Why does it say I need admin priveleges when I know I have them?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by SilkSk01, May 22, 2009.

  1. SilkSk01

    SilkSk01 Guest

    I am trying to install Sony Vegas 9.0 on my computer but I can't even
    open the trial version. Every time I do I get a message saying
    "Registration requires administrator privileges. Please run Vegas Pro
    9.0 from an administrator account to complete registration".

    I've confirmed and reconfirmed that my user account has administrator
    privileges. Here's what I've tried.

    1. Right click - "Run as administrator." Failed.

    2. Right click - properties - compatibility - check the "Run as
    administrator" box. Failed.

    3. Activated Vista's hidden administrator account, made sure it really
    did had admin privileges, installed and ran it from there (also granted
    guest account admin privs and ran from that account). Failed.

    4. Ran it from command prompt as administrator. Failed.

    I've also tried numerous combinations of the above and every time I try
    to run the trial I get the same message. How can I convince it that I
    do indeed have administrator privileges?
    SilkSk01, May 22, 2009
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  2. Have you looked at the Sony website for support on Vegas 9?

    I did, and I think the answer you seek is right there.

    If doing that yourself is too complex here is a starter for you.

    Go to http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope
    Then select from the top menu Support ... Knowledgebase
    Then select Vegas under the drop down for product
    Then enter .... well how about ... Administrator into the keyword box
    an press Search
    I hope I really don't have to tell you that the answers you seek are the top
    three entries returned by this search.

    The point is - please try and help yourself first by looking at the support
    web site for your product to see if the answers are there (which in this
    case they probably are.)
    Mike Brannigan, May 22, 2009
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