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TRD 2371
Posted - 2009.11.27 14:52:00 - [1]

so im at this crappy comp and cant even install adobe flash - srsly microsoft what were you thinking Shocked

am i scrwed for good here?

Rashmika Clavain
Posted - 2009.11.27 15:00:00 - [2]

The worst thing about Xp was having everyone and their dog either in the local administrators group or wanting to be in the local administrators group.

HTFU and use the UAC along with a standard user account. it's actually doing you a favour Smile

In terms of Vista as an OS, it's biggest failure is hte hardware footprint. Howveer if you've got a beefy PC, it's a non issue.

Anyway, Windows 7 is where it's currently at.

Are you screwed for good? Well Vista bashing is so 2008... Upgrade your PC or install Windows 7. If you cannot upgrade your PC, roll back to XP.

If it is a work PC, well... *facepalm*

TRD 2371
Posted - 2009.11.27 15:12:00 - [3]

yes it is a work pc Laughing

Rashmika Clavain
Posted - 2009.11.27 15:33:00 - [4]

Then I give a consolatory *facepalm* Laughing

Mebbe get your IT people to have a look at it? I'd have thought Adobe Reader would be part of a Core build.

We recently rolled out Vista to some aspects of where I work and it was... messy. We've put it on hold, thankfully, and will be maintaining the current XP build and focussing on moving to Windows 7 Smile

TRD 2371
Posted - 2009.11.27 15:59:00 - [5]

Surprised thats great. i wish they would have been as forseeing here. will see if i can catch one of the guys here.

TRD 2371
Posted - 2009.11.27 19:18:00 - [6]

usb stick + copy/paste ftw! now i can use firefox. never thought it to be this easy and straight forward.

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.11.27 19:40:00 - [7]

Edited by: KingsGambit on 27/11/2009 19:42:39
Do you know the login details for an administrator account on that PC? If so, you can log off your current user acc, log in as admin and either install flash or change your own user acc to be an admin acc (Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> User Accounts -> Manage Accounts. Select account to modify and choose change the account type, change it to admin).

You can also, as administrator, disable User Access Control. Click Start -> Run -> Type 'msconfig' (without speech marks) and hit enter. Select tools tab, and you'll see and entry for "Change UAC Setting".

You can download the flash 10 standalone installer from here in case you're having trouble running it via Adobe's ActiveX malarky. Make sure your web browser is closed first.

It really isn't that hard, you could have probably googled these solutions as fast as it took you to write this whine. Everyone has tech troubles, doesn't matter what OS you use. This one is particularly simple to fix. If you don't have the login details for an admin acc however, I would say you may well be in trouble, but I'd blame the user for not noting down the login details. Microsoft can only hold your hand so much...

EDIT: Just noticed your post that it's a work PC. Go talk to your network admin, I'm sure he'll be happy to help you browse youtube at your desk. Are you one of those users that calls support to say your printer isn't working when there's been a power cut to the building? *sigh* Rolling Eyes

TRD 2371
Posted - 2009.11.27 20:18:00 - [8]

Edited by: TRD 2371 on 27/11/2009 20:30:32
what are people today just allout illusive? Laughing

maybe i better explain it step for step for the benefit of other "idiots" out there seeing themselfs confronted with this first time:

so you find yourself in the situation on vista and you cant install anything, no admin is there, but you have for instance to see this video on youtube!

the solution is simple as straightforward:

grab a usb stick, copy on it an already installed version of the programm you require
(ie fireforx 3.5) and then paste it. voila, no complains from security!

ps: and no i did not have an admin help me with this.
vista is no more safe from my 1337 haxxor skills!

Posted - 2009.11.27 20:22:00 - [9]

If you wanted to install software in the future, you could also try to login locally instead of entering the domain. That is, if you know the local admin password (it's sometimes left at blank by careless ppl). Install the software and then log back into the domain.


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