Apple Silicon Windows VM (ARM Edition) issue

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Gluk

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ValiDrive ask me for admin priveleges. But i've run it as admin.
Any ideas?
Thanks
 
You're in unsupported territory. ValiDrive is a Windows x86 utility. The fact that you can get it to do *anything* on ARM is just luck.
 
I know that ValiDrive is a x86 Application. But MS confirm emulation for x86 apps on ARM platform
 
Maybe try setting the Run as administrator flag on the file properties before attempting to run It
 
ValiDrive ask me for admin priveleges. But i've run it as admin.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Did you actually login as Administrator, or login with an account that has Admin rights? I gather that, in MS speak, they are not the same.
 
It's actually a simple fix. You need to change the emulation mode to run Validrive...works for Spinrite as well to make the USB drive:

1) Right-click on the validrive (or spinrite).exe file
2) Choose properties
3) Choose compatibility tab
4) Click change emulation settings
5) Choose Safe Emulation
6) Click Apply
7) Click OK

Now right click on the validrive.exe file and Run as Administrator. It will now work normally.
 
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It's actually a simple fix. You need to change the emulation mode to run Validrive...works for Spinrite as well to make the USB drive:

1) Right-click on the validrive (or spinrite).exe file
2) Choose properties
3) Choose compatibility tab
4) Click change emulation settings
5) Choose Safe Emulation
6) Click Apply
7) Click OK

Now right click on the validrive.exe file and Run as Administrator. It will now work normally.
Yes! I do that before read your comment
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