> Hi all! I hope you can answer my question:
> I tried downloading the screensavers from
> I follow the instructions on each download page and save it to "system 32"
> in Windows C drive (which is what I should do).
> Now, my computer has no "administrator" because it is a standalone PC
> connected wirelessly to the internet and is not part of a
> school/college/university/work network.
> Whenever I try and save to System 32 it says I need the "administrators"
> permission to do so . . . . when there is no administrator and my PC is
> not part of a network
> Can anyone help me?
Hi, Aidan - First, thanks for the very complete post. I have a few comments:
1. I went to the site and find that all the files there are extremely old
(in computer years). I very much doubt that anything from there is
Vista-compatible and so would strongly urge you not to install these
programs anyway. Screensavers are programs.
2. The reason you are getting the error is that in Vista the System32
directory is protected. Anything you put there would have to be done
elevated (see this link about the differences between XP's built-in
Administrator and Vista's built-in Administrator). But you really, really
shouldn't put anything in that directory. It is protected for a very good
Changes to the built-in administrator account in Vista
3. Installing screensavers is one of the prime ways people infect their
machines. While this particular site doesn't look evil to me, you should be
extremely cautious about where you get screensavers (which, after all, are
just toys). Here are a few safe places:
I hope this has helped you. If you have questions please post back.
Elephant Boy Computers