Re: Admin rights and installing software.
Try right clicking on the Pinnacle installer and select Run as
Here's and explanation of this issue.
BUT I AM THE !>BLEEPING*! ADMINISTRATOR!
New Vista users are often confused by the need to grant Administrator rights
to certain activities (when User Account Control is enabled) despite being
logged in to an Administrator account. This unnecessary confusion is the
result of a foolish design mistake by Microsoft, giving the same name to two
distinctly different kinds of accounts with two different privilege levels,
specifically calling them both simply "Administrator".
In Windows XP there are limited users and Administrative users. (For
purposes of this discussion I have disregarded other privilege levels which
might apply only in a domain.) An Administrative user has full rights to
the system in all respects. In Vista there are really 3 types of accounts
with different privileges - Limited user, Administrator-User (individual
user account), and Administrator-Superuser (the built-in administrator
The Administrator-User account no longer has unlimited privileges. The
built-in Administrator account must approve certain actions. The purpose of
this is to limit potential damage by malicious software when running within
an Administrator account.
A great deal of confusion would have been avoided by sensibly naming the
accounts. For example, the built in Administrator account might have been
named Superuser or Root (borrowing from UNIX) or the Administrator-User
might have been named "Privileged-User."
You might find it helpful to think of your computers accounts along these
lines -Administrator-User and Administrator-Superuser.
"Toshuser" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi , im glad to have found this forum as ive had a niggly wee problem
> with Vista of late.I bought my computer about 10 months ago and it came
> with Vista Home premium.Up to now i cant think of any software ive
> installed other than Office.
> That would have been on day one.
> So fast forward to now and id like to install Pinnacle Studio 9 which
> tells me i dont have admin rights and need to sign in as administrater.
> Im the one and only user,the computer tells me clearly i am the
> administrater which of course correct.
> Any help is greatly appreciated as its got me stumped.I installed it on
> a XP machine just to check,id like to have it on my laptop.