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Set Computer With Password Before Any Programs Are Installed


I need to know how to set my computer to need a password before any programs are installed on the computer.

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No Programs Installed On This Computer

Installed win 7 on 01/06/10 had no problems until 02/24/10 right after 4 win security updates (might be the problem)but anyway all my programs work but are not listed in programs and features but win updates are, i decided to do a repair re-install of win 7. Which produced the same result but now i have no win updates. Along with this problem i have 2 programs that have lost their icons (avery dennison and win live mess) but work fine i am running a gateway m-6720 120 gig hard drive 2gig ram looking for answers.

Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Default Programs Get Set For All Programs And Files

I downloaded microsoft silverlight (the things i download are not the problem) and when i download the program it asks for a default program. So i choose, ex: windows media player and all programs and files are set to open with windows media player.

Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Computer Has Duplicate Set Of Program Files

New gateway computer/all in one/64bit/more space than i've ever had and operates okay. The computer files reflect "program files" and then "program files (86)". Many appear to be duplicates. If i merge these files, will it adversely affect the performance of the computer? Can some of the files in the "program files" that are the exact same files as are in "program files (86)" be deleted or would that automatically be done with a drag and drop manuever? I'm really confused. I did ask gateway, but they would not answer the question and just referred me to the manual. It does not address this issue. Can anyone out there help me with this intriguing but irritating mystery?

Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

How To Undo Set Programs Associations?

I just got a new computer and installed itunes onto it. I started to try and attempt to move my library from another computer to my new one when itunes asked me to set associations for it. I didn't understand what i was doing and i just clicked select all and went on my way. Now, my computer's screen goes bright to dark and black and in intermittent patterns. I can't change it back and i'm worried it's compromised my computer. I don't understand what's happening other than it's saying that it's due to a program called dcpsysmgr from dell inc. Can someone please explain to me what's going on and how to fix it!

Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - Admin Policy Is Set To Not Allow To Install .msi Programs

Can't install programs (. Msi?), And the error message says that it's because the admin policy is set to not allow it. But i'm the admin, i've recently installed windows 7, and, as the title says, there are some programs i can't install. What i've noticed is that they are "msi" files (i think) - don't know if this means anything or not. I get an error message (red "x") that says that the system admin doesn't allow such a file to be installed, but i'm the sys admin. I took a gander at the admin tools (control panel), but i don't understand most of what's there.

Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Installed Programs Not Showing On All Programs List

I have installed office pro 2007, all of a sudden today it does not show up on my all programs list. It is still there because i can do a search and all components come up and function properly. How do i get it on the list?

Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Programs And Features - Installed Missing Programs

I installed windows 7 in december and every-thing's working fine. I wanted to remove the vpn software and found that half of the programs that i installed are not listed in the program and features window. These programs won't install any other way.

Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Computer Crash After Password Logon Service Failed

I cant logon to my laptop. It was telling my password logon service failed, but is now just crash dumping. I have an acer laptop, windows 7 and just got qwest phone service & it started a week ago & would only tell me that my password logon service failed & now for the past couple of days it has been crash dumping & wont even go to the log on screen.

Posted On: 2010-07-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Printer Will Not Print Even Though Computer Shows It Installed

My 962 all-in-one will not print even though the computer shows it installed. I had to replace my old computer and this printer is the old one. The computer goes through all the steps of installing the printer, but when it gets to the last step it fails. This is a dell inspiron with windows 7.

Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Use All Programs Installed On Pc Unless As Administrator

I can't use all programs installed on my pc unless i am logged in as the administrator, other users unable to find them in the program list.

Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recovering Pre-installed Programs

I got a laptop a few months ago with vista installed. I'm not really happy with it and am looking into upgrading to win7. I plan on formatting my laptop when i am installing 7 but am worried that i might lose all of the programs that come pre-installed on my laptop, like "asus touch pad extra", "asus virtual camera" and assorted drivers and such. I can always get back office and stuff but i am worried about losing those programs. Will those stay installed even if i format? I tried looking on the asus site, but didn't really see anything.

Using a asus laptop, f50s series


Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Will Upgrade Removes Installed Programs?

I purchased a new hp in october of 2009 and realized that it did not come with microsoft office (just mesely microsoft works). A friend of mine is a computer tech and has a special license for ms office that allows him to install on a whack load of different computers (yes, it is ligit. There's a product code and everything), so he installed it on my computer for me. I have now received the windows 7 upgrade package and am worried that upgrading from vista to 7 will delete microsoft office from my computer as it is not a 'factory program' (i had to add the program, my computer did not come with it on it). Does anyone know if upgrading will delete my newely installed ms office? I do not have access to the program cd, so if it were to delete, i would not be able to reinstall.

Also, i'd like to add it is not an illegal version of word, the friend of mine who installed it for me is a computer technician. And also, i believe it is the newest version of office available right now.


Posted On: 2010-01-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can I Use My Current Xp Programs To Be Installed And Work On Win 7?

I'm looking at getting a new laptop with the windows 7 on it, but am trying to decide which version to get. My biggest hangup is i want many of my current xp programs to work on the windows 7 version. Can i use my current xp programs to be installed and work properly on windows 7 home edition?

Posted On: 2009-10-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Blue Screen Error After Installed Programs

Blue screen error- the deadly one !I'm using windows seven home premium 64-bit. 4 gb ram. 512 mb nvidia. Laptop model- lenovo g560i keep getting blue screens at least twice a week and i don't know why. I had installed fifa 2010 and after that problems started coming up. The game started crashing. I had also installed itunes yesterday and after that i saw the second blue screen coming up. I also installed device drivers for the ipod nano 16 gb. And also, after that, windows explorer has started acting like crazy.

It keeps crashing. When i try to find a solution through the action centre, it shows that iit could not reach the server, although i am connected. Please help guys. It does not feel nice to see blue screens so often. Is it a problem of windows 7? (The compatibility issue?). Because most of the programs i use are 32-bit or 84-bit most of them migrated from windows xp home edition.


Posted On: 2010-07-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Install Any Programs - Installer Is Not Installed Properly

Can't install any programs, it says that my windows installer is not installed properly, but it won't let you install anything to fix it. Having major difficulty. I can't install anything because it keeps telling me that windows installer is not installed properly, therefore it won't allow anything to be installed.

Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

If I Buy Upgrade Version Will I Lose Installed Programs?

I built a system to try win 7 beta. I have some programs installed on it that i do not want to lose and would like to know if i can buy an upgrade version of 7 so as not to lose them? If so which one? I am using the 64-bit version of the beta. I have had no problems with it.

Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install On Two Computer Without Having To Buy 2 Programs Or 2 Keys

Which version of windows 7 can i install on my work computer and my home computer without having to buy 2 programs or 2 keys? I do work at home and at the office, but can't afford 2 program discs or an extra key, is there a windows 7 that allows for use on 2 computers?

Posted On: 2009-12-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Install Programs Due To Not Being Computer Administrator

Why am i unable to install programs due to 'not being the computer administrator' when i am the administrator? The last couple of times i have tried to install programs, such as adobe reader, a message comes up saying i do not have permission to install and must re-try when logged on as the administrator. But i have only the one user account on the computer and it says i am the administrator. I have tried granting permission to my user account (the same one is listed separately, once as administrator and again as what i have called it) to act as administrator but it said i am not allowed to do this.

Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Computer Start Up Problem - Cannot Open Programs Until I See Network Connected

Comp starts up to desktop (windows 7) but won't allow me to open programs until i see the network connected and a whirling noise as though one of the disks has started up, this can take up to 30 mins. If you try and type ctrl/alt/del it cant process the code and returns an error. Its though only half the computer is awake?

Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Set Headset As Default

Unable to set headset as default default but works when using the 'test' option in . In the past i was able to switch between default audio devices on my computer, from the headset to the speakers. However, about a week ago, i could no longer do so. I realized this problem when i tried to switch from speakers to a headset as a default device (both speakers and headset are connected).

In the playback options, i right clicked the corresponding device (my 2-c-media usb headphone set) and clicked on "set as default device". However, the icon did not change from the phone-shaped icon into the check-mark icon. I proceeded to check if my device was working properly by clicking on "test" instead of "set as default device".

I was able to perfectly hear the test sound through the headphone set, but i am still unable to set it as my default device. I game a lot so i usually set my headset as the default device to prevent noise pollution in my house. I am using a windows 7 64-bit. Home premium.


Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Set A Paging File Size

The paging file wont set on the main drive (c:). I get a dialogue box on start up saying that it needs to be set. Each time i try to set it either manually or clicking on 'manage automatically' it wont set and i get the same message on each reboot. It doesn't matter what option i set it always comes back to "no page file" after i restart. This is a new windows 7 install on a new hp desktop. I noticed that several people have posted having the same problem, any ideas? I have more than enough disk space. And i'm using the suggested size.

Posted On: 2010-01-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

All Program Icons Are Set To Spreadsheet

My baby sister recently phoned me with a pretty serious problem and seeing as how in the family im the tech dude i found myself at a loss with her error.
 
The error is as follows: all of the programs on her pc try to open in spreadsheet, either in the start menu or the desktop. She told me that when she changes the default starting it changes all of them to the same and certain programs cannot be changed at all.
 
Is there a way to fix this without a major overhaul being done? As i have to do it via phone and she isn't that great with technology.


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Set Email Address In Live

How do i set an email address in windows live? Every time i go to windows live forum and do a post it channels me into select windows -> win 7 etc etc.

I don't really understand how i get to ask a question about windows live. I set up windows live with an id that was like an email address . @Me.com, but wasn't really one, just an id i fancied, cos the software didn't ask for an email address. Now every where i go to do with windows live (eg this forum) it says ill get informed of things. How will it inform me if it doesn't have my email address, doesn't it know i didn't give it an email address?

I ve looked all around my profile and what ever other items i can go to under windows live when im logged in and i cant find anywhere it allows me to provide an email addr'. I am really confused about all these windows live items. I cant find a no advertising style page that just explains very simply what it actually is!


Posted On: 2010-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Accidentally Set Same Default Program

I was trying to open dell webcam central because it wasn't working. I right click and picked open with, then pick default opener. I did not notice that the box that says something along the lines of "make default for all programs" was checked. Now any time i try to open any program it opens the webcam. I have tried doing system restore, but received an error message concerning a file problem. It said to try turning off my antivirus, which i did and it still didn't work. I've tried to go back and select the default program for each program, but it doesn't change anything.

Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Set Change Screen Resolution

I had reason to reinstall my win 7 recently. Since re-installation i haven't been able to set the screen resolution to 1600x1200 despite the fact that it set to it no problem before the reinstall. If i try changing it using the "screen resolution" in appearance/display it reports that "windows could not change your display to this resolution. Try another resolution. " If i try and force it in the advance settings, despite selecting 1600x1200 it sets it to 1024x768. It also in both cases seems to set the monitor to 59hz rather than 60 or 75.

I've tried uninstalling the gfx driver (ati radeon 4800 series) but the problem still occurs. I've also unplugged the second display and am just using the primary one to try and get this sorted. I know the resolution does work with my pc and monitor and win7 as it was fine before the re-install and i use this resolution for older games that don't support wide screen gfx modes.


Posted On: 2010-06-05 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

System Administrator Has Set Policies To Prevent This Installation

When trying to install overdrive media console i get the error "system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation", but i am the administrator. I am running windows 7 64 bit. I have tried to change uac settings but that didn't work, and i tried to "run as administrator" by going under properties on that folder, but the box was grayed out, so i couldn't do that. Any suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Need To Set Default Email Program To Use Send Function

Default email - need to set default email program so that i can use the "send" function. Running windows 7, just installed outlook 2010, cannot send email from other programs or the "send" function in other win 7 or other programs (i.e. The send function in excel, word adobe  returns a message that an active email program cannot be found). I do not want windows mail.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Hyperlinks Open In Ie8 Than Firefox Set As Default

Hyper-links open in ie8 rather than firefox (set as default). Default program for .htm and .html set as firefox. Win xp pro sp3 updates automatically. Behavior began over last 36 hours

Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error - System Administrator Has Set Policies To Prevent This Installation

Op: uninstalling, i am trying to uninstall programs on my laptop and a pop up comes up saying "the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation". Problem is that i am the administrator and am logged in as such. I am trying to uninstall itunes and its components because an updated version is having problems updating on my laptop.

Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .