February - last edited February
Origin needs to download files and is waiting for permission. Please choose "Yes" when Windows prompts you for permission.
I need help please, i cant download origin games, I've basically done everything to try to to fix this issue. Ive uninstalled origin, ran it as admin, changed my UAC setting, allowed it through my firewall, completely Restored my computer, and i got a external hard drive downloaded the game i wanted on my brothers computer and transferred it to my computer with the hard drive and i get the same "Origin needs to download files and is waiting for permission. Please choose "Yes" when Windows prompts you for permission" prompt. Also when i first tried to run the game that i had on my external hard drive it gave me a prompt that said something around the lines of "could not locate this game" even tho i had it fully downloaded.
I dont know if this is an Origin thing or something to do with WIndows
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it wasnt enabled, and ive also tried enabling it and it still gives me the same prompt. both were tried in admin mode
I am trying to download the sims 4 and I keep getting a message that says “origins is trying to download files and needs permission to continue” the files are all downloading still but I have tried to download 3 times and it takes forever! Has anyone else had this problem?
If you're on Mac, then you'll have to enter your password for your user account on the Mac and not your EA account login.
For Windows, could you check it it works by creating a new Windows Administrator account and downloading/installing the games that way?
@FelixJHuber Are you trying to download/install the games using an external HDD or through the default path and does creating a new Windows Administrator account resolve it for you?