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sobsey
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Registered: ‎13-05-2012
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"Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" - What?

I just bought Spotify and tried to run the Installer on Windows 7 but it won't install -- I get the message in the Subject header.

 

What do I need to do?

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hpguru
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Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

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Try to Install Spotify with Administrator privileges. Just click installer and click Run as Administrator. If this does not help, create another account to your Windows and try again. You can also try account without admin rights.

 

Oh, and welcome to the community!

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sobsey
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Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

Hey, thanks for the welcome.

 

The installer doesn't have an option for Admin login, so I'm stumped. In order to create another user name, do I need another facebook acct., too?

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hpguru
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Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

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You can just right-lick in your mouse in Spotify Installer and then select Install as Administrator.

 

If you want to try then another Windows account, just create it in Windows - you do not need any other Facebook account for this.

 

Also if you downloaded installer outside Spotify.com, just download clean installer and see what happens.

 

You always should download Spotify from Spotify.com. www.spotify.com/download

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hpguru
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Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

Also you can install older Spotify and try then what's going on with this old one.

 

http://www.download.fi/general/download_splash.cfm/spotify?software_id=2721&version_id=40425 (Tested, official old package).

 

Spotify should update itself when you finish older version installation.

 

Let me know how this works for you! =)

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Raver13371
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Registered: ‎01-08-2012

Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

Thanks a lot :D By installing the old packages i managed to get it on my admin account :D 

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JayFab
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Registered: ‎14-08-2012

Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

This has been the last straw. What is wrong with installing as administrator? Let me do my system administration. Obviously they don't want people using their software. I am done with Spotify.

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mk31762
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Registered: ‎03-03-2013

Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

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I agree, this is really ridiculous. I don't want to create another account, nor do I want to install some old executable of questionable origin on my computer. Why in God's name can't I install a program as an adminstrator? Who better to install a program?  

 

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tyfferegle
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Registered: ‎09-03-2013

Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

Hello there. All you need to do is right click the installer which you will probably find in the downloads folder, and chose to run it in compatability mode (XP SP3). This will allow you to download and install spotify and it will work normally afterwards.

:)

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Viggo
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Registered: ‎12-04-2013

Re: "Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" -

Worked fine :)

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