Why can't I enter my registration code? I get the error: "Not logged in as Administrator".

Last updated on 3/21/2016

The information in this article applies to:

  • SONAR
  • Music Creator
  • Guitar Tracks Pro
  • All Cakewalk Instruments
  • Project 5 v2.5
  • pyro Audio Creator
  • Vinyl Recorder

If you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you may receive the message “You are not logged in as Administrator” when trying to enter your Registration Code. This will prevent you from typing in your code. To resolve this, do the following:

  1. Right-click on the icon to launch your Cakewalk product
  2. Select "Run as Administrator"
  3. If prompted with a message “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?”, make sure to click Yes
  4. Enter your Registration Code and click Complete

If you do not yet have a registration code, please register your product with us by filling out the form here and we will send one to you.

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