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Installer Has Insufficient Privileges To Access This Directory


Why am i asked to be "administrator" when i am the only user, and am administrator in control panel, so it will install my programs in windows 7 ultimate-64? I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate-64. Now, as i try to install my programs (again!) It continually says:†"the installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory. This installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator. "†I am the administrator. There is no other user.control panel says i have administrator privileges. How do i get around this to install my programs will install?†

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