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My computer was damaged so I had to use a loaner. I was attempting to load my database on a loaner computer.
I use Act 10 with the original database running on XP and I was trying to restore it on Win 7. I kept getting the" to finalize registration, database administrator must log in" message. I screwed around with this for a week before I figured it out. I tried all of the suggestions that were listed in this thread which included disabling the UAC, changing the computer administrator name, running as administrator...none of it worked.
If you are restoring on a new machine, which I was doing, the key is to make sure that the license number is in the program prior to restoring the database and trying to open the restored database. This is done by registering the program with Act!. If not automatically prompted to do so, under the Help tab, click Register Act!. Once you click this link, a table will pop up titled "Activated Serial Numbers". If there are no license numbers registered, complete the registration process. This should add the license number that corresponds with the original database. Once I did this, the database opened without issue.