how to run “add , remove” programs as administrator in windows xp ?
To add and remove Windows applications and Windows components, you use the Add Or Remove Programs applet in Control Panel. To add an application that everyone on your system can use, you need to log on as a Computer Administrator. To add an application for a particular user on the system, log on with that person’s user name.
NOTE To add non-Windows programs, follow the instructions that are included with the application.
Adding a New Program
To add a new program, follow these steps:
In Control Panel, click the Add Or Remove Programs category, and then click the Add New Programs icon to open the Add Or Remove Programs dialog box
Click the CD Or Floppy button. A wizard then guides you through installing and configuring the new application. Follow the onscreen instructions.’
NOTE If you are connected to the Internet, you can click the Windows Update button to go to a Microsoft Web site where you can download files for new Windows XP Professional features, system updates, and device drivers.
SEE ALSO Windows Update
Changing and Removing Programs
From time to time, you will want to get rid of existing programs that you’ve installed or change them. If you’ve been a long-time user of Windows, you may remember the day when you could simply locate the executable file for a program and delete it. The only safe way to remove a program in Windows XP Professional is to click the Change Or Remove Programs button in the Add Or Remove Programs dialog box, select the program you want to remove, and then click the Change/Remove button.
Adding and Removing Windows Components
To add or remove a Window XP Professional component, you will need to be logged on as a Computer Administrator, and you will need your installation CD at hand. Insert it in the drive, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components in the Add Or Remove Programs
dialog box to start the Windows Components Wizard, as shown in Figure A-10. To add or remove a component, follow the on-screen instructions.
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