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What changes does the game want to make to my computer?

Just now, I got a User Account Control pop up window saying

"Do you want to allow Guild Wars 2 to make changes to your computer?"

What changes is it talking about?

What does it want to change?

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  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's a generic message by Windows for any program that requires admin privileges. GW2 by default installs to Program Files, which is a protected directory that requires admin privileges to modify, hence the popup.

  • Jura.2170Jura.2170 Member ✭✭✭

    But, my game has been on my computer for more than a year, and it was patched days ago

    And its not in Program Files, its in another place that isn't protected

    What's changed today that makes it want to do something?

    And what does it want to do?

    please make a Taimi voice mail pack
    my QoL wishes

  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Program Files is simply the most common cause. GW2 should normally only request admin privileges on launch if it doesn't have permission to modify its files. There's no way of knowing specifically why it's wanting it without using a debugging tool.

    You can try copying Gw2-64.exe/Gw2.exe (or download and rename Gw2Setup to Gw2) to a new folder on your desktop and running it from there to see if it's still a problem.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jura.2170 said:
    But, my game has been on my computer for more than a year, and it was patched days ago

    And its not in Program Files, its in another place that isn't protected

    There are additional things that are started alongside the Gw2-64.exe that require permission:

    • CoherentUI_Host.exe
    • Gw2-64.tmp

    It's likely that one of those needed you to refresh its permission to run.

  • mercury ranique.2170mercury ranique.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My bet would be that microsoft has changed a bit in the protection of files used by GW2. Edge has been moved to be based on chromium. Several GW2 interfaces also uses chromium. This means it is likely edge and GW2 share the use of some files now.

    It would be good if Technical support investigates this and confirms it cause more people should be prompted with this soon.