In Windows 8, how would i run a cd program as 'An administrator'?

Hi, i recently purchased a game for my windows 8 laptop. i install it and everything seems just fine. But when i go to run it after install i get the following error message (from windows), 
'You must be an administrator in order to install.
Please log on as an administrator'
I am the only user on my laptop and yes i am the administrator.
Why am i getting this error message?
Any help would be very much appreciated!



If you open the CD instead of Running it, you should sees a file like SETUP or INSTALL.


Right click on it ...then Properties...then Compatibility Tab at the top.

Near the bottom, you will see a checkbox for Run As Administrator.....

The actual problem may be Win 8 compatibility, so while you're there, you might as well check the Compatibility Mode checkbox and select Win 7 or earlier from the drop down menu.


If you still have a problem, do this to the .exe file in ProgramFiles or ProgramFiles (x86)...

Since it is already installed, you might try this first...


To just run a program as Administrator, the option will come up when you right click on the file.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 599 Applies to: