Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

DirecPC and Windows XP problems...

Old 05-20-02, 08:11 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Longview, TX, USA
Posts: 1,214
DirecPC and Windows XP problems...

I'm currently running Windows XP Pro and am connected to the internet via dial-up return Direc PC (meaning that I upload via dial-up modem and all my downloads come via satellite) and I'm having problems using Windows Update. When I load up Windows Update, I get a message that says that only Administrators can run it and it gives me the option to right click Windows Update in the start menu and choose Run As and choose administrator, but even that doesn't work. Anyone have any experience with this?
Dayewalker is offline  
Old 05-20-02, 08:19 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Region 1
Posts: 16,291
do your login account have administrator right? If not, try to assign your user ID with admin right.
zuffy is offline  
Old 05-20-02, 10:04 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Longview, TX, USA
Posts: 1,214
Originally posted by zuffy
do your login account have administrator right? If not, try to assign your user ID with admin right.
When I installed XP and setup my user account, I gave it administrative rights. I've tried both logging in as Administrator AND logging in as my user account via Run As... and either way I still get the same message.
Dayewalker is offline  
Old 05-21-02, 10:36 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Longview, TX, USA
Posts: 1,214
bump
Dayewalker is offline  
Old 05-22-02, 10:17 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Region 1
Posts: 16,291
Do you have to install any program to access the satellite?

It's possible that either you or the program change the NTFS permission in you windows folder. I can tell you how to reset it to the default if you can provide what the current permission is for windows

Also, your local security possible might have been changed. You can restore the original for that too. just open up Local Security Policy from the Admintrator Tools --> right-click Security Settings --> Import Policy --> click on setup security.inf

Last edited by zuffy; 05-22-02 at 10:21 AM.
zuffy is offline  
Old 05-24-02, 12:50 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Longview, TX, USA
Posts: 1,214
Yes I had to install some software so that the computer and the satellite could talk to each other. How do I go about getting the information you need?
Dayewalker is offline  
Old 05-27-02, 10:43 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Longview, TX, USA
Posts: 1,214
bump
Dayewalker is offline  
Old 05-27-02, 09:00 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Region 1
Posts: 16,291
Try this to reset the Windows default permission:

At the command prompt, type:
secedit /configure /db c:\windows\temp\temp.mdb /cfg c:\windows\inf\defltwk.inf /areas filestore
zuffy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.