Installing programs on Win7 (admin rights)

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a new Win7 computer.  I'm installing some programs.  One program wants admin rights to install.  My user is an admin.  But when I select to use current user for the install, it says it wants the admin.  So I select Administrator (which is prefilled) with a blank password, which fails.  I try my user password and that fails also.  I haven't setup this Administrator user.

The only user I see in User Accounts in my current user.

How do I get past this?
Question by:brettr
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    Did you try right-clicking the install file and select Run As Administrator?
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    The admin account is built in to the os and locked out. Try right clicking and choose run as, then just use the user name and password of someone who is an admin or if a domain the do domain/user in the user section


    Author Comment

    Perhaps I did.  I'm not sure.

    Author Comment

    I cancelled then double clicked the setup file.  Same thing.

    Author Comment

    I cancelled something on the popup and the install went through.
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