Mike Wilson ==> If you've got a minute, I need some help. Maybe some others can help as well TIA

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Snowman, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Guest


    Since I installed SP1 on my Home Premium, when using WinRAR, I can't
    open any text file, i.e., nfo, txt, diz in WinRAR to view it. I keep
    getting an error message
    "Can't create file c:\program files\ etc."
    "Access is denied"
    Do you, or anyone else reading this have any ideas as to what I need
    to do to correct this, besides getting rid of the obvious causative
    and return to my beloved XP Pro? <g>

    Oh, Mike, also, when I first started Vista on the Internet, I was
    offered an MS forum on Vista for feedback, but had a glitch in my
    system (or more probably Firefox) before I could get to that site and
    bookmark it. If you know site, I sure would appreciate it very much
    if you would point me in that direction, as I would like to learn more
    about Vista before I become thoroughly turned off by it.
    Snowman, Apr 21, 2008
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  2. WinRAR needs to be run as an administrator. Maybe RARLABS will come out with
    a new version that does not require administrative privileges in the future
    but for now you have to run it as administrator.
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 23, 2008
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  3. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for that info. I was watching a DVD and not really "into" it
    and remembered what you just mentioned and came into here to see if
    that was the problem, and saw there was a message, which was yours.
    I don't think I installed WinRAR as administrator, as I didn't learn
    of this "trick" until about a month ago. I'll get back with you.

    Snowman, Apr 24, 2008
  4. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    Hi Charles,

    That did the trick. Thanks for the help. Sorry I was delayed in
    getting back to you, but I just got back inside and sat down at the
    computer and did it -- trying to beat the rain.
    Snowman, Apr 25, 2008
  5. One quick question here, is it true that Vista is inherantly slower than XP
    Home Edition or Professional?
    If so, why? If one is trying to run the Vista mod that you can be running XP
    in it's background....
    Robert Bodling, May 11, 2008
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