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Error 1303 message says that I should login as Administrator.

asked 2019-06-25 06:07:34 +0200

D M Taylor gravatar image

updated 2020-08-04 15:28:52 +0200

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Error 1303. The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\program. The installation cannot continue. Logon as administrator or contact your system administrator.

Upon attempted ver. installation (Windows 8.1), an error message says that I should login as Administrator, which I already have. All User Groups have Full Control. There is no option to Run as Administrator. How may I overcome this obstacle?

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Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-25 08:29:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-09-13 21:34:21 +0200

dougp01 gravatar image

I had the same problem today on my 64 bit installation (Win10). And I have full administrator rights.

Turns out the error message in my case was all wrong. I have the Brother Printer Control Center running. Shutting it down made it possible to install. Check to see if you have any non-microsoft printer management software running. Your next reboot should re-launch your printer manager.

Hope this works for you, Doug

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Thanks for the remainder - added that to the FAQ.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-09-14 16:56:47 +0200 )edit

Same issue for me - Error 1303 message says that I should login as Administrator - on my 64 bit (Win 7) system. The issue however was that the LO installer's error message was wrong. I too had the Brother Printer Control Center running. Shutting that down after receiving the LO error message made it possible to continue the LO install. I would have up voted this answer, but apparently don't have enough 'karma'. :-)

kevingb gravatar imagekevingb ( 2020-04-18 18:20:59 +0200 )edit

Temporarily disabling Brother software worked me as well. Thanks!

jazzy1999 gravatar imagejazzy1999 ( 2020-04-26 04:19:17 +0200 )edit

This post really helped. I was thinking permissions, of course, but couldn't see anything wrong. I would never have guessed that ControlCenter4 would have a lock on LO. Oh Brother!

Marley24 gravatar imageMarley24 ( 2020-05-09 00:44:00 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-09-14 08:52:55 +0200

Antonio52 gravatar image

Or simply turn off your UAC warning system in Windows. If you know what software you are installing, you don't need UAC, in fact it becomes a pain in the ass, everytime a trusted installation is aborted...

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