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#1 cherylisfun

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:08 PM

I just downloaded openoffice but i am having trouble installing it. It keeps saying "make sure you have admin rights to this file" It is MY computer......how do i show it i do? =/

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:43 PM

Are you logged in as Administrator or have administrator rights on your account?

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 11:49 AM

I don't know. =/ I guess I am logged in as "owner" that's what it says when I click "start".

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:25 PM

Is this installing on Windows XP or Windows Vista?
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:44 PM

You'd only need to go into Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and see if your account is listed as Limited Account or Computer Administrator. If it's administrator you shouldn't have to do anything. If not, you want to either change that account or use an existing admin account to install the program.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:33 PM

I checked it out it says that I am Administrator. How do I verify it when asked while trying to install? I have never had this problem before.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 10:35 PM

Could you give us the exact error message? Does the program ever open up the normal installation dialogs, or does it just error out from the get-go?
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:20 AM

Microsoft is slapping you for using open source software ;)
But, really, I don't know - it sounds odd to me. The exact error would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:27 PM

I added another account, made it admin. and downloaded microsoft office free for 60days. Now, I have a new problem. I went to delete that account, deleted the wrong one and lost everything. Is everything really lost in my documents and whatnot or is it somewhere else? =/ Thanks
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:01 PM

If you selected to delete all of that user's files, unfortunately those files will be gone. :thumbsup:

If you didn't chose to delete everything, you should find it in a folder under that account name in C:\Documents and Settings\
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:04 AM

o wow. Thank you SO much!! I found them all right where you said. Right when I think I know something about my computer it goes and shows me just how little I really know. =/
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:13 AM

Glad you found it intact!
If you haven't already, now is probably a good time to get yourself some sort of external hard drive and make a back up of the data you care about. Because this sort of thing is seriously common, and it's not always user error. Hard drives live for the day when they can just stop working and take all of your data down with them.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:29 AM

I have a jump drive, would that be the same thing?

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:38 AM

If it's large enough to hold everything you need to save, sure.
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