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Windows 10 wants administrator privilege to install update. How do I do this? [closed]

asked 2016-01-28 18:23:38 +0200

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Libre Office update comes up with error code 1303 " The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: c:\Program Files(x86)LibreOffice 5\program. The installation cannot continue. Log on as an administrator or contact your system administrator." Don't know how to do this... Thanks for your help.

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Okay, I get it, I just want to know why this happened. Talk about obscure.

dougp01 gravatar imagedougp01 ( 2019-10-26 01:24:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-11-30 14:25:24 +0200

Twingo gravatar image

Closing Brother (Printer) control center solved my problem while updating to with Windows 8.

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This worked for me. Thanks a bundle!

TaintedDingo gravatar imageTaintedDingo ( 2017-10-29 03:00:03 +0200 )edit

Worked for me, too!

ap11 gravatar imageap11 ( 2018-01-08 15:44:18 +0200 )edit

It works! Yay! (Windows 10 x64 here)

pepoluan gravatar imagepepoluan ( 2018-04-16 04:59:16 +0200 )edit

Shocked that Brother was keeping Libreoffice from updating. Was unhappy that the update had removed the old version. Was very happy to very quickly find this answer!

Libreoffice - could you add a check for brother print control center locking file(s) before update? Also could you add more details to message 1303 that says that files may be locked - as the current message about admin issue was not correct in this case.

Witz gravatar imageWitz ( 2018-11-10 19:51:05 +0200 )edit

Thanks for this, ran into the exact same issue and though it was weird since I was running the upgrade with full admin rights. The Brother ControlCentre app was the thing blocking the update.

Makavel gravatar imageMakavel ( 2019-03-14 21:27:15 +0200 )edit

Wow! Just plain wow! Yup, same issue here. Closed it in the Task Manager and bingo, we're in! Thanks!

Starkman gravatar imageStarkman ( 2019-11-15 00:31:42 +0200 )edit

Ditto - worked here too! Many Thanks!!

Jimmy M gravatar imageJimmy M ( 2020-01-16 21:21:16 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-01-27 22:44:42 +0200

SKelem gravatar image

I couldn't find a Brother Control Center. Rebooting worked for me!

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answered 2017-07-24 01:21:43 +0200

Closing Brother printer control center solved it for me, I'm using Windows 10.

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answered 2016-03-01 18:51:48 +0200

I found that the problem lies in LO not "Really" being closed prior to update. Reboot and reinstall solved my problem.

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answered 2018-09-21 08:16:48 +0200

dleigh gravatar image

The Brother Control Center was the problem for me as well. I find this to be TOTALLY bizarre and troublesome. I just hope I remember it for the next upgrade!

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answered 2016-11-30 16:25:16 +0200

GowerMick gravatar image

Just a simple Reboot on Windows 10, and a reinstall worked for me. Very worrying though, as LO 5.2.2. was removed before error 1303 appeared, leaving me with nothing. Strikes me it is a bug, if LO is not shutting down properly and causing error!

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answered 2017-06-06 21:21:42 +0200

joncoffee gravatar image

Brother Printer Control Center was the issue for me.

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