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Windows 7: Log-in with Admin privileges for COD?

20 Aug 2016   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Log-in with Admin privileges for COD?

So its a lazy afternoon and I decide to install COD (the first one). No issues during the install. However when I start the game I get this message:

Log-in with Admin privileges for COD?-capture.png

Weird. I am the admin for this PC. Uninstall and reinstall with 'run as administrator'. Start the game but get the same error message...

What's up. Worked fine last time I tried it (admittedly some years back) on this very same PC...




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20 Aug 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you right click and choose run as admin on the game it should run
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20 Aug 2016   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Starting with Vista logging with an admin level account does not by default give you full admin rights. You only have the rights of a standard account and must request full rights when needed. "Run as administrator" is one way of doing that. This is a security measure, one which is often quite effective. It is possible to give yourself full time admin rights but this is not recommended and I will not go into the method.
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20 Aug 2016   #4
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
If you right click and choose run as admin on the game it should run
No it doesn't
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20 Aug 2016   #5
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Starting with Vista logging with an admin level account does not by default give you full admin rights. You only have the rights of a standard account and must request full rights when needed. "Run as administrator" is one way of doing that. This is a security measure, one which is often quite effective. It is possible to give yourself full time admin rights but this is not recommended and I will not go into the method.
As I said, I had already checked 'run as administrator'. No dice.

I'm open to other methods. And I wouldn't mind hearing why something that worked before doesn't work now...
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22 Aug 2016   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

It might be the copy protection. Microsoft issued an update last September that broke some kinds of copy protection. There is a workaround. See the following thread and follow the directions in post #4:

FIFA 14 doesn't work after Windows reinstall

I suggest making two batch files and placing them on your desktop. One to start the fix, and one to end it. You will have to execute the batch files as Administrator, or else type the commands into an elevated command prompt. This technique should work for most older games affected by the patch.
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01 Sep 2016   #7
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks. I'll try this.
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02 Sep 2016   #8
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I found this when doing some small time research :/

https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/septe...ks-many-games/
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02 Sep 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Might be because of this update ?
Old games may not run anymore as of 9/8/15
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02 Sep 2016   #10
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Are you using original CD (or DVD) to install the game.
For some games that come with the CD, it required to have the CD in the optical drive to start.

Also there should have a Serial Number on the Disc itself.
Most Games come package in DVD with serial number.
If you install without DVD, this is the problem.
As for administrator mode, it will let you install, but do not allow to start.
I would say that this "Administrator.." may a bit misleading, as it will not mentioned as 'need to activate'
Try to Install with the Administrator right, which may also failed.

I do have a game that allow me to install, but required the disc come with it, to start playing.
I even use to clone the original CD, but still failed to start.
Later i found out that certain portion of the CD is purposely marked a damage &or scratch, as clone will failed.
In my country Library, it do have the CD with the License / Serial Number stated clearly on the box.
Somehow, some games are removed, but others still available to install.
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