I have a Windows PC with Hearthstone running fine on my Administrator account (Account A).
I would like to have it working in an account with Parental Controls (we'll call Account B), which in turn means that it can't be an Administrator account.

When I attempt to run from Account B, it displays this error message.
I know that Blizzard says "Our games require admin access to run and update" but I was looking for a work-around.

Any solution would be appreciated.

PS. I'm a Linux guy, and not really proficient with Windows.

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    Ask for your parent to install it for you? This isn't really about game installation so much as it is bypassing account restrictions. – Frank Jan 11 '16 at 19:21
  • I have admin account there. And it is installed, however it does not work on non-admin account. – jb. Jan 11 '16 at 19:23
  • Okay. I'd clarify that in your question, then. It's not about installing it under parental controls, but using it. That, I think we might be able to help with. – Frank Jan 11 '16 at 19:26
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    Hopeffully it is is now clear. – jb. Jan 11 '16 at 19:28
  • Can you run the Hearthstone executable directly without Battle.net from a regular user account? – IllusiveBrian Jan 11 '16 at 20:58

According to a Battle.net thread I found on this same issue, Account B needs full read/write permissions for C:\ProgramData\Blizzard Entertainment

Alternatively, try running Battle.net "As Administrator" on Account B, this might require an admin password.

Solutions found in this thread: http://us.battle.net/en/forum/topic/11747004646

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