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Old 03-28-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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I need to install a new driver for a printer and the install process asks me to logon as "Asministrator" then select "Start". How do I log on as Administrator?


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is this a work pc on a domain , or your personal. what os?
did you install the os, or did it come with the pc?
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Dell Diminsion XPS:Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz
Processor Speed 3.31 GHz
Memory (RAM) 1024 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Operating System Version 5.1.2600


Personal PC, OS came with the PC.

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when you first turned on your pc, it should have asked for a user to set up. It sets this user up as admin.

check by right clicking on "my computer", manage, local users and groups, groups, double click administrators, find your profile , it will tell you if it is an admin.

you can also try to log in as administrator if you know the admin password. (try a blank password), meaning no password
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if you got the computer new like that. and have not reinstalled the OS. im 99% sure your a Admin already
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click the little windows button thingie its like 3 keys to the left of the space bar... theres also on bout 3 keys to the right of the space too... but hold that button and press the L key and switch over to the other account and then try to install the software.... that should work... if not then let us know...



ps. alota ppl dont know what the function key is so thats why i explained it like that...
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Oh, cool trick. I never use my windows key, but that'* a great way to log off to the password screen on my computer. Thanks!
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the only thing I hate about my thinkpad is it doesn't have a windows key. Feel lost without it
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Oh, cool trick. I never use my windows key, but that'* a great way to log off to the password screen on my computer. Thanks!
you dont actually log off, you lock the computer until the next time you want to gain acess.

Have you figured out how to install your software yet?
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Thanks for all the info everyone, I tried downloading the drivers but it doesn't seem to acknowledge that it'* been downloaded. I need to take a days off from this cause it'* giving me a headache. I'll get back to you when I try again.


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