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Windows 7: When loading games - they refuse to load saying I need admin priv

20 Apr 2012   #1

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When loading games - they refuse to load saying I need admin priv

I'm sure this subject has been done to death, but I have a fairly new laptop running windows 7 home edition and when I try to load a game from a disc - admittedly fairly old games, but they both worked on vista, it loads up but when I try to play a dialogue box comes up and says error you need administrator privileges to install.

I am the only user on the laptop, and I have checked the profile I am logged in as an administrator.

The games are codemaster TOCA2 and TOCA3 - yes very old now, but I like them.

Any assistance to get round this would be appreciated.

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20 Apr 2012   #2


Try right clicking on the exe file and selecting "Run as Administrator"
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20 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium 32bit

TGSolider - many thanks, did that and it got me past the first dialogue box - now I get 'the game installed correctly reboot to finish' I have re booted several times but nothing. Any more simple solutions?
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20 Apr 2012   #4

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I did find this post that may solve your problem for toca 3 at least.
It's probably safe to assume the problem with 2 is the same.
It looks the installer doesn't have a modern rights system and therefor has trouble putting files in the system directory.
Unable to start on on Windows 7 - Toca Race Driver 3 - Forum - -
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