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Adobe 10, Windows 7 32 bit error message: You do not have priveledges to perform this command

Apr 14, 2012 11:06 AM

In Windows 7 32 bit system Adobe X, latest version, results in this error message:  You do not have privileges to perform this command.  Windows trouble shooter indicates that the program is not compatible with my system settings.  What needs to change?

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    Apr 15, 2012 8:10 PM   in reply to Amice100

    You get this error message when doing what?

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    Apr 17, 2012 11:27 PM   in reply to Amice100



    Could you try the following:

    1. Repair the installation from the Control Panel > Programs and Features.

    2. Launch Adobe Reader as an Administrator. You can do the same by right clicking on the application and chosing to "Run as Administrator"

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    Apr 18, 2012 10:34 PM   in reply to Amice100

    Thanks for trying out the suggestion Amice100.


    1. Could you try and delete the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0 folder and try running the repair operation again. This would help ascertain if no 3rd party plug-in is present on your system.


    2. Would it be possible for you to share a screenshot of the error message? You can do the same by saving the current screen as an image and using the Camera icon (as above) to attach the same here.




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    Oct 30, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to Ankit_Jain

    I don't see an answer for this question - but I'm experiencing the same error on a Windows 7 SP1 machine. I've tried all the suggested steps here (uninstalled, reinstalled, removed Adobe Reader folder). Even installed recent v11 hoping that would allow me to open a PDF as the original problem exhibited itself on a v10.1.4 installation. This is a brand new machine running local administrator user. Shouldn't be a rights issue yet Adobe reports that I don't have privileges to run (open) Adobe reader.


    I'd rather use the Adobe reader (rather than Foxit or another) but if I can't get it to install correctly I'm out of luck. Anyone get this issue resolved?


    BTW: Tried to insert a picture of the error message dialogue but the Adobe picture uploader for this forum doesn't appear to work either...



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