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On Running as Admin in Windows

October 24, 2011 17:32:50.000

There's no doubt that Windows 7 is an improvement over Windows XP; there is some doubt (at least in my mind) as to how far MS has gone in the "don't run as Admin" direction.

Why do I say that? Well, I use a Windows VM for playing games on my Mac when I travel. I went back to Mass Effect (I played that and ME 2 on the Xbox; I wanted a playthrough on Steam before ME 3 comes out). Anyway - it kept crashing on load screens in my XP VM. So I tried it in Windows 7. One long download later... it crashed on startup.

Which is where I went to the all powerful Google and discovered that the answer was... run Steam as Admin. The more things change....

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posted by James Robertson


Re: On Running as Admin in Windows

[ThomasGC] October 25, 2011 7:54:36.869

A useful off-topic post. I'm not a huge gamer, but my son certainly is and uses Steam for some games with a non-Admin login.

Then again, as a recent new subscriber to this blog, I guess this could be classified as "small talk".


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