Administrator Rights in Windows 7 and Vista
Rights (privileges) determine the tasks users can perform on a computer. Windows 7 and Vista define two types of users: standard users and administrators. Some tasks, such as installing and updating software, require administrator rights.
If administrator rights are required, TurboTax will request permission. If your operating system's User Account Control (UAC) is turned off, permission is granted automatically.
Do I have Administrator rights?
To determine whether you already have administrator rights, click on the Start button at the very bottom left of your screen. Then right-click on All Programs. If Open All Users and Explore All Users appear on the menu, you have administrator rights.
Signing in as Administrator
Follow these steps:
- On the Windows taskbar, select Start, and then select Log Off.
- Sign in as the computer administrator (or as a user with administrative rights).
Note: If you cannot sign in to the computer as administrator, ask a user who has administrative rights for assistance. For more information, see your Windows Help.