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    DO you want this program to make changes to your Computer


    I have this window pop up each time I try to add a new program.
    I want to say yes but the screen has the yes button grayed out.

    Recently I must have changed something and I can not figure it out.
    I can not do a system restore because the computer will not allow me to change anything

    Same situation the yes button is grayed out

    Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get my computer back.

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    Sounds to me like you are either not the administrator or your UAC controls are to strict....

    Geeve
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    How do I make myself the administrator
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    you should be already, let me dig around and find a good answer for you.

    In the mean time try to look at your UAC settings:

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8

    Geeve
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    checking if you are administrator:

    To check if you are logged into Windows 8 as a user with administrative rights, please:

    • Right-click in the bottom left corner of your screen, and then click Control panel.
    • open User accounts
    • click "Manage another account"

    There will be all user accounts listed on the page. Each account has assigned some status (Administrator, Standard user, etc.)

    Geeve
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    This is the other problem it will not allow me into the manage account
    It says do you want to allow the changes
    THe yes is blacked out
    I can only say NO

    So I have no ability to make any changes
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    So you can't even get to the UAC settings to look at that either?

    Geeve
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    correct
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    Hmmmmm......

    Let me see what I can come up with here. Maybe someone else can jump in and help too.

    Geeve
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    When you get the popup where the yes is greyed out, does it say anywhere on there to "type an administrator password, and then click yes"?

    Geeve
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