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Why do I get "The requested operation requires elevation" error when trying to install Surfer?

The “The requested operation requires elevation” error when installing Surfer indicates that you do not have elevated privileges. This normally means the installation EXE file has not been run as an administrator, which is different than logging into the computer as Administrator. Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 allow you to log onto the computer with administrator rights, and also run the program as administrator.

If you are installing from the CD:

  1. Log onto the computer as the Administrator.
  2. Brows to the CD drive.
  3. Right-click on the setup.exe file and select Run as administrator from the pop-up context menu.
  4. Input the administrator password, if necessary and click OK.
  5. Continue the installation as normal.

If you are downloading the installation EXE file:

  1. Follow the download instructions you received, saving the file to your hard disk.
  2. Log onto the computer as the Administrator.
  3. Right-click over the EXE file and select Run as Administrator from the pop-up context menu.
  4. Input the administrator password, if necessary and click OK.
  5. Continue the installation as normal.

 

Updated October 3, 2017

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