W7RC1 Administrator Problem

  Davith 12 Jul 09

W7RC1 Installed fine. Office 2000, TurboCAD 8 both old Canon printers all appear to be recognised an work OK.

I am the only person logged on to the system therefore I am the Administrator.

Having installed Money 2005 when trying to restore backup versions of existing money files money says it need an upgrade, this is normal as there appears to have been some cockup between money 2004 and 2005 version files.(This always has occured when reinstalling Money 2005 under XP so is not a problem with W7RC1). On attempting to download the upgrade I am told that I have to log in as Administrator to have permission to use the upgrade but as said above I am the Administrator. Check of user profiles confirms this. Has anybody come across this problem?

  a member 12 Jul 09

I also assumed I was Admin ,as I was the only user but some actions seem to not aknowledge this .
I did the following and now I never get asked for permissions.
turn off uac.
then 1- Click Start, and type "secpol.msc" in the search area and click Enter. (You may receive a prompt from UAC, approve/login and proceed)
2- In the left list, choose "Local Policies", then "Security Options"
3- Set "Accounts: Administrator account status" to Enabled.
4- Set "User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account" to Disabled.
this is for Vista originally but I have used it in WIN7 also.

good luck

  Davith 12 Jul 09

Thanks for the information Merlinx. Currently I am an XP user so Iwas not fimilar with the UAC system. I turned off UAC as you suggested didn't follow your further instructions but thught I would give it a wirl and low and behold I was able to download the update without the ADMIN message. Turned UAC back on again as it appears rather important.
Thanks again.


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