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    Getting an Error “You must be an Administrator to Install windows...” while Trying to Install windows 8 over windows vista?

    My laptop is loaded with Windows Vista. Now i want to install windows 8 in it but when I boot to install windows 8 in it,the screen shows an error “You must be an Administrator to Install Windows..”. What does this mean and why this problem has occured? What is the possible solution?



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    Raajkumar Array
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    You will get this error when you dont have the right to access. I think you tried to install from the user account. Login in with the administrator account and try installing you will not get the error.

    If you want to install from the same user then once login in administrator account and from the control panel select manage user accounts and and select your user name and set it as administrator and logoff from the administrator account and login in your own account and try installing the windows 8. It will solve the issue.

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    Re: Getting an Error “You must be an Administrator to Install windows...” while Trying to Install windows 8 over windows vista?

    You must be logged in to your computer as the administrator of your computer.Then, only you can install windows 8.Now, follow some steps. I hope it will be helpful to you:Restart your PC, now when your computer asks for user password. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.A dialog box will appear. In place of username type "administrator" and left blank for password.Then, your PC will start as administrator. Now, you can install Windows 8. It will not say to log in as administrator.

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    Re: Getting an Error “You must be an Administrator to Install windows...” while Trying to Install windows 8 over windows vista?

    dear friend,

    there must be 2 or more user accounts in your computer.

    log in into administrator account.

    only after that you'll be able to install windows 8.

    good luck.

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    Re: Getting an Error “You must be an Administrator to Install windows...” while Trying to Install windows 8 over windows vista?

    By Deafult Administer is Disabled in our systems

    so in order to solve this problem you have logon as administrator

    First Enable your administrator
    1. Go to control panel
    2. choose users accounts option
    3. Now enable your administrator
    4. Press ctrl+alt+delete and use administrator as username and left password blank
    5. Now you can easily install windows8


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    Re: Getting an Error “You must be an Administrator to Install windows...” while Trying to Install windows 8 over windows vista?

    The reason of this error is that you are trying to install windows8 without login in Admin account. Do these steps:-

    1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL now
    2. Now you will be at login screen
    3. Type :- Username as Administrator
    4. Hit enter
    5. Now try to install windows 8 I think it will work.

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    Re: Getting an Error “You must be an Administrator to Install windows...” while Trying to Install windows 8 over windows vista?

    Hello this problem persist if you login with a guest account. you cant modify or change windows without any account other then guest account. so just logoff and then login with a admin account. also you can try this thing.. open windows setup and then right click on setup option and select run as administrator.

    if the above steps not solve your problem try installing a fresh copy of windows 8 and formatting windows vista rather then installing windows 8 over it this will save your space.


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