i have this problem and when i try to follow your suggestion, it doesn't work that way. new win 7 pc. i right click sas icon and click on run as administrator. it gives me the windows security user account control box with do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. i click yes and sas appears to open. no yellow bug. what exactly is a yellow bug? i click on preference then :check for updates now" i then get the blue and white box. when i click download the upgrade, i get the same original error message that i must run as an administrator. i'm lost.