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Quickbooks 2014 and Windows 8 in general no admin access

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    Quickbooks 2014 and Windows 8 in general no admin access


    Im trying to open a quickbooks file on my new windows 8 computer. Nobody has used this computer, its about 3 hours out of the box, Im the only user but for some reason I need to provide administrative access to open a quickbooks file. Or to do anything really. I am marked as the admin on users accounts and settings. I have tried take ownership to no avail. This is infuriating that I cant use my own computer... Thanks ahead for the help guys.

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Yes you do have to do that. It is to protect the OS from the software and end user. Blame it mainly on Intuit for the issue, not Microsoft. You may want to check out the Intuit forums to see if anyone else has the same issue that you are having.
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    I eventually got it by trying to open the files from my external hard drive, formatting them on there, then moving them to the laptop and opening them. Somehow that worked... thanks anyway
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