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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by docmcr, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. docmcr

    docmcr Thread Starter

    May 16, 2007
    Ok, sorry if this is a repost on this issue, but after looking through 4 of 101 pages I am tired.

    Problem. I have a couple of programs (Apple iTunes and spybot search&destroy at least that I know of) that won't let me do an upgrade to an iPod or immunize. I get a message from Windows Vista that I don't have the authority to do this action.

    Heck, this is my computer, isn't it? I am the only user. I bought and paid for the dang thing with my own money, but Vista tells me I am not an administrator.

    Computer is an HP dv6815 with AMD Turion 64x2 processor with 3 Gb memory, Vista sp1.

    Any help. I have read somewhere that the "Administrator" is not longer available in vista to solve my problem. I sure could use some insight and help I have also read that I may be able to do somethings in safe mode, but will these also carry over to standard.

    I have been using Vista for about 6 months now. I reallyt am NOT impressed.
  2. ShadowProwler420


    Jun 20, 2007
    You need to run them (and anything else you want to modify the core workings of) as Administrator.

    To do so, right click on the icon you use to launch the app (desktop icon, quicklaunch button, start menu entry, etc.) and select 'Run as administrator' near the top of the context menu.
  3. Chrismichael


    Jul 27, 2008
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