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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:54:01 PM

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OK, heres the thing, i bought Windows XP PRO SP2 and am the only admin on the
computer, i install my games which i noted on the Subject. I double click on
the game icon and an error comes up and says "Please login with administrator
privileges and try again" I dont understand, i just installed Win XP PRO sp2.
And another problem why is my Regestered to thing an 76487-OEM-0056881-80433

^

|
I know my computer is Custom but how does it know its a custom computer.



Please anyone who knows what the problem is reply or email me at
tan_man123@hotmail.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 9:36:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Landon,

What type of the account you're logging on with please?
Is it *the* Administrator account or *an* Administrator account?

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Landon Meadows" <LandonMeadows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F9852545-C5ED-4139-BC87-4ACAAD5CCB8E@microsoft.com...
| OK, heres the thing, i bought Windows XP PRO SP2 and am the only admin on the
| computer, i install my games which i noted on the Subject. I double click on
| the game icon and an error comes up and says "Please login with administrator
| privileges and try again" I dont understand, i just installed Win XP PRO sp2.
| And another problem why is my Regestered to thing an 76487-OEM-0056881-80433
|
| ^
|
| |
| I know my computer is Custom but how does it know its a custom computer.
|
|
|
| Please anyone who knows what the problem is reply or email me at
| tan_man123@hotmail.com
|
Anonymous
September 22, 2005 5:06:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hello folks,

I too am experienceing this problem. I have XP Home on my system. My
situation involves trying to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 "Century of
Flight."

I only have the one user account on my system and this account has all
rights and privileges. As far as I know, this account is THE administrator's
account.

Here is my situation: As long as I have XP Home with SP1 installed on my
system, I can run FS9 (2004) with no problems. As soon as I install SP2, FS9
will not run and I am given the error dialog box. "Please log on with
Adiminstrator privileges and try again." I have even tried doing a safe boot
and logging in as "administrator" and it still fails with this error message.
I have tried clean booting, and several other possibilities.

The only thing I can figure is that the security "enhancements" of SP2 are
setting an option I am not aware of.

I have called MS Support and had both a games specialist and an XP
specialist on the phone in a 3 way conversation for 3 hours and nothing was
resolved.

Microsoft has in the tech help offered a "fix" for this problem but not as
it relates to FS9 apparently. I have tried the "fix" several times without
success. This "fix" is to create a new icon on the desktop.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions on fixing this.

Thanks
Ted Hadden

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Landon,
>
> What type of the account you're logging on with please?
> Is it *the* Administrator account or *an* Administrator account?
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Landon Meadows" <LandonMeadows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F9852545-C5ED-4139-BC87-4ACAAD5CCB8E@microsoft.com...
> | OK, heres the thing, i bought Windows XP PRO SP2 and am the only admin on the
> | computer, i install my games which i noted on the Subject. I double click on
> | the game icon and an error comes up and says "Please login with administrator
> | privileges and try again" I dont understand, i just installed Win XP PRO sp2.
> | And another problem why is my Regestered to thing an 76487-OEM-0056881-80433
> |
> | ^
> |
> | |
> | I know my computer is Custom but how does it know its a custom computer.
> |
> |
> |
> | Please anyone who knows what the problem is reply or email me at
> | tan_man123@hotmail.com
> |
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 22, 2005 10:53:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Ted,

Lets try restoring the ACL permissions on your drive and registry.
CAUTION: Create a system restore point before continuing..

First, download subinacl.msi from Microsoft's Downloads Site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Once installed issue the following commands through a .bat file you'll create in
the newly created C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools folder:

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Ted Hadden" <Ted Hadden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7CF274A4-7D8F-4D1D-8A5A-B8DC08CF6514@microsoft.com...
| Hello folks,
|
| I too am experienceing this problem. I have XP Home on my system. My
| situation involves trying to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 "Century of
| Flight."
|
| I only have the one user account on my system and this account has all
| rights and privileges. As far as I know, this account is THE administrator's
| account.
|
| Here is my situation: As long as I have XP Home with SP1 installed on my
| system, I can run FS9 (2004) with no problems. As soon as I install SP2, FS9
| will not run and I am given the error dialog box. "Please log on with
| Adiminstrator privileges and try again." I have even tried doing a safe boot
| and logging in as "administrator" and it still fails with this error message.
| I have tried clean booting, and several other possibilities.
|
| The only thing I can figure is that the security "enhancements" of SP2 are
| setting an option I am not aware of.
|
| I have called MS Support and had both a games specialist and an XP
| specialist on the phone in a 3 way conversation for 3 hours and nothing was
| resolved.
|
| Microsoft has in the tech help offered a "fix" for this problem but not as
| it relates to FS9 apparently. I have tried the "fix" several times without
| success. This "fix" is to create a new icon on the desktop.
|
| I would appreciate any and all suggestions on fixing this.
|
| Thanks
| Ted Hadden
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Landon,
| >
| > What type of the account you're logging on with please?
| > Is it *the* Administrator account or *an* Administrator account?
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Landon Meadows" <LandonMeadows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:F9852545-C5ED-4139-BC87-4ACAAD5CCB8E@microsoft.com...
| > | OK, heres the thing, i bought Windows XP PRO SP2 and am the only admin on the
| > | computer, i install my games which i noted on the Subject. I double click on
| > | the game icon and an error comes up and says "Please login with administrator
| > | privileges and try again" I dont understand, i just installed Win XP PRO sp2.
| > | And another problem why is my Regestered to thing an 76487-OEM-0056881-80433
| > |
| > | ^
| > |
| > | |
| > | I know my computer is Custom but how does it know its a custom computer.
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > | Please anyone who knows what the problem is reply or email me at
| > | tan_man123@hotmail.com
| > |
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
September 25, 2005 12:18:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Jimmy,

Thanks for the reply.

Rather than clutter the forums with why and what for, I thought I'd try to
send you an email and update you on my situation, but your server rejected
it. So I'll clutter the forums with this.

I did everything you said as to downloading the application and installing
it and creating a batch file. I ran the batch file and sat back and waited
while a DOS window popped up and managed to scroll away crazily on my
monitor, then a red bar with some information in it sat there and files were
processed. It took all of 15 to 20 minutes the first time I ran it.

When it was done, I reinstalled the game(s) I am having permissions problems
with and tried to play them. No joy! :( 
I thought well maybe the batch file thingie was supposed to write
permissions to the games which were not on my system at the time of the first
running of the batch file, so I reran the batch file and this time it took a
matter of two minutes to do the whole process.

Rebooted and tried the game(s) ... No joy.

Not sure what my problem is. I did not have these issues when I ran XP
Home with SP1, I only have these problems with the SP2 Installation.

I can do anything I want with my system. I can add software, hardware, etc.

As I said on the forums, I only have the one account on this system, and
it's the default administrator/single user account. I do not have to choose
a user to log in when I boot the system, it goes straight to my desktop.

The only thing I can figure, (and this is from someone who has slight
knowledge) is that there are certain security permissions that are now ticked
on with SP2 that were not ticked on with SP1. I just need to find them.

I appreciate your efforts.

Thanks.

Ted Hadden

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Ted,
>
> Lets try restoring the ACL permissions on your drive and registry.
> CAUTION: Create a system restore point before continuing..
>
> First, download subinacl.msi from Microsoft's Downloads Site:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
> Once installed issue the following commands through a .bat file you'll create in
> the newly created C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools folder:
>
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
> subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
>
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
> subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Ted Hadden" <Ted Hadden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7CF274A4-7D8F-4D1D-8A5A-B8DC08CF6514@microsoft.com...
> | Hello folks,
> |
> | I too am experienceing this problem. I have XP Home on my system. My
> | situation involves trying to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 "Century of
> | Flight."
> |
> | I only have the one user account on my system and this account has all
> | rights and privileges. As far as I know, this account is THE administrator's
> | account.
> |
> | Here is my situation: As long as I have XP Home with SP1 installed on my
> | system, I can run FS9 (2004) with no problems. As soon as I install SP2, FS9
> | will not run and I am given the error dialog box. "Please log on with
> | Adiminstrator privileges and try again." I have even tried doing a safe boot
> | and logging in as "administrator" and it still fails with this error message.
> | I have tried clean booting, and several other possibilities.
> |
> | The only thing I can figure is that the security "enhancements" of SP2 are
> | setting an option I am not aware of.
> |
> | I have called MS Support and had both a games specialist and an XP
> | specialist on the phone in a 3 way conversation for 3 hours and nothing was
> | resolved.
> |
> | Microsoft has in the tech help offered a "fix" for this problem but not as
> | it relates to FS9 apparently. I have tried the "fix" several times without
> | success. This "fix" is to create a new icon on the desktop.
> |
> | I would appreciate any and all suggestions on fixing this.
> |
> | Thanks
> | Ted Hadden
> |
> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> |
> | > Hi Landon,
> | >
> | > What type of the account you're logging on with please?
> | > Is it *the* Administrator account or *an* Administrator account?
> | >
> | > --
> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | >
> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > _________________________________________________________
> | >
> | > "Landon Meadows" <LandonMeadows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:F9852545-C5ED-4139-BC87-4ACAAD5CCB8E@microsoft.com...
> | > | OK, heres the thing, i bought Windows XP PRO SP2 and am the only admin on the
> | > | computer, i install my games which i noted on the Subject. I double click on
> | > | the game icon and an error comes up and says "Please login with administrator
> | > | privileges and try again" I dont understand, i just installed Win XP PRO sp2.
> | > | And another problem why is my Regestered to thing an 76487-OEM-0056881-80433
> | > |
> | > | ^
> | > |
> | > | |
> | > | I know my computer is Custom but how does it know its a custom computer.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Please anyone who knows what the problem is reply or email me at
> | > | tan_man123@hotmail.com
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 25, 2005 7:08:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Ted,

Your message is not cluttering up the message boards.
It's best to have this information here, as it gets indexed
by search engines and might help others find a solution. :-)

Since you only have the one Administrator account, I have
to wonder what would happen if you created a 2nd account
with administrator privileges, and logged in with it to install
the game. You might want to test that in Safe Mode also.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Ted Hadden" <TedHadden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AF4EB692-3A9D-46E3-8EA3-42B702DF1D7C@microsoft.com...
| Jimmy,
|
| Thanks for the reply.
|
| Rather than clutter the forums with why and what for, I thought I'd try to
| send you an email and update you on my situation, but your server rejected
| it. So I'll clutter the forums with this.
|
| I did everything you said as to downloading the application and installing
| it and creating a batch file. I ran the batch file and sat back and waited
| while a DOS window popped up and managed to scroll away crazily on my
| monitor, then a red bar with some information in it sat there and files were
| processed. It took all of 15 to 20 minutes the first time I ran it.
|
| When it was done, I reinstalled the game(s) I am having permissions problems
| with and tried to play them. No joy! :( 
| I thought well maybe the batch file thingie was supposed to write
| permissions to the games which were not on my system at the time of the first
| running of the batch file, so I reran the batch file and this time it took a
| matter of two minutes to do the whole process.
|
| Rebooted and tried the game(s) ... No joy.
|
| Not sure what my problem is. I did not have these issues when I ran XP
| Home with SP1, I only have these problems with the SP2 Installation.
|
| I can do anything I want with my system. I can add software, hardware, etc.
|
| As I said on the forums, I only have the one account on this system, and
| it's the default administrator/single user account. I do not have to choose
| a user to log in when I boot the system, it goes straight to my desktop.
|
| The only thing I can figure, (and this is from someone who has slight
| knowledge) is that there are certain security permissions that are now ticked
| on with SP2 that were not ticked on with SP1. I just need to find them.
|
| I appreciate your efforts.
|
| Thanks.
|
| Ted Hadden
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Ted,
| >
| > Lets try restoring the ACL permissions on your drive and registry.
| > CAUTION: Create a system restore point before continuing..
| >
| > First, download subinacl.msi from Microsoft's Downloads Site:
| > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
| >
| > Once installed issue the following commands through a .bat file you'll create in
| > the newly created C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools folder:
| >
| > subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
| > subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
| > subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
| > subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
| >
| > subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
| > subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
| > subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
| > subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Ted Hadden" <Ted Hadden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7CF274A4-7D8F-4D1D-8A5A-B8DC08CF6514@microsoft.com...
| > | Hello folks,
| > |
| > | I too am experienceing this problem. I have XP Home on my system. My
| > | situation involves trying to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 "Century of
| > | Flight."
| > |
| > | I only have the one user account on my system and this account has all
| > | rights and privileges. As far as I know, this account is THE administrator's
| > | account.
| > |
| > | Here is my situation: As long as I have XP Home with SP1 installed on my
| > | system, I can run FS9 (2004) with no problems. As soon as I install SP2, FS9
| > | will not run and I am given the error dialog box. "Please log on with
| > | Adiminstrator privileges and try again." I have even tried doing a safe boot
| > | and logging in as "administrator" and it still fails with this error message.
| > | I have tried clean booting, and several other possibilities.
| > |
| > | The only thing I can figure is that the security "enhancements" of SP2 are
| > | setting an option I am not aware of.
| > |
| > | I have called MS Support and had both a games specialist and an XP
| > | specialist on the phone in a 3 way conversation for 3 hours and nothing was
| > | resolved.
| > |
| > | Microsoft has in the tech help offered a "fix" for this problem but not as
| > | it relates to FS9 apparently. I have tried the "fix" several times without
| > | success. This "fix" is to create a new icon on the desktop.
| > |
| > | I would appreciate any and all suggestions on fixing this.
| > |
| > | Thanks
| > | Ted Hadden
| > |
| > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > |
| > | > Hi Landon,
| > | >
| > | > What type of the account you're logging on with please?
| > | > Is it *the* Administrator account or *an* Administrator account?
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | >
| > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > | > _________________________________________________________
| > | >
| > | > "Landon Meadows" <LandonMeadows@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > news:F9852545-C5ED-4139-BC87-4ACAAD5CCB8E@microsoft.com...
| > | > | OK, heres the thing, i bought Windows XP PRO SP2 and am the only admin on the
| > | > | computer, i install my games which i noted on the Subject. I double click on
| > | > | the game icon and an error comes up and says "Please login with administrator
| > | > | privileges and try again" I dont understand, i just installed Win XP PRO sp2.
| > | > | And another problem why is my Regestered to thing an 76487-OEM-0056881-80433
| > | > |
| > | > | ^
| > | > |
| > | > | |
| > | > | I know my computer is Custom but how does it know its a custom computer.
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | > | Please anyone who knows what the problem is reply or email me at
| > | > | tan_man123@hotmail.com
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
December 12, 2005 11:13:05 AM

You log in as a User ? It says your name and you log into that ?

What you want to see when you log in is the ADMINISTRATOR name and type the password under that.

XP builds more then one account when it is installed.

You can see if there are more then one user account by Right clicking on MY COMPUTER then going to the Advanced tab then look for the User Settings and select Settings.

In that little box it will show you if there is one Administrator with full privileges or 2. If you delete the User account and leave the Admin account all the stuff you installed as a User with your own name will be gone.

Just try to restart the P.C and log in as Administrator.

P.S this is not the same as the control panel user accounts this is a specific location in a right click properties on the MY COMPUTER ICON.
December 13, 2005 3:14:43 PM

Go into the User Accounts in the Control Panel and verify that your account has administrative priviledges. If it does, try creating another account with administrative priviledges and see if you have the same problems doing what you want within the other account. If the problems disappear, then there is a problem with your account. If the problem persists, I'm not sure what you could do short of re-installing or repairing the OS.

It's not necessary to log in as "Administrator" to gain administrative priviledges... although you could try it to see if the administator account will work.
December 14, 2005 4:01:55 AM

As I mentioned already user switching in control panel will gain him the proper access control he needs to follow the route I gave him.

He could have an alternate account that has control of the actual system he is not able to log to. An indication of this would be if he has two hard drive and tried to hide and remove hidden file's on it or his Main C: drive and it will not allow him under the current or alternate log on. NTFS has locked access he may not have privileges for.

The work around is to delete the dummy Administrator account hidden in the advanced options.
!