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Google Chrome Always Asks for Administrator Privileges... bodom658 1/30/09 7:14 AM
So on Windows 7 x32, Google Chrome always asks to be run with admin privileges.  This is very annoying because it requires an extra click every time I want to browse the web! Anyone know any work arounds other then shutting off UAC?
Re: Google Chrome Always Asks for Administrator Privileges... chocobanana 2/4/09 6:24 AM
Not sure about Win7 but in Vista you can get Properties on the app shortcut and in the Compatibility tab tick the "Run as Administrator" option.

However this is not desirable and defeats the purpose of running a browser with limited priviledges for extra security, so this is more like some current incompatibility between Chrome and Win7 that needs to be addressed by both or one of the developer parties.

:)
Re: Google Chrome Always Asks for Administrator Privileges... bodom658 2/4/09 7:34 AM
I fixed it, turns out there was a second "run as administrator" button I didnt see on the security tab (i think)

thanks for the reply though
Re: Google Chrome Always Asks for Administrator Privileges... rgx 2/17/09 11:43 AM
I really struggled with this.  One Vista computer was fine and Chrome started perfectly every time... the other ALWAYS required me to "run as administrator". It appears I've fixed it.  You may want to try:

1) right click on the desktop shortcut, then "open file location"
2) run the "chrome" application in the file directory and install as usual (I don't know why but it is necessary even though Chrome is already installed)
3) right click the chrome application in the file directory and UNCHECK any reference to "run as administrator"
4) completely REMOVE (delete) all Chrome shortcuts (startmenu, desktop, quickstart) - if you don't do this it won't work
5) go back to the chrome application in the file directory and create shortcuts from the application file.

I don't know why but this completely fixed my problem.  I now get Chrome working on a double click... no administrator password required at all.  btw, after all this I found one shortcut that I hadn't deleted with the others... it required my admin pwd.  I deleted the shortcut and replaced it with another (step 5 above).  It worked fine.

I'm using vista home premium, with UAC on.

Perhaps I've been lucky.  I wish you all luck.

RGX
Re: Google Chrome Always Asks for Administrator Privileges... analyst 4/27/09 3:44 PM
dude rgx, youre a genius!!...i searched for 6months for an answer to that!!..kudos my dude
Re: Google Chrome Always Asks for Administrator Privileges... netmeg 5/4/09 7:14 AM
Unfortunately that didn't work for me.  Any other ideas, before I just delete Chrome for good?