Windows – Error “could not get debug privilege, are you admin” on Windows 8.1

windows 8.1

I'm having problems installing Auto CAD and 3D Max on Windows 8.1. It's giving me an error saying that it "could not get the debug privilege" and asking "are you admin?".

What should I do?

Best Answer

When you run a program Windows inherits the privileges from the parent process. The shell runs with lower privileges, so all programs also run with lower privileges (filtered token) because of the UAC.

To Run a program as admin, you have to make a right click and select "Run as administrator".

Related Question