> I'm helping a bud try to get past this problem. He has a Toshiba laptop
> running Vista Ultimate. Some TOSHIBA updates were downloaded and generate
> the following message when he tries to install them:
> "The TOSHIBA Software Upgrades application may not start, because the
> current user has limited rights to system resources."
> The user is in the primary ADMIN account.
> I've tried the gpedit suggestion I found in another thread, but had no
> Any help would be appreciated.
Sounds like the Toshiba updater and/or updater files are not compatible
If the update files themselves are executable, right-click on them and
click run as administrator.
Otherwise, you will need to start the updater with admin power by
right-clicking it and clicking Run As Administrator.
In Windows Vista, only programs that ask for your permission ("Windows
needs your permission to continue") are allowed to use your
This stops programs from using your admin power that you did not start.
Administrative programs that aren't made for Vista don't know how to ask
to use your admin power.
To use these programs, you must right-click on them and click Run As
If you always want a certain program to ask for your administrator power
when it starts, you can right-click the program, click properties, click
on the compatibility tab, and put a check next to run as administrator.
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/