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Having problems removing programmes keeps saying I need to be the admin which I should be ??

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  • tico12 Jul 17, 2008

    I am sory I should have said that it was windows home basic, Itried cmd and net user and password said it was sucessful restarted and still the same any ideas??

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Yes, you have to have administrator rights to add/remove programs.

Log out and then log in as administrator:
First you must ensure that the Administrator Account is enabled:
1 open Control Panel
2 open Administrative Tools
3 open Local Security Policy
4 expand Local Policies
5 click on Security Options
6 ensure that Accounts: Administrator account status is enabled


1 open Control Panel
2 open User Accounts
3 click Change the way users log on or log off
4 untick Use the Welcome Screen
5 click Apply Options
You will now be able to log on as Administrator in Normal Mode

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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    Hollyecho Montgomery Jul 17, 2008

    Inappropriate? Did you even read my answer? You have insulted me and expect help when you put experienced techs and rate with an INAPPROPRIATE - and its LOCKED !



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