Software Requires Administrator Privileges

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What do I do if my software says it requires administrator privileges?

When I try to install my software, I get an error that says "Invalid directory name specified or the removable media specified is not properly inserted." What can I do?


If you recieve a message that says "This program requires administrative privileges to run," you must have administrative privileges on the computer to sucessfully install the program.

Log in as an administrator or member of the Administrators group. To determine whether your Windows user account allows you to log in with administrator rights:

Windows 2000 or XP:

1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and choose Manage from the pop-up menu.

2. In the left pane, expand System Tools, and then click Local Users and Groups.

3. In the right pane, double-click Groups.

4. Double-click Administrators. If your account has administrator rights, it appears in the Members section.

Note: If the account you are logged into does not have administrative rights, Windows may return the error, "The following error occurred accessing the properties of the local group Administrators: Access is denied. The local group properties cannot be edited or viewed at this time." Contact your system administrator for assistance.