“there are insufficient privileges and that should log in as an administrator.”

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I use the OS Windows 7 in 64-bit. I use Skype in it. Nowadays I am facing a critical problem. I have already marked it out that I can use Skype effectively until a warning/alert for updating is appeared. To get rid of this problem yesterday I began updating the application.

While the updating was going on, I faced a problem and needed to cancel the updating process. The astonishing fact is that my cancelation erased the installed Skype too. At present I am facing trouble in installing the latest Skype version. In the installation process I am shown the following error message.

"There are insufficient privileges and that I should log in as an administrator."

I am the administrator as well as the only user of my pc. Now I want to know exactly what is happening there i. e. what the problem is.

Further to mention, sometimes another error message saying that Skype failed to create folder is appearing,

"C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSkype?"

Once more, I've been facing some other administrator problems which are similar to this problem. The same thing happens while I try to install ABBYY, Silverlight in my pc.

Although I have used MS's Mr. Fit It, I am still unable either to install or reinstall any of those programs. The following error message appears for Skype.

Skype 5.10

The installer has insufficient privileges to access this

directory: C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart

MenuProgramsSkype. The installation cannot continue.

Log on as administrator or contact your system


                        Retry                  Cancel

It needs to be mentioned here that the same error takes place in the cases of two other programs.

Answered By 10 points N/A #143075

“there are insufficient privileges and that should log in as an administrator.”


Hello Gwendoly,

I will suggest that you use the following steps and get your Skype backup and working again:

  • First of all, you will need to log onto the computer with administrative credentials.
  • And then you will click on Start, and then locate control panel and then click on it.
  • After that click on Programs > Programs and Features and then Add/Remove Programs.
  • You will need to locate Skype among the listed programs and then select it, and then click Uninstall or Remove.
  • After you have uninstalled Skype, go to the internet and then download the updated version, and then install it.

Hope this helps.




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