|Vista SP1 can be downloaded and then installed instead of using the update. For some reason, it's larger than the update version.|
As far as the administrator thing goes, the true administrator account in Vista is not running. The following is a recent quote from a post here by sabertooth.
- Click Start & type "cmd" in the search area, right click on "Command Prompt" & select 'Run as Administrator".
- In the command prompt type "net users Administrator /active:yes" & press Enter, you will get a confirmation as "The command completed successfully" ... see below!
- Click Start & type "regedit" in the search area and click Enter, navigate to: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
Double click on "FilterAdministratorToken" and set it to "0"
Log off & login with newly available account named "Administrator"