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MAJOR headache!

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win 8

    MAJOR headache!


    Hi, I have a problem installing an app. Despite creating a local administrator account (logged into that and tried running the installer as the local admin Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8 ), troubleshooting AND running the installer as admin I still get an error message reading, "This installer requires administrator privileges. Please become administrator before executing the installer."
    0.o
    I would seriously appreciate a solution to this problem, it's doing my head in!

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try taking Ownership of the App.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Win 8


    Thank you, sadly it applies to some apps and not others - including the app in question.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    and the app in question is ??
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Win 8


    The app is called zbrush.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i would try installing it in safe mode
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Win 8


    It worked! Thank you so much! <3
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by nadi View Post
    It worked! Thank you so much! <3
    that's great ,happy computing
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