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Chinese Chick
Posted - 2011.09.01 15:34:00 - [1]
 

Why is this?
I'd like to know what the patch needs to do that requires full access to my Windows!

Usurpine
Amarr
GDC Holding
Posted - 2011.09.01 17:24:00 - [2]
 

this really sucks, i had to activate windows 7 administrator to patch. why this is necessary ?

Leilani Solaris
0utbreak
Outbreak.
Posted - 2011.09.01 19:05:00 - [3]
 

I'm also getting this, I only have 1 user on this computer and it has admin rights but it still won't let me apply the patch..

Zaepho
Gallente
Phoenix Propulsion Labs
Omega Vector
Posted - 2011.09.01 19:18:00 - [4]
 

Windows 7 requires elevation to modify anything under the Program Files directory as well as various other sensitive locations. Software installation and update is considered to be an Administrative function not a user level function.

tl;dr By Design from Microsoft

SanZo Fengi
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2011.09.01 19:25:00 - [5]
 

Even Vista requires admin rights...
And the funny thing is, ive got em and it wont let me patch :s

Any advice?

Mr Digs
Dark-Rising
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2011.09.01 20:27:00 - [6]
 

Check your boot.ini Smile

CrossedSwords
Caldari
Posted - 2011.09.01 21:44:00 - [7]
 

run as administrator, it fixes the problem :)

joan arcangel
Gallente
Posted - 2011.09.01 22:44:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: CrossedSwords
run as administrator, it fixes the problem :)


yea rigth if you know how to enable win7 admin account

Ellios Rile
Posted - 2011.09.02 03:05:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: SanZo Fengi
Even Vista requires admin rights...
And the funny thing is, ive got em and it wont let me patch :s

Any advice?


I ran into the same issue using Vista. I've also noted that every other program that requires admin right (changing user account settings, etc) simply have a pop-up saying "Windows need your permission to continue". The Eve patch client causes the following pop-up box "You may not have the permissions to use all the features of the program you are about to run. You may run this program as a different user or continue to run the program as the current user." I can then choose my current log in (which has admin rights) or change to the other admin account. Staying with the current account gives a "This installer requires admin access, try again" error. Changing accounts gives a "Unable to elevate, error 6" error. I fixed this by right clicking the Eve icon on my desktop, and selecting "Run as administrator". Good luck.

Zaepho
Gallente
Phoenix Propulsion Labs
Omega Vector
Posted - 2011.09.02 14:34:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Ellios Rile
Changing accounts gives a "Unable to elevate, error 6" error. I fixed this by right clicking the Eve icon on my desktop, and selecting "Run as administrator". Good luck.


Sounds like an issue with the manifest. Those are kind of a pain the get setup properly. That being said, It's worked just fine on my machine (Win7 x64). I wonder what the difference is

Chinese Chick
Posted - 2011.09.02 20:24:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Chinese Chick on 03/09/2011 08:28:20

Could be a number of things, so far I haven't figured out why? The how is clear to me...

You could have renamed your Admin account to become your general use account
You could have turned off UAC

It just would have been nice to have some notice about it in patch notes, especially since ccp doesn't bother to comment on these kinds of questions.

Meybe petition would work? (going to try this...)

Warpshade
Posted - 2011.09.03 12:48:00 - [12]
 

Im guessing this might be the best place to ask, rather than starting a new thread but im just curious atm. I wondered if maybe a techy person could maybe answer my question.

I have Win7 64bit, UAC turned off, I run as on admin account although my game isnt set to run as Admin. The game is installed on my second drive and I've never had a problem patching in the past.

This last patch worked fine, except at the end I was required to reboot my machine due to "Locked Files". Now I dont really care that i had to reboot hardly a epic problem. However it just confuses me as to why, when it seems apparent from another thread in eve forums loads of people didnt have to and were fine. Now you might say well its because they had Eve in admin mode, but I had friend with Win7 64bit in the same boat as me, and they didnt have to reboot, so what gives?

/confused.com!

Aessaya
Fairlight Corp
Rooks and Kings
Posted - 2011.09.03 23:46:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Aessaya on 03/09/2011 23:47:01
Originally by: Warpshade
Im guessing this might be the best place to ask, rather than starting a new thread but im just curious atm. I wondered if maybe a techy person could maybe answer my question.

I have Win7 64bit, UAC turned off, I run as on admin account although my game isnt set to run as Admin. The game is installed on my second drive and I've never had a problem patching in the past.

This last patch worked fine, except at the end I was required to reboot my machine due to "Locked Files". Now I dont really care that i had to reboot hardly a epic problem. However it just confuses me as to why, when it seems apparent from another thread in eve forums loads of people didnt have to and were fine. Now you might say well its because they had Eve in admin mode, but I had friend with Win7 64bit in the same boat as me, and they didnt have to reboot, so what gives?

/confused.com!


Like it said in the message, due to locked files. That means that some files were locked out by system, and those are purely system-dependent (i.e. it differs even between different installations of same os on same configuration computers) - because of the inherent indeterminacy that user brings to the system, as well as nearly infinite amount of external factors affecting any working system.

So, basically, live with it. Especially if it's a one-time issue.
Also having UAC turned off in Windows 7 makes ALL of your programs run under highest available privileges (this means if your user has admin privileges, all programs will be run as admin). But then again, having UAC off kinda defeats the whole purpose of it in the first place? I, for one, love the feature, and even have it on the maximum. And no, i'm not a masochist. I just like to be in control of my computer. It gives me the distinct feel of a *nix system where you absolutely have to use root privileges to make system-wide changes.

ninja edit: typos!!


 

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