mansou 15:47 18 Sep 2007

I am the sole user of this computer and am named as the administrator.
However I am unable to download any free programmes from the internet because
I am denied access as not having the right status. This does not happen with
the Microsoft site as I get all the automatic updates and have just
downloaded Windows Defender with any problems. I searched for answers but was
told I would have to reboot in Safe Mode to get over this but I cannot
believe that I need to do this everytime I am on the internet and want to try
out a freebee

Can anyone suggest answers which don't involve altering the registry

  Trackrat 15:59 18 Sep 2007

What browser are you using?.

  birdface 16:01 18 Sep 2007

In control Panel ,User Accounts.Under your name does it say computer administrator.

  mansou 16:19 18 Sep 2007

I am using Internet Explorer(Version7.0) and under User Accounts I am listed as the Administrator which makes the problem all the more puzzling.

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