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Windows 7: Cannot install games into Program Files (x86)


19 Aug 2012   #1

64 bit
 
 
Cannot install games into Program Files (x86)

I am attempting to install the Pokemon trading card game onto my computer. The installer does lead me to another place to download it, but they say for it to work it must be downloaded into program files (x86). So I attempted to download it there, but it says that I do not have permission to do so. I am the only administrator, so I do not know why this could be happening. Please help! Thank you.

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19 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess that it's due to UAC. You need to be elevated to write to program files, and your browser is likely to be running as a standard user. Even though you are admin, with UAC, Windows automatically demotes you to standard user unless you accept the elevation popup. Do the following, download the game anywhere else (desktop, temp folder, it doesn't matters) and then move from there to program files (an UAC elevation prompt will appear).

By the way, why the game absolutely needs to be in program files specifically? It should run anywhere else too if you properly install with another path.
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19 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
I guess that it's due to UAC. You need to be elevated to write to program files, and your browser is likely to be running as a standard user. Even though you are admin, with UAC, Windows automatically demotes you to standard user unless you accept the elevation popup. Do the following, download the game anywhere else (desktop, temp folder, it doesn't matters) and then move from there to program files (an UAC elevation prompt will appear).

By the way, why the game absolutely needs to be in program files specifically? It should run anywhere else too if you properly install with another path.

it shouldn't have to be installed in a x86 folder if you have UAC on you can turn it off with your user account settings
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19 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Who says it has to be in Program Files (x86)? What happens if you let it install where it wants to go? DOes it work or not?
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