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#1 1up2down

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:32 PM

OK, So here's my problem.

 

I installed Windows 7 using a password to ensure I would be logged in as the administrator. Once logged in I can go to the user accounts in control panel where it tells me that I am indeed logged in as the administrator.

 

I then installed one of my old programs and it ran perfectly. However, Windows then started installing loads of updates. When it had finished I could no longer run the program and was being told I need to be logged in as the administrator even though I still am.

 

A online search tells me I am not alone with this problem, and no doubt it has been brought up on this site a few times before. I have tried most of the advice given to others but none of it worked. So tell me, has anyone actually come up with a solution to this problem.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 08:38 AM

Create a new admin account and see if this works.  If it does then we can move your admin user account profile to the new account and disable the original account.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 09:26 AM

Just tried as you suggested but it made no difference



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:17 AM

The new admin account didn't work?


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:39 AM

Is the issue isolated only to that 1 program?  



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

I have had the odd occasions when attempting to move files and so on where I have been told I need to be the administrator, but as far as programs are concerned it is only the one so far, Flight Simulator 2004 or better known as FS9



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 12:07 PM

Try uninstalling/reinstalling the program, then reboot.  



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 12:15 PM

This is a permissions issue.  When you get the error is there a box with OK to click on? 


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 12:16 PM

Right-click the Program you want to start.

Click on "Properties".

Then go to the tab "Compatibility".

There is a box called "Run this program as Administrator".

Enable that box.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 03:36 PM

Try uninstalling/reinstalling the program, then reboot.  

Tried that



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 03:39 PM

This is a permissions issue.  When you get the error is there a box with OK to click on? 

Yes, but after clicking OK nothing happened and that box did not appear again until I removed and reinstalled the program



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 03:40 PM

Right-click the Program you want to start.

Click on "Properties".

Then go to the tab "Compatibility".

There is a box called "Run this program as Administrator".

Enable that box.

Already tried that too



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 04:08 PM

It's checking if it is a legitmate install. Looking for cd 4 of the set.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 04:16 PM

CD 4 was in the drive. The problem has to do with Windows Updates because before they were installed it was running perfectly. But I have just had a thought. Windows is still installing updates, so I am wondering if there a chance that I might later get an update that corrects the problem.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 04:32 PM

Is a legit cd or a copy?






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