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Setting your profile to administrator level on windows XP

I need to reinstall a driver on my laptop but it says i need to have an administrators level to do so where do i need to go to set this access up?

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Hi rclang...

you will have to log in to windows as the computer administrator, or with an already existing profile that is set with admin permissions this will enable you to get into the user settings and change the permissions on your own profile. you do this in the control panel user settings.

there must be other users on your computer, as the primary account always has admin privileges, if you haven't modified them in any way. once you've changed your permissions, just log off the admin profile and into your own... you should now be able to install, uninstall, change settings etc.

let me know if you need more guidance on how to do this...
bru*

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota Feb 17, 2009

    i'm glad that worked for you rclang... & thanks! :)

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