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When in windows and a program doesn't install or run correctly (if at all)

Whenever you have issues running or installing software always either try right clicking the program and click "Run as administrator".
You can also try right clicking the program, click properties, then go to the Compatibility tab. Somewhere near the bottom of the window will be a check-box for "Run this program as an administrator".
In this situation if it still isn't acting right, click the check-box also for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select another version of windows.

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getting message from computer


To run DVDVideoSoft you will administrative right to your PC, if you have administrative right to your PC.

Start DVDVideoSoft by Right Clicking on DVDVideoSoft and selecting Run as administrator

Dec 06, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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I am running programs related to college courses. Although these programs were released last year and are claim to be "Windows 7 Compatible", every time the software loads it requests that an "MCI driver" be installed to run the program. I have been unable to find this driver online or by using driver updating software.


The solution for this problem is to use the Compatibility mode. Right click on the program (or the installer when you install it) and select Properties. Choose the compatibility tab. Check "Run this program in the Compatibility Mode". I suggest that you try Windows XP SP2 first as the compatible OS. (There are some indications that Vista and XP SP3 had the same issues with the MCI driver with some of these programs.) Then click Apply and OK. If you do this when installing the program, right click on the installer a second time and choose Run as Administrator.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I keep getting this message when I attempt to play the game, "insufficient privileges: you must be an administrator when you run this application for the first time." How do I fix it?


If you are the computer administrator, try right-clicking on the game, then "Run as Administrator". If this works, then you can save yourself the hassle of doing this every time by doing this:

1) Right Click on Spellforce 2 and goto Properties. 2) click on Compatibility. 3) Click on Run this program as an Administrator.
If this doesn't work, you need to change your computer settings so that every program can be started with administrator privledges:

http://www.vistaclues.com/always-run-an-application-as-an-administrator/

If you're trying to do this from a public place like a Library, this won't work.

Dec 26, 2010 | JoWood Productions SpellForce 2: Shadow...

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New computer with 64-bit...can't install my current version of Compton's Interactive Bible. Is there a fix available


Install it in compatibility mode as an administrator.
1. Right click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation program.

2. Click on Properties.

3. Click on the Compatibility tab.

4. To Run a Program in Compatibility Mode -
NOTE: Runs the program using settings from a previous version of Windows. Try this setting if you know the program is designed for (or worked in) a specific previous version of Windows.A) Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box. (see screenshot below)

B) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select which version of Windows the program was made for. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Always pick the latest Windows version the program was written for to have a better chance of it running properly in Windows 7.Check run as administrator.

Aug 31, 2010 | The Learning Company Compton's Interactive...

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"C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.1.0.33\uiStub.exe" will not open or run. Was working approx 5 days ago


It looks like Norton may have some security issues with Vista, where it tries to run files with insufficient security.

Try finding that file in your Windows Explorer window, right-click on it, run as Administrator.

If that works, and you trust Norton's products, right-click on the file again, Properties, Compatibility, Run as Administrator. That may cure the problem.

If I were you, I'd also find the Live Update executable/program, right click on that, run as administrator.

Dec 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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