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Error while trying to run a game

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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:36:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hello, first off I just want to say to Jimmy S. that you seem to be very
helpful and apparently know alot about computer related problems. ;)  Ok, now
to the problem. I am trying to run a game, Swat 4 in particular, and when I
have the disc inserted the autorun comes up. I click on play, and everything
seems to be going fine until........suspenseful moment.............I get a
error that says (something like) "Swat 4 needs to write things to the
swat4.exe, please log in under an acount that has these privelages". My
acount I am trying to run the game from was recently screwed up with, and the
privelages were changed. But I have now returned the acount back to a
computer administrator and was hoping that would be all she wrote and the
game would work fine. But it dosent, so thats why I am asking all who can
help.

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 2:55:32 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Alienscience,

Thanks for the compliment. :-) Sounds like your Account won't be
able to serve your needs as Administrator any longer, in which case
all you need to do is uninstall the game, create a new administrators
account and then install the game using that account. Once you're
satisfied with the new Account, you can copy over items from the
Document and Settings folder of the old account (My Doc's., etc.)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
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My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"alienscience" <alienscience@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:101690D2-7785-4CA3-BC4B-27C39B9C1AA4@microsoft.com...
| Hello, first off I just want to say to Jimmy S. that you seem to be very
| helpful and apparently know alot about computer related problems. ;)  Ok, now
| to the problem. I am trying to run a game, Swat 4 in particular, and when I
| have the disc inserted the autorun comes up. I click on play, and everything
| seems to be going fine until........suspenseful moment.............I get a
| error that says (something like) "Swat 4 needs to write things to the
| swat4.exe, please log in under an acount that has these privelages". My
| acount I am trying to run the game from was recently screwed up with, and the
| privelages were changed. But I have now returned the acount back to a
| computer administrator and was hoping that would be all she wrote and the
| game would work fine. But it dosent, so thats why I am asking all who can
| help.
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 2:01:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Thanks, that fixed it right up.

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Alienscience,
>
> Thanks for the compliment. :-) Sounds like your Account won't be
> able to serve your needs as Administrator any longer, in which case
> all you need to do is uninstall the game, create a new administrators
> account and then install the game using that account. Once you're
> satisfied with the new Account, you can copy over items from the
> Document and Settings folder of the old account (My Doc's., etc.)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "alienscience" <alienscience@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:101690D2-7785-4CA3-BC4B-27C39B9C1AA4@microsoft.com...
> | Hello, first off I just want to say to Jimmy S. that you seem to be very
> | helpful and apparently know alot about computer related problems. ;)  Ok, now
> | to the problem. I am trying to run a game, Swat 4 in particular, and when I
> | have the disc inserted the autorun comes up. I click on play, and everything
> | seems to be going fine until........suspenseful moment.............I get a
> | error that says (something like) "Swat 4 needs to write things to the
> | swat4.exe, please log in under an acount that has these privelages". My
> | acount I am trying to run the game from was recently screwed up with, and the
> | privelages were changed. But I have now returned the acount back to a
> | computer administrator and was hoping that would be all she wrote and the
> | game would work fine. But it dosent, so thats why I am asking all who can
> | help.
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 11:23:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Sweet! Glad I was able to live up to your estimate of my skillz! ;-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

"alienscience" <alienscience@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83C24573-4FA2-4B92-AD0E-9BBC72044091@microsoft.com...
| Thanks, that fixed it right up.
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Alienscience,
| >
| > Thanks for the compliment. :-) Sounds like your Account won't be
| > able to serve your needs as Administrator any longer, in which case
| > all you need to do is uninstall the game, create a new administrators
| > account and then install the game using that account. Once you're
| > satisfied with the new Account, you can copy over items from the
| > Document and Settings folder of the old account (My Doc's., etc.)
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "alienscience" <alienscience@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:101690D2-7785-4CA3-BC4B-27C39B9C1AA4@microsoft.com...
| > | Hello, first off I just want to say to Jimmy S. that you seem to be very
| > | helpful and apparently know alot about computer related problems. ;)  Ok, now
| > | to the problem. I am trying to run a game, Swat 4 in particular, and when I
| > | have the disc inserted the autorun comes up. I click on play, and everything
| > | seems to be going fine until........suspenseful moment.............I get a
| > | error that says (something like) "Swat 4 needs to write things to the
| > | swat4.exe, please log in under an acount that has these privelages". My
| > | acount I am trying to run the game from was recently screwed up with, and the
| > | privelages were changed. But I have now returned the acount back to a
| > | computer administrator and was hoping that would be all she wrote and the
| > | game would work fine. But it dosent, so thats why I am asking all who can
| > | help.
| >
| >
| >