Games won't run for me

I installed the Witcher and when I run it the program tries to install a driver and then tells me I have 'insufficient privileges' and fails.

Nothing on my steam list will load up and run.

Not sure what to do.
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  1. Run the Steam client with administrative rights. Despite you loading the program up under a user account that is technically an "administrator", you still have to specify that you want to run the program with full administrative rights, unless you disable UAC.
  2. The_Prophecy said:
    Run the Steam client with administrative rights. Despite you loading the program up under a user account that is technically an "administrator", you still have to specify that you want to run the program with full administrative rights, unless you disable UAC.


    two things:

    1) I was having the administrator issue with the Witcher, which wasn't installed on Steam, but off a DVD ROM

    2) How do you run the Steam client with administrative rights?
  3. Right click on the executable and select 'Run as administrator'.

  4. Thanks.

    Well running as admin did not fix the steam problem.
  5. If you installed the game from a DVD and not through Steam, you will need to run game as admin, not Steam.
    Steam will have nothing to do with your game in this case.
  6. Steam and Win7 just generally don't get along that well. Hopefully steam and it's (almost weekly) updates will pinpoint the errors and fix this. I have had issues launching and playing steam games every since my install of Win7ult64. Usually the game will play for a short bit and crash given the "hl2.exe has caused an error" or "___.exe has stopped working" etc etc. Originally, I couldn't launch Counter Strike Source in 1920x1080--I had to manually lower my resolution on my desktop, and unplug my second monitor. Then, and only then, would it launch. VERY frustrating to troubleshoot these errors.
  7. dirtdiver said:
    Steam and Win7 just generally don't get along that well. Hopefully steam and it's (almost weekly) updates will pinpoint the errors and fix this. I have had issues launching and playing steam games every since my install of Win7ult64. Usually the game will play for a short bit and crash given the "hl2.exe has caused an error" or "___.exe has stopped working" etc etc. Originally, I couldn't launch Counter Strike Source in 1920x1080--I had to manually lower my resolution on my desktop, and unplug my second monitor. Then, and only then, would it launch. VERY frustrating to troubleshoot these errors.


    Strange.... running 7 Ultimate x64 here and I haven't had a single problem with Steam on my main desktop, or my laptop.
  8. @ Prophecy;

    Do you play CS:S or DiRT 2? If so, which resolution, and on how many monitors? I think it is a resolution/dual monitor issue on my end. My original issues of not being able to load games seems to have decreased with the recent steam updates.
  9. I don't play Dirt 2, but CS:S works fine on my system at 1920 x 1080 with 2 monitors connected.
  10. Interesting. I wonder what could be the issue with my system..I know I am not the only one that has had these issues, which makes it even more strange.
  11. tagesprotection.com it worked for me i read to download it from another site it worked i can play the witcher now but when im playing the game it likes to crash every so often windows 7 FTW really annoying
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