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Thread #150718 Message #3516442
Posted By: JohnInKansas
18-May-13 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: windows 8 microsoft admit failure
Subject: RE: windows 8 microsoft admit failure
I might clarify that the reason Win7 forces me to run Photoshop Elements 2 as Administrator is only because it tells me the "security certificate" has expired and the stronger "protections" in Win7 prevent it from loading unless I override them to get it up.
No explanation why Microsoft Streets and Trips requires being "run as Administrator" unless it's just so bad that even Microsoft really believes no one should be allowed to run it. I didn't get any "signature" or "certificate" warnings when I tried to install it. It just wouldn't install. It's possibly less annoying that it's a piece of CRAP than the fact that Microsoft said, on the package and on their "compatibility website" that it wouldn't have any problems. It was installed for me by a Microserf support person, who set it to "run as Admin" (on his third try to get it installed) without telling me he was doing it.