Software uninstall requires Admin permission

July 18, 2011 at 05:15:52
Specs: Windows Vista, intel core 2 duo proc 1.66 ghz
i have acer 5630 laptop with windows home vista edition,

i have in stalled few free software form internet cuople of years ago and they are of no use now , so i wish to uninstall them but when i uninstall them it say your need to have your admins permission to unistall,

but this is my laptop and i have set my self has admin , i also made another user on admin and tried to unistall from that user but still the same.

can any one help me and tell me what i am doing wrong or how to do it right.

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July 18, 2011 at 07:57:06
If you can find the actual file which starts the uninstaller for that program (it will be in the program's installation folder, and will be called UNWISE.EXE or UNINSTAL.EXE or something like that), right-click it and choose "Run as administrator"

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July 18, 2011 at 10:34:52
Yes, pip22 is right, find the uninstall program, run as administrator.

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July 19, 2011 at 13:52:33
There is a problem with being on an administrator's account. Any malware or virus can easily be installed. Now, we can't say what is going on.

Most of the free stuff is crap. Stick with softpedia.

Consider a reload of the OS to OEM state. It will fix this issue.

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