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
The below is not available in Vista Home Basic - so any other advice???
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
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Rough. Alright, might have your back on this one. So, did you type in your log-in name and leave the password field blank and click "OK"? If that didn't work, there is another option. Instead of entering "Repair My Computer" choose "Safe Mode". Often times, there is a hidden administrator account on some systems that doesn't have a password. If you only see your profile listed when you get to the log in screen, then shut it down and restart. If you do see the administrator account log in and delete the user account. If you only saw your profile listed, log in to Windows in normal mode and check the Start>All Programs list for an Acer Recover Utility that might allow you to begin the process from within windows.
Enable the administrator account, login as administrator and select your regular users folder and assign your regular user as owner.
Open a cmd prompt, run as adminif in win vista/7
type without quotes "net use administrator /active:yes"
Log out of current user and login as administrator
Now you should have permission to set permissions to your other users folder. Set ownership to originsl user.
Comment if you get stuck or need more help
If OS is XP then log in the PC in safe mode there u will see a new account that is Admininistrator. Log in there make the chages in the user account there.
If the OS is Vista / Win 7 then restart NB in safe mode there u will see option like Safe Mode with Command Prompt log in that in the black box type in " net user administrator / active " enter then restart the NB log on to the new admin account click on it in there go to users click on ur user account delete the account password there and then resart PC log on in the old account. In the old account click on start- type in CMD right click on it run as administrator in the black box type in " net user administrator /active:no " restart the NB again issue resolved.
You didn't say what version of windows you use. With some versions you can bypass the password in the safe mode. When the computer starts press F8 until it starts to beep. This gives you the option of starting in safe mode. When you get to the screen where you should put in the password you get the option to log in as administrator with no password required. Log in, go to control panel, find your username and change or delete the password.
If you cannot get in this way there is a program available from http://www.windows-password-recovery.net/ which costs 36 euros or 49 dollars. When you pay for it you get the option to download an image file which you burn to a cd. You can then boot any windows computer with this cd and it gives you the option to delete the log on password without going into windows. You then remove the cd and restart windows with no password.
go to recovery partion and open command prompt by pressing alt "+" D get into C:\ type " ren c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe oldutilman.exe " and press enter then type " ren c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe utilman.exe " and press enter RESTART THE PC GO TO EASE OF ACCESS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LOG ON SCREEN IT WILL OPEN COMMAND PROMPT AGAIN NOW TYPE net user administrator /active:yes IF SUPER ADMIN DOES'NT GET CREATED TYPE net user /add user mypassword net localgroup administrators user /add RESTART THE PC log on using the new admin account ie. "useraccountname" and change the password of the previous admin account DONE
Could you please let me know do you have administrator password, by rebooting the computer in safe mode (F8 Key at logo appear). If yes then revert quickly.. so that we can figure it out....
you use an administrator account to reset the password, you will
permanently lose access to any e‑mail messages or encrypted files that
are on that account.
These steps cannot be completed on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium.
Log on to the administrator account that you will use to reset the forgotten password.
Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button , typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
what OS are you using? XP Home or Pro? Vista? do you normally login with a username or login as "Administrator"? You can try booting to safe mode by hitting f8 during the bootup process, choose safe mode and login as administrator without a password. If you still cannot get in that way, then you will need to use a program to reset the admin or user passwords. check this page: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm for instructions, but understand that there is a risk of corrupting data or filesystem when messing with these kinds of tools. Get a geek friend to help you if you're not sure what you're doing.
if you can go into safe mode ( assuming its not joined to a domain you should be able to get in under the admin account in safe mode and reset the password or create a backup account that has admin rights )
Did you run the install as an administrator? Try right-clicking on the setup icon of the program and choose "Run as administrator" Most programs have repair options during installation, try repair if you can. If you dont try to remove. In ALL cases you must do this as an administrator under Vista.
Take it into your nearest Geek Squad (Best Buy). As long as you have any version of Windows Vista excluding Vista Basic then they have a program that can remove that password. They'll charge $29 for the work.