1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
       26 Aug 2015 #1

    How to Add "Run as administrator" to Context Menu of MSI Files in W10


    Run as administrator - Add to MSI File Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Is this still applicable for windows 10?
    I have not yet attempted to do this.


    In my Downloads folder there are right click options to Install / Repair / Uninstall the LibreOffice installation file.
    I upgraded from windows 7 64 bit to windows 10 on my Lenovo G560 laptop.

    I have looked at the Local Services setting for Windows Installer.
    The Manual option was off and I have started the service. There is no option (or I am unable) to switch to Automatic.

    I have previously tried run the following commands from the cmd prompt as administrator.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow
    - no errors were found.

    I then followed the instructions to unregister and re-register Windows installer :
    1. On the "Start" menu, Type Run in the search bar and hit enter.
    2. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /unreg", and then press ENTER.
    3. On the "Start" menu, Type” Run” in the search bar and hit enter.
    4. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /regserver", and then press ENTER.


    The other command I tried from the cmd prompt as administrator for the file filename.msi
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>msiexec.exe /i C:\myfoldername\filename

    I got the following message.
    "The installation package could not be opened. Verify that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package."

    I have downloaded the .msi file twice, and have downloaded from this site on many occasions without problems.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Kaboki. and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, that tutorial to add "Run as administrator" to the context menu of .msi files will still work in Windows 10.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
       26 Aug 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Kaboki. and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, that tutorial to add "Run as administrator" to the context menu of .msi files will still work in Windows 10.
    Cheers. Worked a treat.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Aug 2015 #4

    Glad to hear it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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