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  1. j6at

    j6at Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3985 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1800 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 290919 MB, Free - 221399 MB; G: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 38812 MB;
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    Recently bought a new computer from officeworks.
    After loading all the programs, I discovered that C:\users\officeworks folder is set as the default folder for MS office. If I try to save in a diff location, the computer displays a msg. “You are not allowed to save at this location you need adm permission. Do you want to save at another location Yes/No"
    No takes me back to the save window. Yes saves the doc in officeworks folder. I am operaating as the administrator. The staff at officeworks tells me they will have to reformat the drive to remove this lock. Is there a work around?
    Thanks, John
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    First of all I would make my self a NEW user account that is a member of the Admin group. Log out of your "Officeworks" account and log into the new one.
    Once it is set up by logging into it, then try and install your software.


    If you have saved any data in the default folder move it to the new account. When you are sure that you have 1,000% of you data out of the old account, you can delete the account and files from the control panel.
     
  3. j6at

    j6at Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply Dave. "Officeworks" is not a listed account holder/user. I, the administrator, am the only listed user. The guest account is "off". Hence, I cannot delete the "Officeworks" account. John
     
  4. Triple6

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    Correct, that's why you need to create a brand new user first. See the "My Computer is in a Workgroup" video on the Microsoft site on how to create a new user: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/Create-a-user-account
     
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