Longtime subscriber M.Y. Choy wrote to ask, after a recent email newsletter article “Should I Choose Vista or Windows XP?”:
Dear Terry, the above topic appeared on your 13 May Newsletter.
Unfortunately, I have already switched to Vista and have found this problem i.e. after installing Acronis Disk Director Suite V.10 successfully, I cann’t start the program. Vista "said" that:- "E000101F4: Not enough privileges. You do not have enough privileges to start Acronis Disk Director Suite"
Why Vista allowed us to install the program but denied us to start the program??. Beside this, there are other problems such as "missing" drivers. I donot think many people would start switching to Vista. I regretted doing that.
By the way, is there any way to bypass that annoying " donot have enough privilege …." thingy?? Best regards. M. Y Choy
The intent of the "Not enough privileges" error is to protect your computer from viruses, trojans, adware, spyware and other nasties that try to modify system files.
Windows Vista is designed for the users to run in a regular user mode — not as Administrator. Windows XP had an earlier and less user-friendly attempt at this (see the Related Articles, below).
However, many programs need (or desire) to modify files in the Windows system directories. When they try, that’s the error that you get…
However, the fix is easy when you run into this limitation (you DO NOT want to bypass or prevent the protection from working!).
In order to run an individual program as an Administrator in Windows Vista one time:
- right-click on the icon and select “Run as Administrator”