Access Denied Error with Photoshop Installation Setup

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Few days back on one of my friends PC, I was installing Adobe Photoshop CS2. Though I know there is CS7 is the latest version but as his PC was a old one and only Windows Vista he has on it, I have left with no other choice. But even after several tries I was not able to install this application on his system, even though it seems that everything seems fine. Every time I try to install it a message displayed, Access to the specific folder was not allowed or the massage like something disabling me to go further. And with several tires and a some R&D, I came across a solution.

In Vista Microsoft has hidden the administration user to over protect the system access from vulnerable attack unless we make it to visible and this one was the reason why I was not able to install the application. As any regular user has only given some restricted access so that the core windows file does not get overwritten. So to overcome the problem I need enabled the admin user using a simple command in dos prompt as follows:

  1. Logon to Vista with the normal user-name and password.
  2. Click on the Start button
  3. Click on Start Search.
  4. Type, cmd.
  5. Right-click cmd, selected ‘Run as administrator’ from the shortcut menu.
  6. Now typed the bold character as it is Net user administrator /active:yes
  7. Check the message : The command completed successfully

Now after the restart Adobe Photoshop installation was as smooth as if there was never a problem. Though the specific problem I have found with Windows Vista only but I think if Adobe Photoshop or any other program irritating you can try this trick… there are chances that it can solve such issues.

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