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Windows 7 Access Program

Whenever I try to uncheck the read only check box on the C:\Program Files directory I access an access denied. I can;t seem to change any privileges either. Does Windows 7 64 bit have additional security that I am missing. I am the PC administrator
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cmdolcet
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strivoliCommented:
Even thought you are the PC Administrator there might be other settings preventing you from modifying important system settings. Is your PC part of a domain (is it a domain member)?
Anyway, if you were used to manage permissions on folders on XP the answer is YES: 7 deals security in a much different way as it was with XP.
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itsrobbCommented:
This issue appears to have been "reported" a LOT.  Here's a particularly well-written article about it.

http://itexpertvoice.com/home/fixing-the-windows-7-read-only-folder-blues/

Good luck.
Robb
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
Neither of the 2 first selections worked, and I doubt that the third which states that the user profile is corrupt really is. I had just made the user profile of this stand alone PC
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
After I followed the article:
http://superuser.com/questions/152417/how-can-i-get-write-permission-for-the-web-inetpub-directory-on-a-new-win-7-ma

I was able to start my program however I got the following error message:
Error Information
    Partfile Name = 4.2.0.0
    Error Target - Win32Error
    Error Message - Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.UGI' is denied.
    Exception Type - System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.UGI' is denied.
   at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
   at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
   at UGI.frmMain.frmMain_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
Stack Trace
       at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
   at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
   at UGI.frmMain.frmMain_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
****** BEGINNING OF TRACE OUTPUT  - 12/14/2011 3:37:16 PM ******

Error Information
    Partfile Name = 4.2.0.0
    Error Target - Win32Error
    Error Message - Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.UGI' is denied.
    Exception Type - System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.UGI' is denied.
   at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
   at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
   at UGI.frmMain.frmMain_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
Stack Trace
       at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
   at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
   at UGI.frmMain.frmMain_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
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MereteCommented:
I'm puzzled as all the errors relate to windows 32 bit>>Error Target - Win32Error
all of them you listed are for the windows 32 compatiblity mode folders?
 remember you're running windows 7 x 64 bit
Are you trying to change permisiions on the 32 bit folders? within a 64 bit OS using a 32 bit program or something??
refs to>>I was able to start my program however I got the following error message
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jcimarronCommented:
cmdolcet--All folders in a Win 7 directory have the Read Only attribute checked by default.  That does not mean the underlying files will be Read Only.  And it does not mean that the Read Only attribute is enforced by Windows. That was more or less said in an earlier posted reference.
Concerning permissions or ownership of a file/folder.
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/windows-7-access-denied-permission-ownership/
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
If I go and change the privileges to administration under the program (right click the desktop program icon)  compatibility tab, I can run the program with no issues. I have users that refuse to change it to administrator rights. How can I solve this
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
What right do these users have to refuse to make the change that the program requires to run.  Perhaps you could refuse them access to any computer.
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lloydsystemsCommented:
Create a security group with just enough privileges to run programs with the required level of security needed and add all the affected users to that group. When they login next time the changes will take effect and they will be able to run that program
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