Account 'NAMED' Administrator vs. 'administrator rights' question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by FireBrick, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. FireBrick

    FireBrick Guest

    many amatuer radio programs do not work well if installed into Vista's
    Programs directory.
    Hence we have learned to not install that way but to specify a new directory
    in C: or even better to install into D:.
    this is what I do.

    But some of the programs which have auto update features or upload and
    download tons of data still get cranky.

    One of the fellows said that most of these problems go away if you login
    into an account named 'Administrator' and not into an account that just has
    'administrator rights'.

    So how do I create an account named 'administrator'????
    Now that I already have my account set up?

    please and thank you.
    FireBrick, Aug 8, 2008
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  2. FireBrick

    Malke Guest

    You don't. While the built-in Administrator account is disabled by default
    in Vista, the error message you're getting from the older program is
    because that program wasn't written for Vista and this is fallout. It isn't
    because you need to be logged into an account called "Administrator". The
    program is looking to be able to write to the file system and/or the
    Registry where it is not permitted in Vista. You should definitely create
    an extra user account with administrative privileges and be running daily
    from a Standard account, but even if you log into the elevated account, I
    suspect you'll still have issues with your software.

    As you've learned to work around your software's limitations regarding
    installation, experiment from within the program if you can change its
    updating from automatic, change where it thinks it's installed, etc. A good
    place to work on this would be on "amateur radio" (hams?) forums and/or

    Malke, Aug 8, 2008
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