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administrator rights

August 4, 2009 at 13:23:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 704mb

Win XP Home SP 3 703mb ram.
I am owner, and only user, of this Compaq. There are no others, but the computer acts as if I am not the administrator.
Problem: I have installed, and re-installed, adobe flash player several times. I purchased several games to play on the computer but I can also go online with them. But when I try to play the message appears, this game require flash player 8 or higher, do you want to install it now. I answer yes with the response you may not have administrator privlidge [sp] to install this. When I go to add and remove programs there is Adobe Flash 9.0. Can someone please advise this lady of 70 what the heck gives here and how I can get this matter taken care of. Thanks for each and all replies.

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#1
August 4, 2009 at 14:07:22

... here's an easy option download (click>>) TakeOwnership.zip from this site

... works on "Windows 7, Vista, or XP"


... download, save, unzip, right click "InstallTakeOwnership.reg" option "Merge"


... any problems post back here... "Mam"


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#2
August 4, 2009 at 14:09:47

Pres CTRL+ALT+DEL twice then login as administrator. Your password is probably blank.

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#3
August 4, 2009 at 15:56:29

Thanks for the replies. I did download the TakeOwnership.zip
and my PowerZip program unzipped it, to where I don't know, for it didn't show me. So, I dblcliked on the file in Powerzip and said it added to the registry, but this dummy doesn't know how to use it now. There was no Merge menu.
By the way, I know I am the administrator [without a pw]. And in the User Accounts I am the only one listed. I can edit the reg or most anything else. I can play one game [Bejeweled Deluxe 2 which I already had installed a while back, but now Windows refuses to install the other two because of the flash player problem. It acts as if the flash player isn't even installed, and states I may not have the rights to install it. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks

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#4
August 4, 2009 at 16:49:07

The true administrator account is hidden. You have to CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to get a login screen where you can type administrator.

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#5
August 4, 2009 at 21:53:54

"...and said it added to the registry..."

... try right click the program/game you wish to install

... a menu like THIS should appear then click Take Ownership on the menu

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#6
August 5, 2009 at 07:04:55

Hey Guys, I do apologize for all this, but something must be bad wrong with my computer. I was sure the TakeOwnership was in the register for I received this message again when I unzipped it for it did not appear. The message:
Information in C:\TakeOwnership\installtakeownership.reg has been successfully entered into the registry. When the popup menu on my game did not have the merge on it I went to regedit and searched for the program, and it could not be found. Any ideas on this? Thanks again to all.
Also, when I press Ctrl-Alt-Del Task Manager pops up, the 2nd time it does nothing at all--not even reboots.

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#7
August 5, 2009 at 07:19:06

... if the "Take Ownership.reg" was successfully merged/installed into the registry then "any file" that you right click ...onto a menu appears and on the top line (click the blue THIS in Response Number 5) just click "Take Ownership"... well thats the theory!


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#8
August 5, 2009 at 08:29:09

Oh, so you have your computer set to autologon.

In that case, press Ctrl+Alt+Del ->
Task Manager comes up ->
Select the Shutdown Menu on Task Manager ->
Choose logoff ->
When Logon Screen comes up then press Ctrl+Alt+Del ->
You will get a Logon box that will allow you to type ADMINISTRATOR.


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#9
August 17, 2009 at 10:17:57

I wanted to thank everyone for the help offered. I tried each suggestion and the 'Take OwnerShip" worked for most things
except the Flash problem.
Every time I try to play a game [Mahjongg Garden] I receive a message saying the game requires Flash Player 9 or higher. Asks if I wish to install. Yes, then it says I may not have the right to install then gives this complete error message
Error: Access violation at 0x006D0072 (tried to read from
0xFF48F03A), program terminated.
So, my problem still isn't solved, which is the same one as I first stated. My account shows me as the Computer Administrator and Flash 10 is shown as installed in the registry.
Is there any other suggestions I might try Thanks as always

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#10
August 17, 2009 at 11:55:50

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...there's a few tips in above link


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#11
August 30, 2009 at 17:07:30

Wanted to let everyone who offered help, and to those who could not offer, I found a solution to my problem.
I went to Pogo.com. From there I downloaded my games and ran them first from the Pogo site. After I closed out the games and Pogo I went back to my desktop, re-clicked on both games and they worked perfectly. Flash upgrade 10 was already in the register.
Again, my thanks and from now on I'll know what to do. I hope this solution will work for others with the same prob.

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