How do you run TinyUmbrella as an admin in Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by OMGitsShan, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    TinyUmbrella claims that it works on Windows XP, however unlike Vista/7 where you can right click and get the "Run as Administrator" option - Windows XP doesn't have that and as a result I keep getting the following error everytime I launch it:

    Cannot Start TSS Service
    TinyUmbrella MUST be run as an Administrator!

    Anybody know how to get it to work properly on Windows XP? Most sites just have info for Windows 7.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    The account you're logged in under has to have admin rights.
  3. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Right click -> run as -> enter admin account credentials.
  4. OMGitsShan thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    My account is an administrator one and I tried what jman420 mentioned (thanks) and it is in theory at least running that way, however TinyUmbrella keeps making that same error/popup when starting.

    I have checked my HOSTS file and it is NOT set to "read only" and I myself have edited it many times.

    I've been Googling this error for the last hour and it seems that lots of people who runs Window XP cannot get the program to write to the HOSTS file even if it not set to read only etc.

    Can someone tell me what line it actually adds to the HOSTS file? Since the file is editable I could try adding the line manually to see if it works and if the error message then disappears.

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