Administrative privileges?


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #1

    Administrative privileges?


    I recently down loaded a game to my lap top and when I click the icon it gives me a "Please login with administrative privileges and try again" message. I am the only user on this computer and have administrative privileges. Any ideas as to what I need to do to resolve the issue? Thanks in advance!
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  2. Posts : 25,054
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Welcome to TenForums @mark1220

    Although you are signed in with an account that is an administrator, for safety reasons most of the time you are running applications with only standard user rights. This is why sometimes you are prompted with something like 'you need administrator rights to do this, press OK to continue as an administrator'.

    Try right-clicking on the icon and use 'Run as administrator'.
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  3. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #3

    mark1220 said:
    I recently down loaded a game to my lap top and when I click the icon it gives me a "Please login with administrative privileges and try again" message. I am the only user on this computer and have administrative privileges. Any ideas as to what I need to do to resolve the issue? Thanks in advance!
    You might have some kind of "permission" issues. But, I am no expert.

    Use this tutorial and install Run As Admin to your right click context menu.
    Add or Remove Run as administrator Context Menu in Windows 10

    That done, RIGHT click at the icon or the game's exe file, do you see the Run As Administrator option ?
    If yes, will the game start running if you click Run As Admin ?
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  4. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #4

    Right tick on the game/program and tick on Properties and then Advance. See if you have a box to check 'Run as administrator.

    Jack
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  5. Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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