Action cannot be completely performed since you are not an administrator
Hi there --
I just installed Windows 7 Pro and subsequently added Spybot 1.6.2 to the system. I am trying to Immunize the system, but when I do so the following error message appears on-screen:
Action cannot be completed performed since you are not an administrator
The user account in question is one that is classified as an administrator. What can I do to correct this issue? Thanks.
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"On Windows Vista and Windows 7, Spybot-S&D might tell you that you are not authorized to perform some actions, since they require Administrator rights. You can solve this problem as follows:
1. Right-click the Spybot - Search & Destroy entry in your start menu, instead of just left-clicking to start it.
2. Choose Run as administrator from the context menu."
From our FAQ here: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/faq/42.html
There is also a screen shot which should help.
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I elevated it to admin the way you said and I am still receiving the error message. What else do I need to do?
This worked for me - thanks Tashi!!
Originally Posted by tashi