I have installed 'The Sims' on my daughters 'Limited Account' (had to temporarily change it to 'Administrator account' to install). Unfortunately it just wont play while set as 'limited Account'. Changed to 'administrator' there is no problem, but as you can probably understand I don't want my daughter to have an 'administrator account'
Yes I installed it on my Administration Account and it works fine, but not on my daughters Limited Account unless I change it to Admin and then it's ok, but I don't really want her to have an Admin Account.
The message doesn't give me any idea as to the problem just asks if I want to send Microsoft a report. If I click 'details' a load of gobbledegook appears.
I've searched the Sim's website but can't find anything that might help.
Have a read of the MS page i linked you above , its titled "Certain Programs Do Not Work Correctly If You Log On Using a Limited User Account"
A qoute from the page "WORKAROUND To work around this behavior, you can grant Administrative access to individual programs by using the following steps: Right-click the program’s file name or shortcut. Click Advanced, click Run with different credentials, and then click OK. Start the program. When you receive a prompt, enter an administrative user ID and password."
I tried your link and did as it suggested. It is a partial solution, but it means I have to be there everytime she wants to play so I can type in my password unless I give it to her...which I would rather not...but it seems to be my only option.
I have had similar problems, my solution was to just use the admin account, but that is not what you want.
I think it has something to do with not being able to make changes to the hard drive using a limited account. Try what cycose advised. If not, sharing the games folder and ticking the 'allow changes' box might work.
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