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Universal remote logitech 525

I have tried several times to, for want of a better word, load-up my new universal remote and every time (I do for now and I meen for now have vista which is going to be replaced with xp) I try I get a pop-up telling me that I have to "go to programs and right click on logitech and run as administrater" which I dobut it doesn't seem to work becouse when I go to start again it gives me the same message and I keep going around in circles, I'm just about at the point of smashing this piece of c---p and giving up but then it would win and not me?

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  • frankno2 May 24, 2008

    as this is my first ever computer you'll please forgive my ignorance but which one of the three choices do I make is it (1)change your account picture, (2)add or remove user accounts or (3)change your windows password?

  • frankno2 May 27, 2008

    Thank you for all your help and advice without it I would never have sorted it out.

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Hey frankno2 - first of all good move going to XP. Second, go into your control panel and then user accounts. Check to make sure that you have administrator rights. If not, edit your user account so you have administrator rights. Log off, then log back on and hopefully you'll be ok. If this fixes your problem PLEASE rate as fixed. If not, DON'T RATE YET! Just add a comment letting me know what happened and I'll assist you further. We won't let that thing win. We never do! Thanks.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 24, 2008

    Look at your account. Are you listed as a computer administrator? When you log in - if you log in - are there two choices: you and an administrator?

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 24, 2008

  • The built-in administrator account is disabled by default in Windows Vista on new installations. This means that you should be able to make your account an administrator account or create another account, make that one administrator, use that one to make yours an administrators and then delete the new one.
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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 24, 2008

    If those are the only options you have, go back to your control panel and type user accounts in the search box. Cick on create administrator account.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 24, 2008

    Hey frank - there's a new version of software on logitech site. Version 7.4.1.1 Check to see what version you have. Logitech says if you don't have model that matches exactly pick one that's the closest. This the link for the 520. You could download it and see if it works. If this fixes your probleb please rate fixed.



    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/440/37...



    Jeff

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 27, 2008

    If one of our solutions solved your problem or proved more helpful please rate that person's solution as fixed. Thanks.

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    Hi,

    Could it be that you are currently log on as a "user" with no administrator rights? This would explain the message. To confirm if your current user account has such privileges, pls open your control panel and and click on "User Accounts".

    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FixYa.

    Posted on May 24, 2008

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      Louie Role May 24, 2008

      Hi again frankno2 and with the indulgence of oldnovii,

      Sorry but none of the 3, usually, after clicking on "User Accounts" in the "Control Panel", the next page will show the different accounts that uses the PC. One of them would be what you are using now. Below that would be a short phrase that says "Computer Administrator" or "Limited". If it is the latter, then that would explain why several features/functions are not available to you such as programming/setting/configuring the Logitech Harmony 525. What would then be required is for you to log off and log in again using another account name with Administrator Privileges such as the "Administrator".




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