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Administartive install

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#1 lardi


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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:47 AM

:thumbsup: Can anybody come up with the answer to the " Administrative install" problem....i'm trying to install a program and when i run the install it comes up with a box saying " YOU CANNOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM OVER A NETWORK AND IN ORDER TO DO SO YOU MUST FIRST PERFOM A ADMINISTRATIVE INSTALL"!!

I'm not on a network nor will i ever be!!!! please help...I'm running XP HOME . Ive never come across this before so this is totaly new to me.

please help.

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#2 rexifelis


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Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:04 PM

first off, :thumbsup: to BC lardi!

what application are you trying to install? is it from a CD, floppy,
downloaded installer or a usb flash memory key?

sometimes copying the installer from the original medium
to a folder on your harddrive can fix this problem...

on your machine are you logged in as an administrative level user?
you should be able to go to start->settings->control panel->users and passwords

and i dont have a XP machine here in front of me so im going from memory now...
you should be able to see if your user account is "restricted" or "administrator"

you need to be administrator level to do lots of installs...

hope this helps...


Edited by rexifelis, 21 December 2004 - 01:05 PM.

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#3 lardi

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:59 AM

:thumbsup: Hi thanks for your very kind and quick reply!!!!...
As it happens im installing the software from downloaded files....into bin iso files!.
Ive checked that im the administrator but some reason it seems to think that im trying to install the software over a network!!! which im not NOR i ever will!!.
Ive run out of idea's why its doing this so any help would be great.
Please can you help me sort out how to install the sorftware and get round this "Administrative install"

Thanks for your time.


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