Fix: ‘CreateProcess Failed Code 740’ Windows 10 Error

By: Milan Stanojevic
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Computer errors are common occurrence, and Windows 10 users have reported “CreateProcess Failed Code 740” error on Windows 10. So what is this error and how can we fix it on Windows 10?

“CreateProcess Failed Code 740” Error And How To Fix It On Windows 10?

Fix – “Createprocess Failed Code 740” on Windows 10

Solution 1 – Run the desired application as administrator

Users report that this error occurs when you don’t have enough privileges to run certain application on Windows 10, and if you have this error on your computer, make sure that you’re using administrator account on Windows 10. In addition, you can always run the desired app as administrator in order to resolve this issue. To do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the app that is giving you “CreateProcess Failed Code 740” and right click it.
  2. Choose Run as administrator from the menu.
    run-as-administrator

Your application should now start without any problems. As you can see, this is a simple workaround, but the only downside is that you’ll have to repeat this process every time you want to run that specific app. Of course, you can set to permanently run a specific application as administrator by following these instructions:

  1. Locate the application that is giving you “CreateProcess Failed Code 740” error and right click it.
  2. Choose Properties from the list.
    open-properties
  3. When Properties window opens, navigate to the Compatibility tab.
  4. Make sure that you check “Run this program as an administrator”.
    run-this-program-as-administrator
  5. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.

After you’ve done that, the set application will always run with administrator privileges and “Createprocess Failed Code 740” error will be fixed.

Solution 2 – Turn off User Account Control

User Account Control is designed to inform you if you’re making any changes to your computer that might require administrator privileges. These changes include installing new software, or changing system settings. Some users would say that disabling User Account Control comes with slight security risk because you won’t get notifications if you are installing new software or if you are making any system related changes. To disable User Account Control, do the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and type Control Panel. From the list of results click Control Panel.
    search-control-panel
  2. When Control Panel opens, go to User Accounts > User Accounts.
  3. Now click Change User Account Control settings.
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  4. Drag the slider all the way down until is says Never notify.
    user-account-control-settings
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

After you’ve disabled User Account Control, “CreateProcess Failed Code 740” error should be permanently fixed.

“CreateProcess Failed Code 740” error affects wide range of applications, and users have reported “CreateProcess Failed Code 740” while trying to launch games such as Sleeping Dogs or CrossFire. As you can see, this error can affect almost any installed application on your computer, and we hope that our solutions will help you fix this problem.

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