Xbox Game Pass for PC - Cannot install games that say "Administrator approval required for...

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  1. Falyian
    Falyian Guest

    Xbox Game Pass for PC - Cannot install games that say "Administrator approval required for...


    Hi there,

    I have tried a few options , but am unable to install some games that say they need administrator approval in the Xbox (Beta) app on PC (Windows 10 version 10.0.18362 Build 18362)

    This is for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and the games I have tried are Subnautica and Pillars of Eternity.

    I tried creating another local admin account and it too was unable to install the game.

    I am frustrated as I am clearly not able to use my subscription to it's fullest...


    Xbox Game Pass for PC - Cannot install games that say "Administrator approval required for... [​IMG]


    Please help?

    Greg

    :)
     
    Falyian, Mar 26, 2020
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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. XBF Crystal P Win User

    Game Pass for PC - Administrator Approval Required for Installation?

    Hi there Ryan,

    Thanks for reaching out here in Xbox Forums. I understand there is an issue with installing a game from Game Pass for PC. I recommend to check out the following article: Windows
    10 Xbox (Beta) App FAQ


    • Q: ANYTHING WE HAVEN’T EXPLICITLY COVERED BELOW

    A: Please use the built-in feedback tool within the Xbox app to help us better understand the issue you are facing. Just click on your profile photo and select “Feedback” from the dropdown menu to open Feedback Hub. Feedback Hub enables you
    to provide feedback about Windows and apps by sharing your suggestions or problems.

    • Q: Why do some games require administrator privileges while others don’t?
    A: Some games require additional components to be installed for the game to function properly. Depending on the components being installed, we may require permission from an administrator via a prompt at game installation
    time or the first time the game is launched. See Create
    a local user or administrator account in Windows 10
    for more information.

    • Q: I am having trouble installing a game on my PC. What can I do?
    A: Visit the Troubleshoot
    game installations on Windows 10
    to find some suggestions on how to fix the issue. For more information, visit the Known
    Issues for Game Launches (June 2019)
    page.

    Thank you for letting us know about the issue. We'll be locking the thread.
    If you ever require any help with any other Xbox issues please feel free to come back to the Xbox Forums for further assistance.

    Thanks you and have a great day.
  4. Mogiel Win User

    Error: 0x8007005 Xbox Game Pass

    I have problems installing games that have "the installation requires administrator approval"
  5. Leon619 Win User

    Xbox app for pc can't download games.

    I just noticed that a lot of the games that are new for the pc games pass say admin approval required for installation give me download errors and the games that do not it will let me download.
  6. napalm 31337 Win User

    Xbox Game Pass for PC - Cannot install games that say "Administrator approval required for installation" even though I am an administrator

    Thanks - managed to sort it out, updated windows, restarted the app and made sure it was run as admin and seems to have worked now.

    Thanks for the help
    I'm happy you fix the issue.
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