New Vista Headache

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by flaming-o, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. flaming-o

    flaming-o Guest

    Vista now will not install new programs. I get a warning box saying the temp
    folder is on a drive that is full or that I do not have write permission
    for. The temp file is where? It is on the C drive, which is nearly empty,
    and I am logged on as the administrator.
    What a pile of c***.
     
    flaming-o, Apr 2, 2008
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  2. Q. "Vista now will not install new programs"

    A. Please be specific and state "what new programs".

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows System & Performance

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    Vista now will not install new programs. I get a warning box saying the temp
    folder is on a drive that is full or that I do not have write permission
    for. The temp file is where? It is on the C drive, which is nearly empty,
    and I am logged on as the administrator.
    What a pile of c***.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Apr 2, 2008
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  3. flaming-o

    SG Guest

    Hi,

    Do you have UAC turned off? This is one of many errors you will see if it
    is. Several programs requires write access to the TEMP directory and if UAC
    is disabled then write access is denied and thus your error message.

    --
    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
     
    SG, Apr 2, 2008
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  4. flaming-o

    Not Me Guest

    You brought your MOM to parent-teacher conference instead of your Nanny?
    We can't talk to your MOM without note from the Nanny.

    You need to enable UAC during the install, then turn it back off afterwards.
    IMO, Vista is screwed up that way.
    They MUST protect you from yourself...it's the AOL, oops, I mean MS way!!
     
    Not Me, Apr 2, 2008
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  5. At a guess you have followed the instructions for turning off UAC.. hint: it
    doesn't.. it turns off the prompt so you don't see it.
    You need to see the prompt with some installs so you can say OK and the
    install can complete OK.
    I expect a good many of the problems reported are due to the
    misunderstanding of UAC and the so called turn off fix.
    (Either that or you have found a new bug and need to report it.)
     
    [email protected], Apr 2, 2008
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  6. flaming-o

    Bob Eyster Guest

    I have UAC turned off and have no such problems. I'm able to install program
    with no problem.
     
    Bob Eyster, Apr 2, 2008
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  7. flaming-o

    Bob Eyster Guest

    I installed Vista SP1 with UAC turned off with no problem.
     
    Bob Eyster, Apr 2, 2008
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  8. flaming-o

    RA Guest

    Baloney!
     
    RA, Apr 2, 2008
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  9. flaming-o

    SG Guest

    Baloney, Ham or WHATEVER
    You have no idea what you are talking about and it's obvious you know
    nothing about UAC.

    There are many examples of what faults turning off UAC can cause and just
    because YOU haven't had any yet doesn't mean they don't happen. I'll give
    you one example and you tell us how full of baloney adobe is. Read the
    "Additional Information" section and remember the creator wrote this not me.
    http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333643

    There's also examples where some believe they won't have problems by
    disabling the prompts, but leaving UAC on and that is indeed as you say
    Baloney. The prompts are just the messenger and when UAC kicks in and no
    prompt is displayed the user has no idea what is going on nor will they
    ever. To each his on and if you have it disabled, go for it, but just
    because YOU haven't experienced any trouble yet is no reason to tell me or
    the OP it's Bologna.

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    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
     
    SG, Apr 2, 2008
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  10. Maybe but there are multiple ways of turning it off, some don't.
     
    [email protected], Apr 2, 2008
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    sammy Guest

    Bad example. That link is a year old. I just installed Adobe Reader on my
    laptop with UAC turned off and there were no issues. None. Zip. Nada. Maybe
    you should install updated apps and you won't have UAC issues.
    Give us another example.
     
    sammy, Apr 2, 2008
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  12. flaming-o

    NoStop Guest

    Just like there's multiple ways that a Vista box won't boot after having SP1
    installed. That's according to plenty of posts in this NG. Maybe you missed
    them, as you spend all your time trolling.

    Cheers.

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    A US president declared war on poverty. Poverty won.
    Another US president declared a war on drugs. Drugs won.
    This US president declared a war on terror. Terror won.
    Next?
     
    NoStop, Apr 3, 2008
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  13. flaming-o

    Frank Guest

    There are? How would you know you broke, stupid, ignorant POS lying
    linux troll. Hell you can't even afford Vista!

    That's according to plenty of posts in this NG.

    It is? You must be confusing this ng with that open sores sh*thole that
    is your home ng.

    Maybe you missed
    You dumb fukk...are you really that stupid?
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 3, 2008
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    SG Guest

    It doesn't matter if the link is a year old, the OP still may have an issue
    with software like Adobe thus my comment "example". No doubt Adobe has fix
    their problem and has added UAC code to handle that error.

    You said I should install updated apps and I won't have UAC issues.
    Wrong, updated apps can handle UAC and where did I say I had issues with
    UAC?
    Personally I've never had on any of my systems a issue with UAC because I've
    never turned it off and never will. IMO it one of the greatest features MS
    has ever put into their software and I can only foresee it getting better
    and better.

    I have worked on some of my clients machines who did have trouble installing
    only to find out they had UAC turned off. One comes to mind was is a Tax
    Accountant and tried installing ProSeries 2008. It popped up several error
    messages and after enabling UAC the install went perfectly. The problem was
    during the install with the UAC code written into the program was trying to
    prompt the user for permission and nothing could be seen and it failed.

    UAC is for your protection so I ask, do you also have your Firewall,
    AntiSpyware and Virus software disabled as well? I think the more people
    would read and understand what and why UAC is there would be more inclined
    to leave it enabled. Why's a few popup messages now and then so annoying?
    Unless you are one of these users that installs and uninstalls 20 apps a
    week and just play's around with their system I rarely see anything and then
    it's a simple click and I know something was trying to run.

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    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
     
    SG, Apr 3, 2008
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    RA Guest

    My "Baloney!" remark was that your comment "This is one of many errors you
    will see if it is (turned off)."
    suggests that you will always get this error and many other errors if you
    have UAC turned off. That is simply not true. Many people have UAC turned
    off and never get that error or any other errors.
    Just because it has happened to you is no reason to tell anyone that it will
    always happen to them.
     
    RA, Apr 3, 2008
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  16. flaming-o

    SG Guest

    My bad "This is one of many errors you will see if it is (turned off)."
    should read
    "This is one of many errors you "might" see if it is (turned off)." so I see
    how you saw it suggested otherwise. BTW, notice I say "if" it is turned off.
    That's not to say if you do you will receive any error message, but I have
    ran into a problem on a clients machine where UAC off did indeed cause a
    problem. This was a very expensive Tax program and after I found my client
    had UAC disabled I turned it back on and it installed without a hitch. There
    are others whom have had trouble with UAC off as well and that's why my
    reply to the OP.

    Your reply "Baloney" suggest you know something no one else does about UAC,
    but failed to explain anything. Do you know for sure it's not the OP's
    problem? no, nor do I, but it's the process of elimination that may find it
    and UAC could be the problem. The problem with UAC off to me is not only do
    you compromise your system you may experience error messages when installing
    something and not even know where the errors are coming from.
    It amazes me users scream about protecting their systems with Firewalls,
    AntiSpyware and Virus software, but yet UAC another great feature built into
    windows they complain because a few extra mouse clicks and turn it off.

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    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
     
    SG, Apr 3, 2008
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    RA Guest

    My bad also. I used a one word reply that was not clear what I was referring
    to and was just as misleading as your original reply.
     
    RA, Apr 3, 2008
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  18. flaming-o

    SG Guest

    Thanks RA for the reply and we both admit our mistake. These groups are all
    about helping each other, but sometimes a misunderstanding leads to hard
    feelings. Glad we cleared this up. BTW, other than a few annoying mouse
    clicks do you have a specific reason to have UAC turned off? I'm compiling a
    sheet as to why it should be left on, but if there's problems you or anyone
    else has had with it on I like to know.

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    All the best,
    SG

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
     
    SG, Apr 3, 2008
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    RA Guest


    I have it turned of on one machine just to see what happens.
     
    RA, Apr 3, 2008
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