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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Don Martin, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. Don Martin

    Don Martin Thread Starter

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    When downloading some software, I get a message that says I must log in as administrator. I am the administrator and logged in as such, but it will not recognize.
    The only log-ins I have is administrator and guest.
    Logging in as guest does nothing either.
    I have access to all the administrator functions in the control panel.

    Please help
    Thank you

    Dell Dimension 8250
    Pentium 4 2.78 gig
    1 gig RD Ram
    ATI Radeon x800 xl

    Windows XP Home Edition
    Build 2600.xpsp-sp2
    Service pack 2

    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900
     
  2. 8dalejr.fan

    8dalejr.fan

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    What kind of software are you trying to download?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The administrator account on XP-Home is only accessable in safe mode.
     
  4. 8dalejr.fan

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    There is the actual "Administrator" account, which as JohnWill pointed out is only accessible in Safe Mode.

    Then there's your account that has Administrative privileges, basically the Administrator in normal mode and you said you also have a Guest account.
     
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