how do i become 'administrator' on my pc?

  buel 16:04 27 May 2009

ì, iv just reinstalled xp on a new h.d and have downloaded all the relevant drivers but can only run 4 of the 8 needed, when i try to run them i get the message 'you need to be logged on as administrator to install this update' and there is only 1 user on the pc, what do i do please?

  johndrew 16:23 27 May 2009

You don`t say which OS you are using (XP Home/Pro, Vista ..) but this may help click here or maybe this click here

  buel 17:14 27 May 2009

hi, thanks for that, im using xp.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:18 27 May 2009

If your installing drivers bets to do in safe mode and select the administrator log on from the welcome screen,as no password set just press enter.

  buel 14:33 31 May 2009

One answer was to enter under safe mode but when i did that the drivers that i have downloaded dont appear on the desktop and the 'pressing cntrl, alt and del' twice at the log on screen didn't help either!
Have you any ideas please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:52 31 May 2009

Navigate to Documents and settings - your username - desktop.

if thats where you saved the downloaded files to.

  buel 16:26 31 May 2009

I saved them to desktop, shall i now save them to documents and settings? (these are the set-up files)

  buel 16:31 31 May 2009

Ps- i see what you mean now, im just not sure this will work as when i go to documents there is no 'settings'?

  lotvic 16:41 31 May 2009

C:\Documents and Settings\buel\Desktop

Do not confuse 'Documents and Settings' with 'My Documents'

  buel 16:46 31 May 2009

BRILLIANT!! il try it now...

  buel 16:53 31 May 2009


I did exactly that, found the drivers and they said the same things about having to belogged in as administrator when that is exactly what i did!!
Please have you any ideas?

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