Unable to elevate error:1814-VLC installation

Feb 19, 2012     184 Comments    Posted under: How To

If you are trying to install VLC 2.0 on your system and you are getting this error “Unable to elevate error:1814″.Then here  is the solution:

Just right click on you VLC setup icon and select “Run as administrator”.It will solve this issue.

  • Mateus

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    • admin

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      • abrar hussain

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  • Daniela

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    • admin

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    Hey,I would really thankful to this post…After solving error of VLC,I can also install Fire Fox which shows me previously no error!!!

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  • Jaycee

    Well it works! Thanks a lot!

  • Abhijith

    thanks a lot………………………:)

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  • nicolas

    je fai un clic droit mai il ne se passe rien

    • admin

      Faites un clic droit sur ​​le fichier de configuration et sélectionnez Exécuter en tant qu’administrateur. Espérons que cela fonctionne

  • James Norrington

    Many thanks … really help a lot…

    • admin

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  • Amit Gupta

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  • Prithvi

    Your link was luckily prominent on the first search page by google … and the problem is solved. Thanks! What’s the advantage in selecting Mozilla Plugin though … could you advise? Cheers!

    • admin

      Thanks Prithvi.If you select mozilla pluign at the time of installation then it will install a vlc plugin for mozilla firefox also and it will support to play media files inside your browser.So it’s good to select that.

  • Peeyush

    Really you help me a lot.Thank you very much

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    thanks man…..

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  • Elie

    Hi! I have the same problem. But I don’t even have a Vlc Icon on my desktop (uninstall). Do you have any suggestion to solve this problem? Thanks!

    • admin

      just open control pannel->add remove programmes or Uninstall programme->then find vlc their and click it and remove.

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  • M.

    Merci beaucoup!

    Thank you very much ! :D

    • admin

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  • ju’

    thanks alot

    • admin

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  • Jo

    I’m still getting the same error.. what should i do?

    • http://www.thelastweek.in neha

      Hi Jo,
      Please check the error code. If it is not 1814,then let please share the error code.

      • PC

        thanks :-)

      • hasan

        I am having same problem. its ERROR 1814 for sure. and een if i run it as administrator it wont help..please help me out in this.

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  • Kendrick

    Thanks man!!

    • admin

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  • Al

    Thanks for this :0

  • Maycom

    Thanks, simple and objective response was almost giving up. It helped very much.

  • Ian

    Thank you so much for that advice – I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found this page. Many thanks again!

  • barbouni

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

  • mehdi

    Thank you a lot!! you saved my life!

  • Manish Kumar

    Thanx for solution of error 1814….thank you very much

    • admin

      you welcome..:-)

  • Govind

    Thanks man, Excellent solution but i want to more about this problem and how did you find the solution of this problem?

  • baba salifu

    Thanks, it works well for me

  • http://www.yahoo.co.in vishnu

    i tried runnuing as administrator but it did not work any more suggestions

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    gracias por tu informacion, algo muy simple pero que si no tuvieramos informacion como la que montaste, quedariamos sin solucion.


  • Aldo

    perfect! thanks a lot

  • MonkeeMan

    Oh man this has been bugging me for ages I just couldn’t figure it out and then you went and solved it for me in one click. Many thanks

  • rith

    Thank you so much. You saved a tonne!

  • jmacaranas

    thank you so much…it really helps…

  • Vicky

    Hey,Thanks for helping out by posting this helpful answer,I was just confused what to do after downloading vlc with win 32 but nothing makes out,But this topic of yours has really helped me out,

    Thanks Again for such a nice and helpful post.Thankyou very very much.You are really doing a grt work by helping lot of people.Grt works keep it up my well wishes and regards are with you.


  • starflyre

    Thank you so much!

  • Mariana

    thanks a lot!! i really appreciate it!!

  • Miguel

    Wow! Been having this problem for the longest time (I was running ver 1.1) and it was frustrating to see new versions coming and being unable to install.

    Such a simple solution to a pesky situation. Thanks!

  • jd

    thanx a lot for ur advise

  • Jack

    if you were a girl i’d kiss u senseless…. tnx

  • veysel kısım

    Thank you its realy help

  • michael bascomb

    i have windows vista and when i right click the icon nothing happens i cant select to download as administrator

  • Arpit Gupta

    Tnx Bro…

  • akash

    after installation of vlc player, when i open any shortcut in dekstop (like google chrome or youtube downloader) always vlc player open.
    please give me any solution.

  • BeckyChan

    Thanks alot!!! :D

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    thank u very much :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/TuhinBagh Tuhin

    thanks admin!!
    but my question is, why that error occurred..?? eve i had disabled UAC on my system..!!

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  • jeanette

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  • Stan Mark

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  • Johan

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    Thanks MAAAAN!!!

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    U save all the my HD video!! Love u man!

  • Hall

    U saved me tho :P ty ty

  • Santhosh

    Thanks dude …

  • Karan

    thnx man.. ur a genius.. tried doing so many things. but this was jus like… ufff.. thnxx.. :) :)

  • Kandemarn

    Thank you..It worked for me..

  • himanshu

    thanks bro..

  • Khimani

    That easy.?! Thanks Man…

  • REET

    Thanks man

  • viper1969

    Thanx Bud

  • girl

    your’e awesome thanks : )

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    Right click on setup – Properties – capability mode – set windows service pack 3 – ok now run it’s working

  • toroseduto

    Genial… gracias

  • Suha

    Hey, for me it still comes the same error. What do i do ?

  • William

    LOL! That was the most simple solution ever!!!! Hahahaha….. And it works!!! Thank you so much!!!!

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  • Tarik

    Thanks boy :D

    • veysel

      Thank you for info

  • Marianne

    Thank you very much~!

  • RAF

    You’re right! Thanks a lot!!!

  • neeraj

    thanks a lot…….it helped me

  • Dev

    Thanks a lot!

  • Amit

    Thank you very much man.

  • Girish

    Thank You very very much. Earlier i am using windows XP version in my PC. At that time there is no error occurred. But now i am using windows 7. while installing VLC player then is error come. Thank You Very Much to solve this problem

  • Vaibhav

    oh man….this worked for me..gr8..thanks a lot

  • Dudu

    Thank you very very very much :* :* :*

  • emil0101

    Again, thank you very much!

  • mojo

    thanks it’s helping :)

  • Panda

    Boom, just like that! Thanks mate!

  • Doug

    Will not work for me and it downloads the 32 bit file when I am operating Win 7/64

    • admin

      Just go to Vlc website and download the correct one for you.Than give it a try.

  • ssss

    thanks lol

  • pris

    amazing. thank you so.

  • Onur

    Thank you brave nice man..

  • horam

    it didnt solve the issue i still get error 1814..while trying to install vlc plis help!

    • admin

      Please try again with the latest version of the VLC.

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    Thanks a lot!! :)

  • promangan

    Thank you very much man it worked

  • Kriss

    After the first problem is solved, installing starts, and secon error comes, cant excract or install something from vlc.exe directory or something like that…. what is the problem now?

    • admin

      just try with the latest version of VLC and let me know.So we can figure out the issue.

  • xhawie

    yey, it worked! thanks a lot!

  • k

    ur great bro..thks a lot.

  • Werzy

    The most thanked paged of the Internet, lol…Let me add Thanks from Curitiba, Brazil!! VLC Installing now!

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    thank you sooo much:))

  • Amalthea

    thanks for your post this was extremely helpful …

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  • Jack

    Thanks !!

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  • prem

    thanks dude

  • denis

    it didnt solve my problem

    • admin

      Please tell us what issue you are facing.

  • Avinash

    I downloaded more then 5 times after searched for solution i reached here…
    Thanks to VLC team

  • onthonk

    xoxoxoxo… thanks. it works

  • Happy Man

    You are the best!! Love it

  • Ashish

    Its really helpful

  • Nokhu

    Problem Not solved. Does it mean McAfee restriction.

    • admin

      May be it was due to your antivirus.Just try again by disabling your McAfee.

  • jared

    thanks a lot!!

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  • Xavi

    Thanks a lot! I was lost…

  • Joe Wilkens

    Didn’t help. Tried 3x, still have the same error message after following the instructions on here to run as administrator. I can also run the notebook pc as the admin & it still won’t update. Thinking of uninstalling and reinstalling the latest version…

  • Sriz009

    Tanx a lot…..ur solution was very useful

  • kiran babu

    i don’t know how to thank you ,…….thanks dude,.

  • teri

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  • jun carl

    my vlc cant elevate error 6

  • jun carl

    my vlc cant install because of “elevate error 6″

    • admin

      i think the solution written in this post works for you also.All these errors normally comes due User Account Control issues only.So just try this solution if not works than please let us know, what OS and version of VLC you are using.

  • jack ammo

    thanks a lot

  • DM

    lifesaver!! run as admin worked!

  • mihai

    like a boss !!! thanks a lot

  • hioo67

    thank you so much!

  • R. Dash

    Thank you!


    Oh ,,,,dear it realy works ,thanks
    but can you tell me why this error occured?

    • cpeeyush

      it was a bug in vlc 2.0

  • Lady A.

    Thank you so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/satish.raju.39108 Satish Raju

    Thank you very much. What I don’t understand is although I was in in Administrator Account, why I need to use this option to overcome Error 1814

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    Thanx ;-) ) !! !
    It w orks

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  • Jihan Kirana

    Thanks For The Info :)

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    thanks !!

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    hello thanks a lot ,,,, i solved it

  • francisco

    thanks :D

  • lontaxx

    thanks it works…just like that..

  • Nitesh

    Thanks….it works….

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    Thanks alot… this was worrying me for a while

  • Miguel De Haro

    Works fine, thanks!

  • Pawelo

    thnks..it worked

  • Renato Parreira

    It works, thanks

  • yyuuy

    still dosnt work same error

  • ronaldoMG

    “saida de video do windows GDI” worked for me :D

  • alizay

    thanks it really worked

  • Akash Goyal

    Hey m also not able to install any version(2) of VLC.
    Getting a same error as u mentioned above.
    i already run it as a admin. but still it showing.
    Please suggest.

  • vijay

    Thanks so much……:)

  • Selvam

    it works for me.

  • Docburns1313

    tyvm it worked

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  • anand

    Great!! Its working..
    Thank you.

  • fahad hassan

    Thanks a lot :)

  • ali

    i m still unable to install

    • cpeeyush


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