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Old October 20th, 2017, 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by ShadowChemosh View Post
Is this a Windows 10 thing? Cause I am on Win 7 x64 and always install with Admin authority for HL. Never noticed an issue....
There's a difference between installing with administrator authority, and using the right click -> "run as administrator" menu option. The latter does things in a subtly different way that can mess things up, because (among other things) it results in files being created that can't be deleted or changed by a process without admin rights - just installing in an elevated process doesn't do that.

I don't 100% understand the ins and outs of it myself, this is just what I've gathered after helping multiple people with issues caused by installing as an administrator.
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