"George-Oh Help" <George-Oh Help@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
>I am running vista Ultimate - I am unable to install a single program or do
> anything with out permission and an administrator account that seems to be
> locked out. I boot in safe mode to get to admin account and it advises me
> contact my network administrator - I am at home -----anyone know how to
> this other than wipe disk?
There is nothing wrong with your PC.
By default the Administrator account (big A) is disabled (you won't need to
use it anyway)
If your account is a member of the administrator group - which it will be by
default if this is the first account you set up as you installed the system
then it is an admin account BUT it is subject to User Account Control (UAC),
which is why you may occasionally see a pop up message about requiring admin
privileges or rights to do something - this is normal and a great way to
protect you from yourself.
If you wish to know more about UAC and even how to turn it off (be very
careful and fully understand he risks you are exposing yourself to by doing
Just open Help and Support and search for UAC.