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Gain Admin Rights for MSI File?

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    Gain Admin Rights for MSI File?


    I want to install a game on my computer. User Account control prevents me from installing it, because I don't have admin rights. I can't install it on my other computer because I can't get the .NET Framework 3.5 on that computer. Anyway, I need a way to run that MSI installer application with elevated rights. I can't do anything that involves typing in the admin password.
    Is there a way I can run it without it asking me for admin rights when it starts to copy the files to the disk?
    I changed the filepath to a folder on my desktop, that still didn't work.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Can you right click it & choose Run as administrator ?

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    No, it just says Install (among some other options) but Run as Administrator is not there.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by BandannaBoy View Post
    No, it just says Install (among some other options) but Run as Administrator is not there.
    Then you have a Limited User Account and need to have the Administrator install (if he wants it)
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    Looking for a way around that.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BandannaBoy View Post
    No, it just says Install (among some other options) but Run as Administrator is not there.
    Then you have a Limited User Account and need to have the Administrator install (if he wants it)
    Quote Originally Posted by BandannaBoy View Post
    Looking for a way around that.
    Um, who's computer are you trying to hack?
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You can run add a context menu entry to run msi as admin. I had to do this to install parts of a driver package (I wanted the keyboard and wifi from Apples bootcamp drivers for windows 8 but not the display drivers).

    See here Run as administrator - Add to MSI File Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums or here How to Force an MSI Package to Install Using Administrator Mode

    Your profile must have to have admin rights to do it though.
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    Is there a way I can somehow unpack it?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by BandannaBoy View Post
    Is there a way I can somehow unpack it?
    This---

    7-Zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by BandannaBoy View Post
    Is there a way I can somehow unpack it?
    7-zip.
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