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Running an installer as an administrator

I'm a n00b, please help

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rvs314 Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 4:17
rvs314Anonymous

Hello playonlinuxforumz, I am wondering if I could get some help with an installer I need to run as administrator. I am trying to get BitX for my linux mint computer. I know I cannot run "Sudo playonlinux" or "Sudo wine". That's about it. I am on a PC originating on windows 8.1, then converted to Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' MATE-64 bit. Any help would be helpful. Any information in my power to apprehend I can provide. Please respond simply. Thanks to anyone with any shred of knowledge on the subject.

booman Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 17:21
booman

Can you give us some more detail on exactly what you are trying to do?  Because I have never used sudo to run PlayOnLinux/Wine or to install games with PlayOnLinux/Wine

Are you installing a game?


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rvs314 Thursday 26 May 2016 at 3:53
rvs314Anonymous

I am trying to install BitX, a torrent streaming application that only runs as an EXE. It requires me to run it as administrator to acess it. It is not a game.

booman Thursday 26 May 2016 at 17:16
booman

Oh, I have no idea how to install BitX or run as administrator.  Unfortunately the Windows 7 setting only has limited control.  It basically comes with all the directories, libraries and basic core functionality.  There is no Windows 7 Graphical User Interface to select "Run As Administrator"


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