“Proper rights not available” appears in uninstalling software

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I get the ‘Proper rights not available’ error message when I try to uninstall a software from Windows even though I am logged in on administrator account.

Answered By 0 points N/A #90987

“Proper rights not available” appears in uninstalling software


If you're getting uninstall errors in Windows, there could be a variety of reasons why this is happening. To pinpoint the cause of this, we need to be able to get more information first. First of, what software are you trying to uninstall? Is this error appearing in just one particular program or many? What Windows version are you using? Is there a specific error number seen that we can use as a reference?

Microsoft has a kb site discussing this. This is a general fix since you did not say what Windows version you're using as well as the application involved. To go there, click the link below:


The site has an automated fix that helps in uninstall issues seen with Microsoft. If your issue is not resolved, then we do really need more information to go about troubleshooting.

I hope that helps!

Answered By 577940 points N/A #90989

“Proper rights not available” appears in uninstalling software


Issues with user privileges normally happen when you are using Windows 7 and later operating systems. It happens even if you are logged in as the administrator or you are using an administrator account. If you are uninstalling a particular application on your computer, use the program’s built-in uninstaller to uninstall it self instead of using the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

To uninstall the program with administrative privileges, click Start, All Programs, point to the program’s name, right-click on the uninstall link, point to “Run as”, and then select Administrator. The program should be uninstalled with all the required administrative rights. If this doesn’t work, try uninstalling it using the Safe Mode. Restart your computer then press F8 before the Windows logo appears.

In the Advanced Options Menu, select Safe Mode then hit Enter twice to boot in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, click Start, Control Panel, and then Add or Remove Programs. Select the program you wish to uninstall then click Uninstall or Remove. After that, restart your computer normally and you should be back in normal mode again.

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