Susan Mason wrote:
I have had Libre Office before, but not this newest version. For the
most part, I like it. There are some things about it which are better
than Open Office, and some things which appear identical to Open
One of my questions, involves an issue I encountered last night with
administrator permissions. This is strictly a one person computer,
and I AM the administrator, and I actually resent it when my computer
tells me that I do not have permission to do anything on my own
That's a security feature on recent versions of Windows (since Vista).
Even if you have an "administrator" type account, most programs run with
restricted permissions. That limits the damage which can be caused, for
example, by a malicious web page exploiting a bug in your browser, or if
you accidentally open an infected email attachment. When a program needs
administrator permissions, it has to ask you to give it that permission
(it is asking for your permission - not saying you don't have permission).
It once made me so mad, on a different computer...that I
spent hours trying to fix all the permissions, and ended up having to
re-install windows, because I screwed it up so badly.
Yep, it's best to leave the permissions and User Account Control (UAC)
I thought that
I had myself designated as the administrator on this computer...but
it seems that I am only listed as computer user with special
Where are you seeing that information, and what "special permissions"
does your account have?
The program would not even let me update it.
Are there any error messages? They might help identify what the problem is.
When a program needs administrator permissions, you should get a prompt
asking you allow it. If you have an "administrator" type account, you
should only need to click a yes/no option; a restricted user account
would require the username and password for an administrator account to
be entered. Are you getting that prompt?
If you don't get that, try right-clicking the installer and selecting
"run as administrator". That should then force a prompt for
administrator permissions. If even that doesn't work, it may be
something you've changed in the file permissions or UAC settings. Unless
you know what you changed and how to change it back, another reinstall
of Windows may be the quickest fix.
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