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User Info: lopper

7 years ago#1
I feel so stupid for asking this, but I can't figure out how to launch the Origin client without first starting a game. How do I create a simple shortcut to this stupid thing?

I'm running Windows 8, and I don't have any shortcuts to Origin in my Start page or in the Apps area.

When I bought Titanfall, I installed Origin during that process. The client was open and everything was fine, and it launches whenever I start the game.

Today I wanted to buy Battlefield and, after checking out at the Origin website, I had to open Origin to start the download, but couldn't find it.

I'm very inexperienced with computers (can you tell?) so any help would be great!
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User Info: TimePharaoh

7 years ago#2
You don't.

User Info: Orestes417

7 years ago#3
Tried typing Origin on the start screen?
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User Info: lopper

7 years ago#4
TimePharaoh posted...
You don't.


So it's not intended to be a standalone app? I've got it running right now installing BF4, and it appears to function basically like the Origin website. Is that all it is - a glorified webpage in a different browser?
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User Info: TimePharaoh

7 years ago#5
No I meant you, specifically you (and everyone else), don't launch it.

User Info: CaptainRandom1

7 years ago#6
Close it in the task manager and try to open it as an administrator.
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User Info: clowning

7 years ago#7
It might be running, just minimized in your hidden icon list.
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User Info: Sora_Anbu

7 years ago#8
With a microwave.
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User Info: WyzeGye

7 years ago#9
Make sure you get Dead Space, it's free on Origin til may 8th.

try to keep that deal a secret though, limited copies available.

User Info: Mackorov

7 years ago#10
Double click with your mouse on the computer icon on your desktop. Naivgate to C:\Program files\Origin. Right click the Origin.exe and click Create shortcut. Drag the shortcut to your desktop.
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