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TS101
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TS101  

hi, all

does anyone have a clue why i cant run metatrader as administrator.

if i do. it doesnt want to connect to the server. no problem with my firewall...etc.


so any ideas.

gr,


Tom

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
learndd:

hi, all

does anyone have a clue why i cant run metatrader as administrator.

if i do. it doesnt want to connect to the server. no problem with my firewall...etc.

Uninstall and reinstall outside of Program Files . . . for example C:\MT4Installs\Broker_name\
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
learndd:

hi, all

does anyone have a clue why i cant run metatrader as administrator.

if i do. it doesnt want to connect to the server. no problem with my firewall...etc.


so any ideas.

gr,


Tom

Why do you need to run it as administrator ?

Ian Venner
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Ian Venner  
RaptorUK:
Uninstall and reinstall outside of Program Files . . . for example C:\MT4Installs\Broker_name\

Why do you all keep saying that ? Just like most all other Windows applications MT4 works perfectly when installed in Program Files and, it works perfectly with UAC. I think it's bad advice to suggest otherwise. UAC actually helps protect the mt4 installation from modification by malicious code, it also prevents such things as live updates from executing without the users authorization.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
SDC:
Why do you all keep saying that ? Just like most all other Windows applications MT4 works perfectly when installed in Program Files and, it works perfectly with UAC. I think it's bad advice to suggest otherwise. UAC actually helps protect the mt4 installation from modification by malicious code, it also prevents such things as live updates from executing without the users authorization.

OK, what is your suggestion ?

learndd:

hi, all

does anyone have a clue why i cant run metatrader as administrator.

if i do. it doesnt want to connect to the server. no problem with my firewall...etc.


I thought maybe it was an issue with the Users profile (and some MT4 files) not being accessible from the Admin account . . . installing outside of Program Files would address this issue. I didn't mention UAC . . .
Ian Venner
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Ian Venner  

It could be the user permissions in windows are messed up, I would suggest make a new administrator account and try to run it from that one as it would have all the default settings or install a new installation of mt4 in program files, rename the installation folder in the installer so it doesnt overwrite the original one and see if that works or not.

TS101
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TS101  

hi,all

we tried saving ..and such.

something else is at work but we dont what.


i think i will dump all and re-install from windows up. i did have many problems with updates like adobe and some stuff from microsoft the last years.


gr,

tom

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