I’ll probably phrase and articulate this issue badly so please bear with me.
My son’s laptop will occasionally not run games. Last time this happened was a few months ago with Doom Eternal. We’d launch the game from the Bethesda launcher and get some obscure error message. I eventually solved it by manually setting the executable to run in admin mode. A few weeks and later, an update was released and I had to do this again.
This just happened yesterday with TF2 (he discovered TF2 a few weeks ago and became addicted). The game will launch but when on trying to connect to a server, we get a VAC error. I repeated the process and set all the executables I could find to run in admin mode, and it connected. A couple of hours later the problem returned. I thought that maybe Steam have updated a file and returned it to its original state but that wasn’t the case.
I’m far from being an expert, but I suppose this is how windows UAC is supposed to work. What I don’t understand is why this laptop isn’t prompting the user to allow the software to work. Where is this prompt:
Yes, he has admin rights.