: http://forums.techarena.in/windows-security/756586.htm. I would use the Group Policy method if you have XP Pro.
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No, it's not XP pro, just the home edition. I did go to th CD drive and found "enabling CD recording on this drive" but I can't see why disabling this would help me become the administratot of this drive and allow me to read/use the files on it.
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01-Jan-2011, 11:46 AM #8
Boot into safe mode and use the hidden Adminsitrator account . . it may allow you to make changes
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hanks - I have to leave now but will give it a try.
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