How to run Live as Administrator (Win)

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Win 7, Win 8, Win 10

Running Live as administrator gives the program a higher level of access to the operating system and can solve a variety of problems, for example:

  • Importing certain samples, and other media files. 
  • VST plug-ins not running correctly, or licensing not being preserved. 
  • Problems installing Live Packs.
  • Issues when running Live as ReWire client.

To run Live as administrator, please follow these steps:

  • Locate the Live icon on the Start Bar, Task Bar, or Desktop.  
  • Right-click the icon, and select the 'Run as administrator' option. 
  • You can also use the shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT and click the icon.



To always run Live as administrator, you can follow these steps:

  • Right-click the Live icon from the Desktop, Start Bar or Task Bar. 
  • Choose 'Properties' from the list.
  • Select the 'Compatibility' tab. 
  • From the 'Privilege Level' section, tick 'Run this program as an administrator'.