This is the error: "Launcher requires write permission to the World of Warcraft Registry key to successfully locate and rune the game. Please enable write access to the Registry key using an administrator account"
I'm already on a administrator account, and I've tried to run it as admin. I've also seen if the World of Warcraft folder was Read-only, and I changed it but it keeps changing it to Read Only.
Anyone knows how to fix it?
1. Right-click the World of Warcraft icon on your desktop (or Windows start menu) and left-click 'Open file location'.
2. In the folder that appears, right-click the Launcher.exe file and left-click Properties
3. On the new window, click the Compatibility tab
4. Tick the option that reads 'Run this program as an administrator'
5. Click OK to save the change
Repeat the process for WoW.exe in the same folder.
Ive tried almost everything i can think of and its driving me mad.
So, what shall I do now???
I've added permission to the registry key.
But which one? In HKCU or in HKLM??? The error message does not tell!!!
Never mind, I added permission to both.
I've added permission to the parent key in both registry hives.
The program was relocated into the Public folder - suggested by the patch installer. Probably this causes the problem.
But what shall I do now?
And why is it me who has to do it???? Why not the programmer?
I'm a bit angry.
This error often occurs after an attempt to install Wrath of the Lich King or Burning Crusade from the DVD over the top of a fully patched (4.0.1+) World of Warcraft client.
You do not need to install the expansion data in this manner once patched up to date, the client should stream the missing data automatically.
So in order to speed up the installation process I installed wrath of the litch king. Which has led me to being stuck in this lack of access problem.
Blizzard need to sort this out pronto. Simply 'reinstalling' a 10+gb game if you don't have the discs is not acceptable. It means re-downloading that data which takes days for most people.
And if it's because the DVDs are *already out there*, then why the heck was the game patched in a way that makes this happen ? :-((
IMO this is very poor from a company that has MILLIONS of customers ...
My PC hasn't been changed in any way between when I was playing and now. I have full admin rights to the PC. Any ideas out there?
Oh yeah, repair.exe says it can't repair, need to reinstall. I really have 4-5 hours to sit and watch 3 dvd's load and then 2 days to wait for all the patches to re-download. This is a cop out reply, standard IT answer, give us something to keep us busy and hope the problem will go away.
Run the game from the wow directory and it makes it come up with wrath of the lich king backgound etc then sign in and then it downloads a update after that there was some cactaclysm updater but i quit because i didnt think it would work.
Can someone tell a direct way for me to fix this without having to uninstall everything?