"Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" - What?

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"Please install Spotify using a normal account instead of an admininstrator account" - What?

Music Lover
‎2012-05-13 04:42 PM

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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Music Lover
‎2013-08-23 12:24 AM

Hi Right click on the program icon before double clicking it. then choose run as admin. If that don't work right click on the icon again and click trouble shoot capatability then it will ask you if it fix the problem. Before you choose one do the install for the last time then if it works which it did for me then choose save these settings and enjoy..Hope this helped..

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Music Lover
‎2014-04-03 03:41 PM

This is what worked for me:

 

1. Find the folder where you downloaded the installer (setup file) to. If you're using firefox, click on the little arrow in the upper right corner, then right-click "Spotify-Setup.exe" and select "Open Containing Folder."

 

2. Right-click SpotifySetup, select "Share with..." and then select "Homegroup." If you set up your network as a work computer this might be called something different, not sure. Basically it needs to be shared.

 

3. Double-click and run it like normal.

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

Music Lover
‎2015-12-15 02:01 AM

just right click on the installer, and click properties. Then click "compatibility" and check the box that says "run in compatibility mode" and make sure the dropdown is selecting windows 7. Click OK, then run. Voila.

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Community Legend
‎2012-05-13 04:54 PM

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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Music Lover
‎2012-05-13 05:15 PM

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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Community Legend
‎2012-05-13 05:26 PM

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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Community Legend
‎2012-05-13 05:33 PM

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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Music Fan
‎2012-08-01 01:52 PM

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

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Music Fan
‎2012-08-14 04:04 AM

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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Music Fan
‎2013-03-03 06:38 AM

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?  

 

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

Music Fan
‎2013-03-09 07:17 PM

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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Music Fan
‎2013-04-12 01:09 AM

Worked fine :)

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