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#1 gmacy2003


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:42 AM

I have a computer I purchased from an estate, and I changed  the user name to my name with admistrator rights, but when I try to install programs it tells me I don't have permission needed to install and shuts me out.


What do I have to do to get these rights?


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:09 AM

Clean install is the typical answer I would give.


If you don't have permissions to do anything meaningful...changing the user name is just window dressing.  You need to be able to set up a user account in your name, then delete the other account, IMO.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:43 AM

I agree with hamluis.  Unless there is something that you absolutely must have, a system restore or fresh install is highly recommended on any used machine.  The main reason for this is security.  You don't know what is installed on a machine that has been used by someone else.

Edited by RKilroy, 08 May 2014 - 09:48 AM.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:46 AM

I agree with both posts above. However, if a clean install is impossible you can use the subInACL tool. It is a very powerful utility which I've used a number of times, but you'll need to follow the instructions in the following blog to the letter: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx

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