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\015 Hi,\015\012\015\012Our pc runs on Windows Vista. My husband set the pc up and as far as he was concerned he set us both up as administrators and our children as standard users.\015\012\015\012My pc started a few months ago telling me that I did not have permissions to install programmes. Although my login says that I am an administrator when I click change account type it comes up that I am a standard user and gives me the option to click onto administrator to change it. The change account type box that you need to click to confirm is greyed out.\015\012\015\012Any ideas of why it is doing this? Ideally we both need to be administrators and according to my windows vista book we both can be although they recommend just one.\015

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Sounds like your user account has been inadvertantly changed to a standard account. The only way to change it is to log in as Administrator (your husbands user account) and change your user account back to administror permission) Vista's UAC (user account control) can be tricky and it's probably a simple error where your admin permission was somehow taken away. If you are unsuccessful, log in as Administrator and remove your account, then create a new account granting Administrator priviledges. Hope this clarifies your issue. Best of Luck!
\015\012Greg
Hi there.
Use your husbands account to set your account up with administrator privileges, that should do the trick.

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