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How do I get my computer to download the newest version of Libre office I have windows 10

asked 2016-10-26 23:42:59 +0200

gatewaychurch gravatar image

updated 2020-09-14 13:09:15 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

It says I have to be running as administrator and it deleted my previous version Where do I choose to run as administrator I am not on a network. Only a singe computer

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answered 2020-09-14 14:52:34 +0200

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updated 2020-09-14 14:52:52 +0200

You could also try the

portalbe LO Versions, these as far as i know should not need Administrator Rights to install.

These can be downloaded from here:

Hope that helps.

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answered 2020-09-14 14:37:00 +0200

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updated 2020-09-20 22:00:49 +0200


You have hit one of the side-effects of User Account Control (UAC) (introduced at Windows Vista & continued ever since in all subsequent versions).

User Account Control (UAC)

Before Vista, almost every personal desktop-Windows user operated their computer as an Administrator at all times; they did that because it allowed them full & easy access to all functions of their computer. Unfortunately, it also gives every virus/filelocker that they download the same level of access. That can be difficult for a personal user, but may be an utter disaster for any company that gets a virus/file-locker able to access any file across every network.

It was for this reason that UAC was introduced, and why the link at top says:-

“The recommended and more secure method of running Windows 10 is to make your primary user account a standard user account.”

Primary Users & Administrator

Note that “Primary User” & “Administrator” each apply to both isolated desktop computers as well as networked machines. You can have multiple users for a single computer, but only one administrator. Also note that installing/removing a program is an operation that can only be performed by an Administrator.

So, your computer should not expect you to be an administrator to download a program, but is certain to want you to be an administrator to install a program, and/or remove the previous version. You therefore should have two completely different account logins for your single-user machine:- one as an ordinary user, and a second login to allow you to perform all admin functions on it (the latter being known as “elevating” your account).

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