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Hi All,

Please forgive me if this has been answered somewhere else, but I haven't been able to find it.

Under Windows7, .x86 or .x64, on a Lenovo 410 laptop, the following line fails:

$iPID = Run ("c:\windows\system32\soundrecorder.exe")

with $iPID = 0

but the following lines work just fine:

$iPID = Run ("c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe")


$iPID = Run ("c:\windows\system32\sndvol.exe")

soundrecorder.exe is clearly present in c:\windows\system32. Also running soundrecorder from the windows command line works fine, too as does double-clicking "soundrecorder.exe" in c:\windows\system32.

I see that there once was a bug report with exactly this problem (https://www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/ticket/1253), but it was closed as "no bug" with no other explanation that I've been able to find. Lots of folks seem to be able to use Run with soundrecorder, so it's clearly not a known limitation.

Any clue? Am I missing something really, really obvious? It feels like it, but I'm out of possibilities...

Many thanks and happy New Year,


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At first i got $iPID = 0

Then I added #RequireAdmin and it gave me an error, because i don't have it installed.


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