Unable To Install Chrome / Firefox Without Administrator?
Feb 23, 2013
I am not able to double click and install chrome/firefox the only way I can install is by right clicking and selecting run as administrator then the browser starts with a message that profile not found.
"Considering that both Firefox and IE are affected, and then you find that Chrome doesn't work either, the problem is with the operating system or the sound drivers.
I was watching videos on my PC, using FireFox, in the evening I went and had a shower, I got back and without any apparent reason, FireFox stopped producing sound.
I installed Chrome after checking all the basics, and Chrome does have sound, I can watch videos on Chrome with sound.
I have tried Youtube, MSN, FilmOn, Facebook (Games and Videos), Game sites, SoundCloud, and there is no sound. I opend IE, and tried the same, and got no sound. There is sound on my PC, if I open a MP3 in WMP it Plays, Windows system sounds play, Yahoo sounds play, Skype sounds play, I can hear them loud and clear. TheSims 4 plays sound.
I have done the following: Updated Flash, VLC, Java, Shockwaves, QuickTime.
Updated FireFox Updated FireFox Pluggins, Followed all steps here: [URL] ....
Updated RelTek, Uninstalled FireFox, Swiched Default browser from IE to FireFox and Chrome and back again, I have rebooted my PC 50 times, Deleted Internet cache, cookies, history, etc.
I have been to ControlPanel/InternetOptions/Advanced and made sure that "Allow browsers to play sounds" Is checked, I have updated my Graphics Card, and my Sound card.
On the Volume Mixer, (FireFox is no muted and its turned up) When I play a video, It remains blank, There is no movement of sound in the Volume Mixer. (Adobe Flash player is not muted either)
I am using a Razer Kraken 7.1 HeadSet, I have updated its drivers also.
I am using WINDOWS 8 Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 Intel i7 4th Gen 8GB RAM ...
I've updated my laptop's OS to Windows 8 64-bit a couple of days ago and I quickly noticed that there was a rather annoying issue with performance. It lags every 5-10 seconds, but this seems to happen only when I open Firefox or any other Web Browser and this slows down the whole computer unless I restart it again. My Laptop used to run Windows 7 very well. I also updated to Windows 8.1 yesterday but the problem is still unsolved. By the way I have 4GB of RAM but the system recognizes only 2.
I just got a Dell with Win 8 and touchscreen. It was fine for a couple days. A half hour ago when I started it again I am unable to send email using yahoo mail in either of my browsers. I can check email fine and if I click the email in the inbox I can read it fine. When I click the onscreen right or left arrow to go to next or previous email nothing happens. When I click compose I go to the draft screen and all is well until I click Send. Nothing happens. I can send fine through my hotmail account. I can't get it to work clicking on any of the other folders in yahoo mail either.
So, is this a temporary issue with yahoo or something I need to figure out about Win 8? I've been in Mac land for the last 3 years or so. Also, the touchpad is way too sensitive. I turned palm rejection to the highest setting but it still jumps all over and does things I don't want it to do.
I have this little problem and I'm not 100% sure that it is windows 8 related but honestly I think it is..
I'm running windows 8 RTM 64bit and it seems that I can't get java work properly with firefox or chrome.. With IE it works perfectly. We are talking about java 7 update 7 and yes it is 32bit java, not 64bit. With every page where java is needed it says 'Install java' etc.
I got a HP Envy m6 Sleekbook laptop about three months ago. I installed Firefox and Chrome right away, although I used Firefox almost exclusively.
After about a month, Firefox just stopped working. I would click the icon, and it would light up (and the blue circle would appear over the cursor) as if it was about to open, but after a few seconds it stopped loading and the icon went back to normal, as if I had never clicked it. It just kind of... gave up. I restarted the computer and tried opening it from a different shortcut, and then directly from the file, but the problem persisted.
I tried uninstalling and re-installing Firefox twice, but it didn't solve the issue. Finally, I abandoned Firefox and switched to using Chrome.
Now, after using Chrome without a hitch for almost two months, Chrome has spontaneously started exactly the same behavior- BUT now I can open Firefox.
I'd really like to keep using Chrome, since I finally had it set up the way I like (I have quite a few bookmarks and quirky little preferences).
On my office network none of the computers connected to it have problems surfing the web, except my own. Pages fail to load 75% of the time, I use Google Chrome and Firefox but they both have the same problem. I've scanned my pc for malware and viruses using Malwarebytes and Bitdefender (separately of course) and they've come back clear. I've reset the tcp ip stack (a pain in Windows 8) taking full control of netsh via the regedit key (running it as admin), then wiping the wifi profile, following with a dns flush and finalizing with restarting the computer. Once restarted I can navigate the internet problem free for a few pages and then I go back to having issues. I can't reinstall Windows 8 because I don't have a disc or a partition (upgraded from Win7 to 8 pro online, which I admit was a huge mistake).
I am running on : Windows 8.1 Pro AMD Athlon 2 P320 Dual Core Processor 2.10Ghz 8.00GB RAM, 64 bit OS, x64 processor.
After I installed VMware-player and VirtualBox, I started to get this error "The connection Was Reset" (got that on firefox, different name on Chrome since it has an error code, but leads to the same error).
Weird thing is that I can still explore some of the website that are open, for instance I leave a Facebook tab or Twitter tab, or any other site (not necessarily a social network). But if try to open a "new" site, which is not explored yet, then I get the error.
Things I tried so far: 1) delete cache, doesn't work at all. 2) Change the MTU Value, that was quite interesting, since I do get an error when i try to ping with my current value, but when i find a value that apparently should work, after I set that value as my MTU, I get the error with that value, so i go down a few numbers until i get a working value, set the MTU and error again. and so on. 3) Made a repair of my windows 8 install, preserving my personal files, but didn't work. 4) Only thing that seems to work is restart my pc.
I didn't have time yet to try to reinstall my antivirus (Avast) .
My browsers ie10 and firefox both suddenly stopped play the youtube videos online. I get the message an error has occurred. Please try again later. I have tried uninstalling the flash plugin and reinstalling it but the issue remains. I even reset and uninstalled my firefox. but still the same problem occurs.I have windows 8 operating system on my laptop and it is 64 bit. I was able to play all you tube videos before.
Yesterday, I decided to relocate my PC from one room to the other. Not a big deal I would assume. However, I was unable to connect to the internet with Firefox at the new location. I checked my signal strength to my router and it seemed fine. So I opened Task Manager and checked the WiFi performance chart, what I saw were very brief moments of connectivity, meaning I could connect to the internet for about 10 seconds, then it would stop, but the signal to the router would still appear strong. This would repeat constantly about once every minute or so. I've been trying to fix this for the past day and I could not find an answer anywhere. I've tried to restart everything, I've tried to reset some network settings, and I've tried messing with the local/ static IP address. I doubt it's a problem with the IP address though. On an additional note, whenever I run the Windows Network Troubleshooter, it tells me to restart my router (Which obviously didn't work).
Both Firefox 30.0 and 27.0 installed, when I do a Reply in hotmail I cannot type into the body of the msg. Only the subject line. However FF 27.0 Portable works normally. So does Opera x64 and chromium.
I purchased an HP Notebook PC 2000-2c20NR last week that came pre-installed with Windows 8. Somehow - I think it was when I was trying to change settings to where I do not have to give a password everytime I log in - I became lost as the Administrator. I am the only one who uses this laptop.
So, now I am stuck, unable to change settings, install/uninstall programs, etc. Everytime I try to change something, I am given this error screen:
As you see, it asks me to type an administrator password, then click Yes. The "Yes" option is greyed out and disabled. I have tried everything I could find to change this, but in order to make any changes, I have to be the Adminstrator (which I am), but this error screen pops up with any and everything I do. I have even tried a System Restore/Recovery, but I can't, because the UAC will not let me continue as Administrator.
The status of my account currently names me a "local user."
I have Norton Internet Security 2013 installed and no viruses, etc are present.
I am getting error "Save failed - Please check if this file is opened in another program" when trying to edit the hosts file in Notepad++. This has only started happening after a fresh installation of Windows 8 on a new computer. My previous computer with Windows 8.1 was able to do it correctly without any errors. I am using only one account on both computers, but for some reason on the new computer, the UAC keeps getting in the way. I have lowered the UAC warnings all the way down but that hasn't worked. Is there another setting I'm missing?
Note that I don't want to right-click Notepad++ and choose "Run as administrator" every time I want to edit a system file. I see that as a waste of time and an unnecessary step since I am already using an administrator account. I didn't have to do that on the old computer.
i was trying to access the store and it said "store can't be accessed with the built-in administator" and to sign in with another user... i am the only one that uses this laptop and my question was how can i access it or is there a way to bypass it using the built-in administator?
I cannot change the Windows update settings even though I am the administrator. It is grayed out in the snapshot above. I am the only user. I created a local account as well. I need to change the update settings to download updates automatically but I am stuck on "check for updates but let me choose..".
I need to change the setting in order to get internet access at my work using my home computer. The IT person at work recommended that I install Windows 8.1 to see if it would correct the problem, but the new installation did not work. This second screenshot shows that I am an administrator,I think.
unable to connect to one particular website using Windows 8.1 with IE11 or Google Chrome.
Always get message...."This page can't bedisplayed", then when I check box to fix connection problem a dialog box displays message, "The remotedevice or resource won't accept the connection... xxx(web site) is not set up to acceptconnections on port 'The World Wide Web Service HTTP'."
There are no problems using IE11or Google Chrome in connecting to any other site(s) or exploring the internet. I do not have any 3rd party antivirus or malware protection. Have tried many different suggestion found in searching the web but no luck yet.
Installed Windows 8 on my desktop. Bought another licence (download) for my wife's laptop. Everything went fine until I used netplwiz to change her to the administrator and only user. I thought that went ok but now she is the only user and I'm being prompted for a password everywhere which doesn't work. I can't even run a third party application from a thumb drive. I wouldn't mind reinstalling Windows 8 if that's the fix but I couldn't find the executable after it downloaded and installed. I probably wouldn't be able to execute it anyway without admin privileges. Tried to buy yet a third copy of Windows 8 to reinstall on the laptop and I couldn't even do that without admin privileges.
How to recover or reset the admin password or how to reinstall Windows 8?
I have 2 programs that I cannot install on my new Win 8.1 PC but they install fine on Win 7. I also believe that I was able to install 1 of them when I had Win 8.0
When I install I get error message on one of them "Error 1723.There is a problem with this Windows installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor."
If it makes any difference the files I am trying to install are GCSMSetup_3_6_0.msi and msgames_win8_x64.msi
Last night I downloaded the font Roboto (used by Google for their Android UI) and all of the weights installed properly, except for the Regular and Regular Italic weights. Trying to re-install the weights prompts a query if I want to replace them. Under the Control Panel's Fonts area, there are two ghost-like icons that would indicate the presence of the missing weights, and when I check for the fonts using "localhostc$WindowsFonts" I see them there (all copies). Furthermore, despite being the Administrator of my computer, I can't seem to delete them from this area. All my hidden files are turned on, so I'm not sure what else to do.
have a brand new xps with all the best but I am unable to install Linux rather than windows 8 , it will not allow me to boot from disk unless I disable the safe boot mode and then it starts in a mode with no video drives and will not allow installation
I have Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate installed and activated. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8 and the upgrade assistant tells me it needs at least 2gb when I have 8gb and Windows 7 sees and knows I have 8gb
I am thinking it could be my bios, but it's already at the latest version
Here are some photos from my bios, so you can tell me if there is anything I need to enable.
These are photos from my bios. I need to change to get this to work.