Vista Home Premium Problem

Posted: 07-17-2008, 06:40 PM
okay i just got the laptop wit vista home premium on it and i'm the only
acount. but itsz telling me for certian programs that i dont have
administrator rights and so i cant run the programs. why is this happening
and can anyone help me? also i'm running a 64 bit but when i try 2 run 32 bit
i somtimes dnt work. i herd that 64 bit was fully compatible with 32 bit but
yet still i am having problems getting certain firewalls and running certain
games

Vista Home Premium Problem


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Mick Murphy
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RE: Vista Home Premium Problem
Posted: 07-18-2008, 10:06 AM
Right-click on the programs > run as Admin
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"Matthew" wrote:
> okay i just got the laptop wit vista home premium on it and i'm the only
> acount. but itsz telling me for certian programs that i dont have
> administrator rights and so i cant run the programs. why is this happening
> and can anyone help me? also i'm running a 64 bit but when i try 2 run 32 bit
> i somtimes dnt work. i herd that 64 bit was fully compatible with 32 bit but
> yet still i am having problems getting certain firewalls and running certain
> games
Mike
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RE: Vista Home Premium Problem
Posted: 07-18-2008, 11:20 AM
I have the same problem, onl;y the message shows up when I shut down Windows
Mail. It also popped up when I was trying to download a screensaver. I'm
the only account, logged in as Administrator.

"Matthew" wrote:
> okay i just got the laptop wit vista home premium on it and i'm the only
> acount. but itsz telling me for certian programs that i dont have
> administrator rights and so i cant run the programs. why is this happening
> and can anyone help me?
Dwarf
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RE: Vista Home Premium Problem
Posted: 07-18-2008, 04:43 PM
Hi Matthew,

Even though you have the only account on your laptop and you are running as
an administrator, most of the time you are actually running as a standard
user. I actually advise you to create a second account with standard
privileges and use that for day-to-day use. If a program requires
administrative credentials in order to execute, it will explicitly ask for
them when you run it. You might need to right-click on the program and select
'Run as administrator' from the menu that appears. Even if you run the
program from an account with administrative privileges, it will still ask you
to confirm that you want to run that program with administrative status. That
is because of the security configuration and architecture of Vista. All
accounts run at the highest level of security for their privilege status, and
they use tokens to control this. A standard account has 1 token - this gives
that account standard limited privileges. An administrative account has 2
tokens, one of which behaves like the token on a standard account. This is
the default token that is used when running an administrative account. The
other token is the one which can give programs full administrative status. On
the occasions where a program needs to be run using administrative
credentials, the program will ask you to provide them (from a standard user)
or confirm it (from an administrative user). This causes the program to
switch from using a standard token to using an administrative token, which
allows the program to run at a lower security level and therefore gives it
greater access to the system. Generally speaking, it is best for a program to
be run at the high level of security that a standard account provides, unless
the program will not execute properly. Although in this situation it is often
quite possible that the program will run with elevated privileges, the best
solution is to see if a patch or upgrade is available to enable the program
to run in a standard account with standard privileges.
Dwarf

"Matthew" wrote:
> okay i just got the laptop wit vista home premium on it and i'm the only
> acount. but itsz telling me for certian programs that i dont have
> administrator rights and so i cant run the programs. why is this happening
> and can anyone help me? also i'm running a 64 bit but when i try 2 run 32 bit
> i somtimes dnt work. i herd that 64 bit was fully compatible with 32 bit but
> yet still i am having problems getting certain firewalls and running certain
> games
Cinnamon
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RE: Vista Home Premium Problem
Posted: 08-15-2008, 11:01 PM
I think your answer applies to a Business version, not Home Premium, of
Vista. Perhaps you are referring to Vista with UAC enabled. Most people
disable it - it's worse than pop-ups on the internet.

I have been having trouble printing from Word 2003 on my Vista laptop (HP
Tablet) to my printer over my wireless network. Other programs seem to print
fine, although slower than from my XP Pro laptops. After spending hours upon
hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech support, and not resolving my problem,
they closed the ticket as unresolved and I did more research online.

Although the exact problem was posted in several forums, there has not been
a definitive resolution. However, one forum suggested that the printer
needed the Run as Administrator option. But it can't be done in Home Premium
- Vista Home Premium has hidden the true Administrator account and there is
no way to activate it unless you know how to hack into it. In addition, it
doesn't have the option to Run as Administrator - at least I've never found
it on anything yet (I was told to use the r-click context menu). Or are you
referring to the UAC that nags you every time you open a program?

Also, in order to print from Word 2003 on Vista over a network, not only
must the printer be running as Administrator, it also must have Active
Directory Domain Services available. Apparently Home Premium doesn't have
it. I can't edit permissions in User Accounts - everything is grayed out.
Local Users and Groups is not installed in Home Premium either.

So I looked at my other options. Perhaps I should upgrade to Vista Business
- but wait, no I can't - it appears that you can only upgrade to Vista
Ultimate from Home Premium. So, either sell the laptop and buy an older one,
or uninstall the factory Vista OS (format the disk) and install XP Pro and
hope that I can find device drivers for the hardware. Loss of the touch
screen is my biggest concern - it's the only reason I bought the tablet to
begin with.

The level of security Vista has that the owner of the machine is unable to
configure is absurd. I'm insulted that Microsoft thinks I'm too stupid to
use my own computer and have my own home network. At this point all I like
about Vista it has that I like is a pretty default desktop wallpaper and
kinda cool skinning.

"Dwarf" wrote:

....You might need to right-click on the program and select
> 'Run as administrator' from the menu that appears. Even if you run the
> program from an account with administrative privileges, it will still ask you
> to confirm that you want to run that program with administrative status. That
> is because of the security configuration and architecture of Vista. All
> accounts run at the highest level of security for their privilege status, and
> they use tokens to control this. ..
> Dwarf
>
> "Matthew" wrote:
>
> > okay i just got the laptop wit vista home premium on it and i'm the only
> > acount. but itsz telling me for certian programs that i dont have
> > administrator rights and so i cant run the programs. why is this happening
> > and can anyone help me? also i'm running a 64 bit but when i try 2 run 32 bit
> > i somtimes dnt work. i herd that 64 bit was fully compatible with 32 bit but
> > yet still i am having problems getting certain firewalls and running certain
> > games
chevell
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Re: Vista Home Premium Problem
Posted: 09-01-2008, 06:38 PM

Ok, from now on, only click once to post a responce. Triple repeats
hmmm.


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