Help! Admin. error XP updates (home)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by puddlefreak, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. puddlefreak

    puddlefreak Guest

    I have Win XP home and I can't run updates. It says 'administrators only' I'm the only user. how do fix this?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    try either downloading tweak xp and enabling the show administrator acct on logon, or at your logon screen hit ctrl-alt delete twice and at the w2k style prompt type administrator and whatever your normal password is
  3. puddlefreak

    puddlefreak Guest

    didn't work

    Tweak can't fix it and I can't logon as Administrator. It asks for the password but I don't have one. I was told to try ??edit.msc, but I have Home edition and it doesn't have that option.
  4. MeAnDg5

    MeAnDg5 Guest

    First, run regedit from the run box and navigate to this key:


    Next, right click on WindowsUpdate, in the left box and go to the permissions line.

    Make sure that you have checks in all the ALLOW boxes

    That should get ya straightened out. Howie:D
  5. puddlefreak

    puddlefreak Guest

    Still no luck

    I had them all checked except the Owner one which, when you press 'apply' reverts back to unchecked. I noticed the Owner was set as 'administrators', and I changed that, but still no luck. I thought I read that the Updates site was back on-line, and I'm wondering if I'm one of the ones who still can't get on.