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    Default When I terminate process in task manager, it says access is denied.

    Hi,

    As title said, whenever I try to shut down processes in the task manager, i get an error message that tells me that access is denied. The process is spotify, and i am the administrator account.

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    It is entirely possible that Spotify corrupted your installation. Many of these free music sites contain nasties that will wreck your PC.

    I would suggest reinstalling Win 8 and leaving Spotify off.

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    Default Re: When I terminate process in task manager, it says access is denied.

    Follow these steps and check if you’re able to end the process.

    a) Move the mouse to the bottom left corner and click on ‘start’.

    b) Select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’.

    c) Once CMD utility is launched, type ‘tasklist’ (without quotes) command, it will show you a list of all the running processes.

    d) Now you can kill any particular process by running the ‘Taskkill’ command. For example to kill ‘spotify’ process:

    “Taskkill /F /IM spotify.exe”

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    Default Re: When I terminate process in task manager, it says access is denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    It is entirely possible that Spotify corrupted your installation. Many of these free music sites contain nasties that will wreck your PC.

    I would suggest reinstalling Win 8 and leaving Spotify off.
    Hello,
    This is a stupid answer, sorry moderator but spotify is an app (not a free music website), is legit and used by millions of people,
    Then I write to spotify to report this bug and they dont know this bug, this bug occur with skype too and you can search on answer.microsoft for the dedicated thread (with 10people with the same error).
    IMO it's a Microsoft bug and for the first step I think this can be related to the write permission to folder after you deactivate the UAC. (I cant be sure I am not a MS Guy)
    Sorry for my english and have a nice day
    Again sorry Medico it's not against you but Spotify is for me the first legit way to get music and not a crappy/spyware apps

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    Spotify If this is not what you are discussing, my mistake. You can see how easy the leap was. It's the first non-ad listing using a Google search.

    Being used by millions of people does not make something legit by the way. You will have to most likely wait until the Spotify developers update the app to work with Win 8.

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    Default Re: When I terminate process in task manager, it says access is denied.

    Hey there,
    I just found the workaround :
    Like I was suspecting it's the authorization of the folder, you need to put the user "everyone" to access and modify the content of the folder /app/roaming/spotify and If you had the same problem with skype it's the same workaround, just reinstall after you do this and everything will be ok I am So happy to have skype and spotify back !

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    Default Re: When I terminate process in task manager, it says access is denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    Spotify If this is not what you are discussing, my mistake. You can see how easy the leap was. It's the first non-ad listing using a Google search.

    Being used by millions of people does not make something legit by the way. You will have to most likely wait until the Spotify developers update the app to work with Win 8.
    Spotify works fine for me.

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    Default Re: When I terminate process in task manager, it says access is denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie_O View Post
    Hi,

    As title said, whenever I try to shut down processes in the task manager, i get an error message that tells me that access is denied. The process is spotify, and i am the administrator account.
    Why not to think in another view. I donnot know whether you have used win 7. If it could be terminated in win 7, that may be the problem of taskmanager in win 8 itself.

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