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Checking if you are using administrative account

To check whether you are logged into Windows as a user with administrative rights, please follow the steps below based on which version of Windows you are using:
 

Windows 10

  1. Open your Control Panel
  2. Open User Accounts

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  3. Select Manage another account

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  4. All User Accounts will be listed on this page. Each account is assigned a status (Administrator, Standard user, etc.). Before installing or reinstalling AVG, or prior to proceeding with any action that requires administrative access, please make sure that you are logged into Windows under an account with the status Administrator.

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Windows 8

  1. Right-click in the bottom left corner of your screen, and then click Control panel.
  2. Open User accounts
  3. click Manage another account
  4. All User Accounts will be listed on this page. Each account is assigned a status (Administrator, Standard user, etc.). Before installing or reinstalling AVG, or prior to proceeding with any action that requires administrative access, please make sure that you are logged into Windows under an account with the status Administrator.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start Menu -> Control Panel

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  2. Open User accounts

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  3. Click Manage user accounts

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  4. All User Accounts will be listed on this page. Each account is assigned a status (Administrator, Standard user, etc.). Before installing or reinstalling AVG, or prior to proceeding with any action that requires administrative access, please make sure that you are logged into Windows under an account with the status Administrator.

Windows XP

  1. Open menu Start -> (Settings) -> Control Panel
  2. Click Switch to classic view in the top left pane, if this option is available
  3. Open User Accounts
  4. All User Accounts will be listed on this page. Each account is assigned a status (Administrator, Standard user, etc.). Before installing or reinstalling AVG, or prior to proceeding with any action that requires administrative access, please make sure that you are logged into Windows under an account with the status Administrator.

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