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Insufficient rights on windows xp

Posted on 2004-08-18
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When trying to install certain software I am getting the message "The selected user does not have sufficient rights to run the (software) services...."
I am the only user and have not changed any rights settings as far as I know
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by:Cyber-Dude
ID: 11828661
Guess that when you installed Windows XP you created an additional user... Get into safe mode, choose 'Administrator' and open 'Computer Manager' Select the Groups tab and add the user you created. Restart the computer and try install the software once again.

Another method of installing software is by using 'runas /u:administrator <program installation name>'  via the command line. This will allow you to run the uinstallation software with admin rights.

Note:
These steps will work on local computer installed by you and not otherwise...

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by:shaineerken
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is this XP Proff or Home?
type lusrmgr.msc at the RUN and see what privileges you have.
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by:chellar
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Home edition
lusrmgr.msc does not run
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by:Cyber-Dude
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So type:
runas /u:administrator "lusrmgr.msc"

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by:chellar
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Thanks this runs but it asks for a password and I have never set up a password!
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Cyber-Dude earned 250 total points
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If you didnt set password for the administrator in the begining, you may just click 'enter'.

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