Hello Carey, welcome to the vista forums,
Vista operates differently from earlier windows - It has proper
an admin in vista operates as a standard user until they need to work
as admin, this is called elevation.
to do this in your case click on the start orb and type "cmd" into the
search bar (at the bottom of the start menu) you should then see CMD.EXE
on the list. right click on this and select "run as Administrator"
answer ok to the UAC prompt
this will open the command interface where you can enter the
instructions you need to ( you should see Administrator in the title bar
Stick with it, it gets easier I promise you
the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
understand.,- frank herbert