Installing Software As the Ultimate Administrator

Note: If the computer was purchased from a retail store, it is possible that the 'Ultimate Administrator' for the computer is turned off (and you will not be able to install software).


For Vista//8, Turn User Accounts off:

Try turning User Accounts off first (then attempt to install BCSS™). Here's how to turn User Accounts off:

Go to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and click on 'Change User Account Control settings'...

For Windows 7/8/10, turn User Accounts off by dragging the slider bottom to its lowest setting:

For Vista, UNCHECK the box and click OK:

With User Account Control off, try installing BCSS™ again. If Windows still won't allow it, you may need to assign yourself as the Ultimate Administrator on the computer:



Ultimate Administrator:

If you've ever tried to do something as Administrator and were told (by Windows) that you didn't have the authority, you're probably not the 'Ultimate Administrator' on the computer. The Ultimate Administrator is a well-kept secret. It can be turned off (hidden) and hard to find. Here's how to turn it 'on':

Promote Yourself to Ultimate Administrator

  1. Click on the Start Button
    or  
  2. Go to All Programs then Accessories.
  3. RIGHT click on the Command Prompt and select 'Run as administrator' (giving you ultimate authority).
  4. After the prompt type net user administrator /active:yes

  5. Return to the installation instructions for Vista/7/8/10.

For a more detailed explanation of User Account Controls, see Microsoft Support.