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    Angry Help with Running Rome: Total War and EB

    I have been struggling with this all night and I was hoping that someone might be able to give me some guidance. A while ago, I installed EB and was pretty successful playing it. However, tonight, I was no longer able to play EB. Everytime I try to open it, I get the message, "Access denied, please login with administrator privileges and try again." When I try to run the game in Admin mode, it does not load. The same thing is happening to the original Rome: Total War. I have tried re-installing both Rome and EB, in different locations, but I am still unable to play. I either keep getting the Access Denied message, or the game does not load if run in Admin mode. At this point, I do not know what else to do, as I have tried everything I could find, including:

    *Enabling Admin mode (game does not run)
    *Setting compatibility with Windows XP (game does not run)
    *Installing the game in C:\Users\xxx (still getting admin error)
    *Disabling UAC (still getting admin error)

    I am running Windows 8.1 (yeah, I know); however, my second PC has Windows 7, and I keep getting the same set of errors.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what I can possibly do to fix this? It would be very unfortunate if I can no longer play this game. :(

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    EDIT: I found it weird that every time I reinstalled Rome, it did not prompt me for a CD Key.
    Last edited by MRC_Revenant; 09-11-2015 at 23:28.

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    Default Re: Help with Running Rome: Total War and EB

    I was having the same problem. Turns out the culprit is a windows update. This is affecting other games as well. At a simcity forum I found a solution.

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    Hope this help, it did for me.

    Ps: remember to hide the update (scenario 2) after you have uninstalled the update or it might be reinstalled when you close the computer.

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    Default Re: Help with Running Rome: Total War and EB

    Perfect, thank you. That definitely did the trick. I very much appreciate the help!

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