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Old 11-26-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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I run windows vistas on my old computer and am unable to delete some files from my program files. When I go to do so I get a promt to continue then another promt to continue then it tells me I need permission to perform this action. Thing is, I am the only user on the computer and am the admin so why does it state I need permission to add/remove files from my program files?
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I run windows vistas on my old computer and am unable to delete some files from my program files. When I go to do so I get a promt to continue then another promt to continue then it tells me I need permission to perform this action. Thing is, I am the only user on the computer and am the admin so why does it state I need permission to add/remove files from my program files?

I think (just guessing here) you are being prompted but you can still perform the deletion. I think I've seen this. You can do it, you may have to enter you login and password, but you can do it. It might just be a built in safety feature. Maybe it can be disabled somehow. Google it, someone has probably already asked.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Thanks for the help, managed to delete the files after a little testing.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Simply turn off UAC and the popups will stop. Its in control panel, under user accounts.
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