In Windows Vista, even though you are an administrator, only programs
that ask for your permission ("Windows needs your permission to
continue") are allowed to use your administrator powers.
If a program does not ask for your permission and tries to perform an
administrative action, it will think that you are not an
administrator, when the problem is actually that it did not ask you
for your permission.
To start a program with administrator power that does not ask for it,
right-click the program, and click Run As Administrator.
If it still does not believe your are an administrator, you can try
running the program in Windows XP compatability mode and see if that
- Right-click the program
- Click properties
- Click compatability tab
- Select Windows XP compatability mode
Also, check with your program's website to see if it has updates that
make it vista-compatible.
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell
Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
On Sun, 20 May 2007 12:35:01 -0700, Christina1972
>I can't get my computer to do things. It keeps telling me I need permission
>from the system admin. and as far as I can tell I am listed as the admin. A
>friend said when we hooked up the lap top for the first time it may have
>created the admin. account automaticly and without knowing it I created
>another admin. account ...... when I go to switch user or add / remove
>accounts there are only 3 listed mine , guest ,and the one I have created for
>my children. Mine says admistrator. If I have another admin. account where do
>I find it? Thank you for your time