Re: Can't download as non-admin in Vista or later
Try doing this. While logged in as the admin account, start Widnows Update,
go to Change Settings and check the "Allow all users to install updates ..."
option. (If it's already checked then I'm stumped.) Enabling that option
would alllow _all_ users to install updates, which you may not want. It's up
to you to decide the lesser of the two evils. However, it doesn't make sense
that windows update does not work when you provide the administrator
credentials. UAC bug or working as designed? Who knows ...
> redxii wrote:
> > Permissions aren't the problem. I am able to use Microsoft Update Catalog,
> > the downloading of files is malfunctioning. It wants admin credentials for
> > some stupid reason (should be able to save on my desktop without special
> > privileges) and probably due to security changes starting in Vista, it just
> > plain isn't possible to use a separate account to launch the Browse dialog.
> > They need to make it so admin isn't required to save/download files. It
> > really isn't required.
> 2 suggestions you can try:
> 1) Open IE by *right* clicking the shortcut on the Start Menu and choose
> 'Run as admin'
> 2) Save the file to your User Account's Download subfolder
> BTW, is the edition of Vista x64 ? If yes, then open IE in 32 bit mode.
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked