I am signed in under an administrator account in my laptop; however, now vista is not allowing me to install / uninstall any software.
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Since you are running under your username with Admin privileges, Windows Vista does not really give you privileges to run stuff. To access the administrator account and install software and stuff you need to access the hidden "Administrator" account.
Go to the command prompt icon and right click and hit "Run as Administrator"
Type in the following command:
Reboot your computer to apply the changes and you now have access to the real admin account.
To turn off this administrator account, run the same command but instead of yes, say no.
Go to the software's main .exe file or .exe shortcut. Mainly they are saved in Desktops.
Right Click That file -> Properties-> Security(Tab)
Under "Groups or usernames" section, click on the type you have logged in as. Imp Don't click Administrators, try the second option which will be below "SYSTEM".
Now click "Edit" -> Select the same option which you've selected -> Under "Permissions" -> Select Full Control. Apply this and save it.
Now goto Control Panel and try uninstalling that software again. :-)
protected by Breakthrough Mar 31 '13 at 5:16
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