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XP won't recognise me as having admin rights

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#1 Guest_WelshSteve_*


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:58 AM

I have formatted my laptop completely and re-installed Windows XP professional on the laptop. I've had all sorts of problems though getting Windows to recognise my account as having admin rights. In USERS in the control panel it shows the account as being "Computer Administrator". And if I look in "MANAGE" system settings, it shows my account as a member of the administrators group. Yet when I try and install some software I get the "Run As" box asking for details of an account with admin rights. I thought at first that the account may be corrupt, so I created a new account, give it admin rights and tried under that,and it eventually worked. But the problem is slowly coming back, leading me to think that there is something wrong with the system. This is a brand new install of XP so surely there can't be anything wrong.

I think some program installers maybe have checks for admin rights before installing, and for some reason XP is not communicating this correctly to the installer?

For instance, I have an old version of Xara Webstyle 4 that I'm trying to install, but it won't install correctly even thohg it has worked fine in the past.

Is anybody able to help at all?

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#2 computerxpds


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:04 PM

It sounds to me it might be a bad install of XP (hey it happens) so what i would do is backup your data and do a reinstall. :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:56 PM

I think re-installing is a good thing to do in this case. First thing you do after reinstalling is install Acronis TrueImage and create an image for XP partition. So next time something happens you can just restore from the image in 2 minutes.

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