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While tring to install a printer, a sign poped up saying we needed an administrator.

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Hello there.

This means the User you are logged in as does not have Administrative Privileges. Without them, the system will not allow hardware changes or additions.

Try this:

  • Click START > Control Panel > User Accounts
  • User accounts will be displayed.
  • Find your Login Name and click it.
  • Select 'Change Account type and click it.
  • 'Limited' is probably marked. Click the administrator button. and save.
  • Retry the install
If this doesn't work
  • Under the names, find one that says Computer Administrator.
  • Log in under this name. You're on you own with the password
  • Retry the install
If you continue to have problems, get back to me with model #'s details, etc.

Remember: Good things come to those who Rate.
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Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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Log off the computer or restart the computer and login with administrator account and password to install it successfully.

If you don't have an administarator account then reboot the system in safe mode and login with administrator account and make a account which has admin rights.

An administrator account user can only install the printer drivers or software.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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