If you're using a Windows home computer or the computer at the office, it's
the operating system that's telling you that you don't have rights to
download and install programs. If you're at the office, you'll have to go
to the IT administrator/web administrator and ask him/her to do it for you
(assuming that they will agree to doing it in the first place. Many
companies don't let their employees download and install programs because
it's considered a misuse of company resources.). At home, you need to find
the ADMIN user in the list of Windows users and log on as that ID.
It's my home computer and the only user is myself. I have to use a password to log on there is no admin user on my system.
I have the only access to the system
If this helps i will go through step by step on what is happening.
1) I click the install button
2) A Box comes up with Run As at the top then it has two options the first being Current user (which is how I am logged in on my home laptop) and the other being Run the program as the fowwloing user which is checked and has Administrator already in the name field password is blank. I have tried to change this to current user and also have tried to change the Administrator to my name and use my password and nothing happens i get an error message the installer needs administrative permission
IT did help.
Somewhere along the line, you're getting into the 'Run As' dialogue, which
isn't where you should be. That has to do with the way you've set up your
user password. In effect, Windows doesn't know that the User ID you've set
up has ADMIN rights.
Ok but how do I fix that? This is frustrating
I have no problem with updating flash or any other prgrams on my computer this
seems to be the only problem
You're now in Windows tech territory. Sorry, but I'm not a Windows tech.
When I have that kind of a question, I call my Best Buy Geek Squad. They
are willing to talk to me and get me through the issues I have - most of the
time. If it gets complex, then they want me to bring the computer to
Exactly the same problem here. I am logged in as the Administrator (I tried to create a new account when this started happening, and noticed that my current user had "Administrator" under it), and can install, uninstall ANYTHING on my home computer... except Adobe Digital Editions. Any help would be welcome!
I got it working, for anyone interested!
Seems the REAL administrator account is disabled by default. I googled it and found instructions on how to activate the administrator account, log onto the administrator and install ADE, and then log back into my main account and disable the administrator account (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-wi ndows-vista/).