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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) settings alone.

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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