Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


  1. #1

    Posts : 161
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64


    Anyone been able to get BOINC to install on Windows 8?

    Everything works up until it needs to add my user account to the BOINC admins group and throws this error at me:

    Failed to add user to the 'boinc_admins' group

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Same problem here. A solution would be great.

    LE: I have found a workaround. An older version of BOINC seems to work just fine, tested for Rosetta@Home. You have to find the URL of the project to add it (i.e. for Rosetta@Home:

    You can download the application here:
    Last edited by shnako; 23 Sep 2011 at 17:28. Reason: Workaround found
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