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Admin authorization required when I AM the admin. Help?

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Old 12-26-2008
Joel Goetz
 

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Admin authorization required when I AM the admin. Help?

I just got my new computer yesterday (complete with Vista, which I have
no experience with) and at one point I was downloading some zip files
that were to be extracted into folders specified by myself; I did this
all the time on my old computer. But when I try to do it now, an error
message comes up telling me that that action requires an administrative
authorization..........but there's only one user account and I am the
administrator. It also gave no prompt for me to accept it; it just
denied its use.

I read that there's some new security feature with Vista called UAC (I
believe?) that treats every user as a standard user, and that ever .exe
file is supposed to have some authorization thing with it..........I
don't know much about computers and I JUST wanna be able to turn this
off or know how to deal with it. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.




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Old 12-27-2008
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Re: Admin authorization required when I AM the admin. Help?
On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 17:13:46 +0000, Joel Goetz
<Joel.Goetz.39ad65f@vistabanter.com> wrote:

>I read that there's some new security feature with Vista called UAC (I
>believe?) that treats every user as a standard user, and that ever .exe
>file is supposed to have some authorization thing with it..........I
>don't know much about computers and I JUST wanna be able to turn this
>off or know how to deal with it. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.


Control Panel (Classic Mode)

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The option to turn it off is on that page.

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