my vista thinks I am not the admin. so i cant instal/unintall prog

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Andy Mac, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Andy Mac

    Andy Mac Guest

    A couple days ago, when i was signing into WLMessenger I got a window saying
    " a newer version is available. youu must install newer version to continue.
    Would you like to do this now? " so i press yes and it starts but then i get
    a window saying " the administrator has set policies" but i am the only user
    and i am an administrator. so i go to Control Panel>Unintall a Program then i
    tried to uninstall WLMessenger then it say i need administrators Permission
    but i am the administrator!
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
    THX> ANDY MAC
     
    Andy Mac, Oct 1, 2007
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  2. Andy Mac

    squeakstar Guest

    quit messanger properly.

    right mouse messanger shortcut> run as administrator... now do your
    update!
     
    squeakstar, Oct 1, 2007
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  3. Andy,

    What's the status of User Account Control (UAC) in the system?

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    A couple days ago, when i was signing into WLMessenger I got a window saying
    " a newer version is available. youu must install newer version to continue.
    Would you like to do this now? " so i press yes and it starts but then i get
    a window saying " the administrator has set policies" but i am the only user
    and i am an administrator. so i go to Control Panel>Unintall a Program then i
    tried to uninstall WLMessenger then it say i need administrators Permission
    but i am the administrator!
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
    THX> ANDY MAC
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Oct 2, 2007
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  4. Andy Mac

    Andy Mac Guest

    It is turned on.

    Andy
     
    Andy Mac, Oct 4, 2007
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  5. Andy Mac

    Andy Mac Guest

    I tried to run as admin, but it still didnt work :(
     
    Andy Mac, Oct 4, 2007
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  6. Ramesh, MS-MVP, Oct 11, 2007
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  7. Andy Mac

    SallyL Guest

    hi,

    i'm an administrator but i couldnt delete unused files even after i
    uninstalled the program. it kept on asking me to have an administrator
    permission & try again... it takes up alot of my drive space.

    do u have any idea wats going wrong? i'm an administrator & i myself couldnt
    even delete those files? pls help how to get rid of this problem once & for
    all?

    thanks.

    SallyL
     
    SallyL, Jul 26, 2008
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