must use "run as administrator"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by William Powell, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. At 85 years, I am afraid to tinker with registry, security or interne
    settings. I leave these things for the experts. I have a game , ZUMA.EX
    that I play almost daily. Recently, a screen comes up telling me that
    must run as administrator. I bought the game over a year ago and ther
    was no expiration clause or anything else to cause it to quit workin
    normally. Is there any simple fix other than running restore
     
    William Powell, Jul 22, 2008
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    Hi William

    You can use compatibility mode with the program. Step 8 in thi
    tutorial will show you how to have the program "Run as administrator
    each time you run it

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/75909-compatibility-mode.htm

    Hope this helps
    Shaw
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    Brink, Jul 22, 2008
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    motarola2, Jul 22, 2008
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  4. Thanks to all for the quick responses and fixes. The program still
    required me to click "run as administrator" which is not a big problem,
    but annoying since I didi'n have to go thru this step before. I did get
    brave enough to "disable UAC" and this solved my problem.
    Next question, am I in any deep dookie running with UAC disabled? Is
    this just for this one program, and where did all those "wrapper"
    listings come from? I am using Bitdefender for anti-virus and am led to
    believe that it is enough. Thanks again.
     
    William Powell, Jul 23, 2008
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  5. William Powell

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    William,

    Disabling UAC, disables it completely for the whole compute for all
    programs and users. You would need to be more careful with what you
    install and what kind of security you have to help prevent anything from
    getting installed and run with administrator rights without you knowing
    about it.

    I do not know what you mean by wrapper listind. Can you post a
    screenshot as an example?

    That is a good antivirus program, but you should also run a good
    anti-spyware program, like the free *Spybot Search & Destroy*, along
    with Windows Defender.

    'The home of Spybot-S&D!'
    (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html)


    You should also have Windows Firewall on. A great free one to use
    instead is COMODO Firewall Pro.

    'Free Firewall Protection Software Best Firewall Computer Security Free
    Personal Firewall'
    (http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html)

    Shawn


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    Brink, Jul 23, 2008
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  6. Already have Spybot, will install others immediately. Thanks. The
    files are: Wrapper.cab, wrapper.ini, and wrapper.log.wrapper.ini look
    like this:[WRAPPER
    GameName="Zum
    DeLux

    BuyUrlExtra=http://<SPONINFO>,<TIMEPLAYED>,<PLAYS>,<WHEN>,
    <FIRSTPLAY
    RacNotInstalledErrorURL=RacNotInstalled.ht
    GameID=3029650-1E56-11B2-A27A-00DOB714200
    Then it list PreGame width and height as 750,520 and post game setting
    same
    Sorry I don't know how to attach these files
     
    William Powell, Jul 23, 2008
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  7. William Powell

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    Not sure, but it looks like it may be part of the Zuma program

    Shaw

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    Brin

    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
    them.*
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
     
    Brink, Jul 23, 2008
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  8. Well, I've turned the User Account control and the prublem remains. It
    is some kind of Microsoft big brother doungs when I have to click
    "alklow" just to run Clead Disk.
     
    William Powell, Jul 29, 2008
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