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Goals and Symptoms
Impossible to run msi files with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Causes and Fixes
Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8: Add Run as Administrator to the Context Menu for MSI files.
Note: You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.
Add Run as Administrator to the Context Menu for MSI files.
- Save the .reg file attached below (W7W8msi_runas.reg) to the PC
- On the PC, double click/tap on the .reg file to merge it
- When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.
To remove Run as Admin, run the same steps as above with the .reg file (remove msi run as admin.reg) attached:
Note: This is the default setting
After this, the downloaded .reg files can be deleted as desired
(Removed File URL: 209611_3696/W7W8msi_runas.reg)(Removed Image URL: /PubResEXPORT.nsf/2b87ee90be777fc085257c28006ee4ef/2d02061bd4b6345dc1257ab2004216c6/fl_block_5/0.160?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif)W7W8msi_runas.reg (Removed File URL: 209611_3696/remove_msi_run_as_admin.reg)(Removed Image URL: /PubResEXPORT.nsf/2b87ee90be777fc085257c28006ee4ef/2d02061bd4b6345dc1257ab2004216c6/fl_block_5/0.69E?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif)remove msi run as admin.reg