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  1. I cannot install any games that require "Administrator Approval" (XBox PC App) - Have tried...


    Hello, I have a brand new computer running Windows 10. This new computer has a fresh Windows 10 Pro installation and I have run all the updates for Windows. I cannot install any games that require Administrator approval (using the Xbox PC app) even though I have a Game Pass. Games that require Administrator approval will not install nor will they run. I have spent 2 days searching for work-arounds and have tried "everything"

    The first game I have tried is Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is the main purpose of this new PC build. I have tested installing OTHER games using the XBox PC app, and run into the same problem, for every game that requires Administrator Approval. Games like "Solitare" install and run perfectly fine.

    On my OTHER computer, also running Windows 10, I can sign in to the XBox PC app and do not have this problem. I CAN play MS Flight Simulator on my other PC.

    When I am in the XBox app and try to install a game, it downloads to 99% or even 100%, then I get an error. (Error 0x80073cf73) or (0x803FB107).

    At this point, I have downloaded STEAM and am "this close" to simply giving up on using the XBox PC App and purchasing the game(s) through Steam.

    Below I have listed all of the things I've tried to do to fix this issue:

    Since I downloaded and can run MS Flight Simulator on my other PC using the XBox app, this might have something to do with my new PC and its settings, or something. It seems like the only thing I have NOT done is a complete Windows 10 Repair, or even a Full Reinstall of Windows on this new PC and start over. But at this point, I am so frustrated at Microsoft/XBox for this issue, that I am leaning towards purchasing the game through Steam, and forgetting all about the XBox PC App.


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    HandyDegree5092, Aug 11, 2022
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  2. JasonEllis3 Win User

    GamePass PC : Error 0x80070020 when trying re-install game

    Many people have the problem where they cannot install any game that "requires administrator approval". I dont know if they consider this a bug or a feature in the Xbox (Beta) app.

    When the xbox app goes to install a game, something prevents the standard administrator approval window from popping up to alllow the user to approve the install. After about 60 seconds, the installer times out and reports an error, as seen in the image
    posted by Fredric. If a game does not require the admin approval window popup, the installation succeeds.
  3. HuntingZibod75 Win User

    Xbox (beta) Administrator approval required for installation.

    Can't install any games that have "Administrator approval required for installation" on the download page. How do I change this ?
    I'm getting exactly the same here. Errors on everything, Fez, Hollow Knight, etc. But games that do not require administrator approval work without fail. I'm unable to remove the KB mentioned, and have tried resetting the Windows Store, reloading the Xbox
    (Beta) app, and clearing caches. It makes no difference.

    There's something very broken here.
  4. SutKoksu Win User

    Error 0x00000001

    I have the same problem, they show me the error 0x00000001 and write to me that "Installation requires administrator
    approval" I cannot install any game. please help quicklyI tried uninstalling applications, granting administrator
    privileges and my account also has an administrator, I searched many forums and found no answer anywhere
  5. Scriptide Win User

    What games are Surface/ARM compatible?

    Hello, I am having the same frustrating error when trying to install Game Pass games. After doing some testing I noticed that I can install games that don't say "Administrator Approval required for installation". I think there is a bug where the app is failing to request administrator approval so it just errors and doesn't install the game.

    Games such as Sea of thieves or Broken age that don't require administrator approval install fine for me.
  6. Jabrwock Win User

    What games are Surface/ARM compatible?

    Hello, I am having the same frustrating error when trying to install Game Pass games. After doing some testing I noticed that I can install games that don't say "Administrator Approval required for installation". I think there is a bug where the app is failing to request administrator approval so it just errors and doesn't install the game.

    Games such as Sea of thieves or Broken age that don't require administrator approval install fine for me.
    Good to know, I'll keep an eye out for those! Yeah I have Sea of Thieves and Broken age successfully installed as well.
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