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By htrsdakota ·
I have a computer running Windows 2000. I have to log on as administrator to add software. I am adding an old print shop software and Wordperfect 97. They run great in administrater mode. If I log on as the user, I get error messages, and the programs do not open. Is it possible that the software is so old that it will not work with and adminstrater/user mode?

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by scott.heath In reply to Administrator/Client righ ...

There is some software that needs to be installed while the user is logged on. Log in as the user and run the setup by holding down shift and right-clicking on the setup icon. Choose run as and enter the administrator password. This will enable it to install under the user's profile. I have also seen some apps that will not run if the user has standard user permisions. Try adding the users ID to the Power Users group.

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by tommymcbrayer In reply to Administrator/Client righ ...

If the above doesn't work then go into the registry and set the permissons to full control on the program folder. example
hkey local machine/software/name of software

click on edit then permissions and assign the user or group full control.

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by htrsdakota In reply to Administrator/Client righ ...

I tried what Scott said and I still got the errors. abnormal program termination, and cannot initialize. wpwin9.exe has generated errors.... Any Ideas??

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by curlergirl In reply to Administrator/Client righ ...

This is probably caused by the fact that these applications are not "aware" of the HKeyCurrentUser registry hive and all of the registry entries are made in the HKLM hive. Then, if a registry entry needs to be opened for write when the app is opened, the user doesn't have the proper rights. You can do one of two things:

1. Log on as Administrator and edit the HKLM/Software/[application] registry hive to grant permissions to the local Power Users or Users group - whichever one your users will belong to; OR

2. Give the users local admin rights on the workstation(s).

Hope this helps!

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by htrsdakota In reply to Administrator/Client righ ...

Thank You this worked!!!!

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