Administrator Issues

Posted: 02-25-2008, 05:48 PM
Hi,

I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only one
that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
Any suggestions?????

Administrator Issues


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Jane C
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Re: Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-25-2008, 08:10 PM
Hi Kelsey,

Are you trying to remove the programs using the "Uninstall a program" from
Programs and Features in Control Panel? If not, how are you trying to
uninstall them?

Some programs do have badly-written uninstallers that fail to ask for the
correct permissions to uninstall them. If they will not uninstall via
Programs and Features, Uninstall a Program, you may need to find the actual
uninstall executable in the Program Files folder for the program.
Right-click on the uninstaller executable and select "Run as administrator".


"Kelsey13" <Kelsey13@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
> comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only
> one
> that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
> Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
> Any suggestions?????
--
Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
MVP - Windows Desktop Experience

jamesvdm
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RE: Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-27-2008, 12:41 PM
Hey

It sounds like whoever set up your laptop has not given you an administrator
account. It would be a good idea to contact that person and get them to give
you administrator access.

James

"Kelsey13" wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
> comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only one
> that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
> Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
> Any suggestions?????
Kelsey13
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Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-27-2008, 06:57 PM
I have been trying for a week unsuccessfully to remove programs from my
computer. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS. Each time I try to
uninstall a program it tells me that the system administrator has set
policies to prevent this. Now I am the only one using this computer and I
check and it shows that I am the administrator and there are no other
accounts on this computer.

Is there anyway to do this?

Also, as a side question, I have a program that I wish to use on my computer
that is for WIN XP, but I would like to use it on Vista, and have installed
it, but some of the features are not working. I have checked the
compatability mode and have had no success.
Thanks in advance.
Kelsey13
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RE: Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-27-2008, 07:47 PM
Hi,
I purchased this laptop from Best Buy and I am the only one who has ever
used it and installed the programs.
K

"jamesvdm" wrote:
> Hey
>
> It sounds like whoever set up your laptop has not given you an administrator
> account. It would be a good idea to contact that person and get them to give
> you administrator access.
>
> James
>
> "Kelsey13" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
> > comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only one
> > that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
> > Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
> > Any suggestions?????
Kelsey13
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Re: Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-27-2008, 07:47 PM
Hi,
Where do I find the uninstaller excutable file in the Programs folder, so I
can select it to run as administrator.
K

"Jane C" wrote:
> Hi Kelsey,
>
> Are you trying to remove the programs using the "Uninstall a program" from
> Programs and Features in Control Panel? If not, how are you trying to
> uninstall them?
>
> Some programs do have badly-written uninstallers that fail to ask for the
> correct permissions to uninstall them. If they will not uninstall via
> Programs and Features, Uninstall a Program, you may need to find the actual
> uninstall executable in the Program Files folder for the program.
> Right-click on the uninstaller executable and select "Run as administrator".
>
>
> "Kelsey13" <Kelsey13@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2CE97041-A739-44DA-869F-B6C375529EC5@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
> > comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only
> > one
> > that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
> > Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
> > Any suggestions?????
>
> --
> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
> MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
>
Kelsey13
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RE: Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-27-2008, 07:49 PM
Please ignore this request, as it I accidentally double posted it.
Thanks,

"Kelsey13" wrote:
> I have been trying for a week unsuccessfully to remove programs from my
> computer. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS. Each time I try to
> uninstall a program it tells me that the system administrator has set
> policies to prevent this. Now I am the only one using this computer and I
> check and it shows that I am the administrator and there are no other
> accounts on this computer.
>
> Is there anyway to do this?
>
> Also, as a side question, I have a program that I wish to use on my computer
> that is for WIN XP, but I would like to use it on Vista, and have installed
> it, but some of the features are not working. I have checked the
> compatability mode and have had no success.
> Thanks in advance.
jamesvdm
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RE: Administrator Issues
Posted: 02-27-2008, 11:15 PM
Hi

Can you type in the error you get word for word?

Thanks

"Kelsey13" wrote:
> Hi,
> I purchased this laptop from Best Buy and I am the only one who has ever
> used it and installed the programs.
> K
>
> "jamesvdm" wrote:
>
> > Hey
> >
> > It sounds like whoever set up your laptop has not given you an administrator
> > account. It would be a good idea to contact that person and get them to give
> > you administrator access.
> >
> > James
> >
> > "Kelsey13" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
> > > comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only one
> > > that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
> > > Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
> > > Any suggestions?????
jihchiang
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Re: Administrator Issues
Posted: 03-10-2008, 05:28 AM
Hi, Kelsey13. I have exactly the same OS. Meaning if it works for me , it
has to work for you. What you need to do is to take " ownership " of the
programs. Here is the step by step :---
1. bring up the program > right click > choose Properties
2.click Security > click Advance
3. click Effective Permission > click Select
4. enter your account name as requested by the prompt > click OK
5. a window with a long list of permissions, all checkmarked. Scroll down to
the last entry, you should see Take Ownership , click OK
6. close all the windows. You are now the owner of that program. Go back to
that program and delete it.
PS. like the other person said , did you mean " uninstall " when you said "
delete " ?If so why wouldn't you go to the programs directory and do the
un-installing ? One more thing, vista does not like programs downloaded from
XP.Must be some compatability issue. Consult some XP experts.
"Kelsey13" <Kelsey13@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2CE97041-A739-44DA-869F-B6C375529EC5@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a few programs that I want to take off my computer, but a pop-up
> comes up and says that I need to contact the adminstrator. I am the only
> one
> that uses this laptop and have not been able to fix this issue. I have
> Windows Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit.
> Any suggestions?????
 
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