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Old 03-02-2009
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"The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

As the title says, that is the message that I get every single time I try to uninstall pretty much anything. I am running Vista Premium which came with the laptop I was bought for christmas a few years ago. I am the only user on the computer and that means I am the administrator and I did no such thing. Can anyone suggest anything to help? Such as altering the policies or whatever.
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Old 03-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"


"davstrife" <davstrife.3n1l7b@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> As the title says, that is the message that I get every single time I
> try to uninstall pretty much anything. I am running Vista Premium which
> came with the laptop I was bought for christmas a few years ago. I am
> the only user on the computer and that means I am the administrator and
> I did no such thing. Can anyone suggest anything to help? Such as
> altering the policies or whatever.
> Help!
> Davstrife
> P.S Thanks!
>

are you the only profile on the computer or do other people use it?

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Old 03-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

"davstrife" <davstrife.3n1l7b@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> As the title says, that is the message that I get every single time I
> try to uninstall pretty much anything. I am running Vista Premium which
> came with the laptop I was bought for christmas a few years ago. I am
> the only user on the computer and that means I am the administrator


Not neccesarily at all! You need to do Control panel-User Accounts and check
that your user IS an administrator.

> and I did no such thing. Can anyone suggest anything to help? Such as
> altering the policies or whatever.
> Help!
> Davstrife
> P.S Thanks!
>
>




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Old 04-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"


davstrife;957535 Wrote:
> As the title says, that is the message that I get every single time I
> try to uninstall pretty much anything. I am running Vista Premium which
> came with the laptop I was bought for christmas a few years ago. I am
> the only user on the computer and that means I am the administrator and
> I did no such thing. Can anyone suggest anything to help? Such as
> altering the policies or whatever.
> Help!
> Davstrife
> P.S Thanks!
>
>
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So many options:if you are administrator

1.Check you have this key

HKLM\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\INSTALLER
if you find this key ->remove it + restart

2.Try create another admin account


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Old 05-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

Hey sorry for the delay in answering, it is the only profile on the computer yes and how would I check if I have this key?
Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"


davstrife;958828 Wrote:
> how would I check if I have this key?
> Thanks.
>

Just open regedit.exe

Start>>Search and type regedit then in regedit open HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE
hive (HKLM=HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE) and check you have this key or not

see also:http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/17...y-editing.html


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Old 05-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

"davstrife" <davstrife.3n3zbd@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Hey sorry for the delay in answering, it is the only profile on the
> computer yes and how would I check if I have this key?
> Thanks.
>



Please quote the post you are replying to.
You may not be aware but the forum you are posting to leaches off the MS
News server. So all of us who use the MS news server don't see what you see
in the forum. All we see is your post in isolation.

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Old 06-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
davstrife;958828 Wrote:
> how would I check if I have this key?
> Thanks.
>

Just open regedit.exe

Start>>Search and type regedit then in regedit open HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE
hive (HKLM=HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE) and check you have this key or not

see also:http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/17...y-editing.html


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Hey,
I have tried and there nothing by that name and still I get the same message when I try to uninstall. Is there anything else which could be causing this annoying problem?
Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"


davstrife;959574 Wrote:
> Flavius;4224197 Wrote:> > >
> > > davstrife;958828 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > > > how would I check if I have this key?
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >> > > > > Just open regedit.exe
> > >
> > > Start>>Search and type regedit then in regedit open
> > > HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE
> > > hive (HKLM=HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE) and check you have this key or

> > not
> > >
> > > see
> > >

> > also:http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/17...y-editing.html
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Flavius > > Hey,

> I have tried and there nothing by that name and still I get the same
> message when I try to uninstall. Is there anything else which could
> be
> causing this annoying problem?
> Thanks!
>
>
> --
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> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Create another admin account and on new account check results.It's very
difficult to say exactly whats cause this.


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Old 07-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
davstrife;959574 Wrote:
> Flavius;4224197 Wrote:> > >
> > > davstrife;958828 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > > > how would I check if I have this key?
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >> > > > > Just open regedit.exe
> > >
> > > Start>>Search and type regedit then in regedit open
> > > HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE
> > > hive (HKLM=HKEY_LOCALE_MACHINE) and check you have this key or

> > not
> > >
> > > see
> > >

> > also:http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/17...y-editing.html
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Flavius > > Hey,

> I have tried and there nothing by that name and still I get the same
> message when I try to uninstall. Is there anything else which could
> be
> causing this annoying problem?
> Thanks!
>
>
> --
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Create another admin account and on new account check results.It's very
difficult to say exactly whats cause this.


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Hey I tried that too and still I cannot uninstall anything :/
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Old 07-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"


Try this

1.Disable UAC + restart and enable UAC again +restart
2.Try both methods to reset restrictions from this
thread:http://www.vistax64.com/general-disc...tml#post854047
3.Uninstall completly any protected software:non-system
firewall,antivirus,antimalware


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Old 09-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flavius View Post
Try this

1.Disable UAC + restart and enable UAC again +restart
2.Try both methods to reset restrictions from this
thread:http://www.vistax64.com/general-disc...tml#post854047
3.Uninstall completly any protected software:non-system
firewall,antivirus,antimalware


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Flavius
Hey there, despite your numerous suggestions I have no idea why it still is not working, I have removed my AVG Free Edition, Norton 360 and still nothing, I tried the disabling and enabling UAC that did nothing and neither did creating another account, I got the same answer there. Oh, and resetting the restrictions did not work either, I am at my wits end with this... I am considering rebooting my entire laptop but that would lose everything so it really is a last ditch resort, any other suggestions that might work?
Thanks,
David Johnson
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Old 10-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"


Try this:
Find key *HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer* - make copy this key and next
remove completly this key +restart


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Old 11-02-2009
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Re: "The Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

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Try this:
Find key *HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer* - make copy this key and next
remove completly this key +restart


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You will have to elaborate on that, I cant really understand it... Prob'ly me being stupid.
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Old 11-02-2009
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"davstrife" <davstrife.3neuzb@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message news:davstrife.3neuzb@DoNotSpam.com...
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> Flavius;4233477 Wrote:
>> Try this:
>> Find key *HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer* - make copy this key and next
>> remove completly this key +restart
>>
>>
>> --
>> Flavius

>
> You will have to elaborate on that, I cant really understand it...
> Prob'ly me being stupid.



I think he is saying ' Find this key.....'
Then copy that key.
Then delete that key.
Then reboot.

So when you have found your key in regedit select that key, right-click and 'Export'.
Choose ' Selected branch' in the dialog box, and give it a name - say , 'install.reg'.
Save it to your desktop. If you need to restore that key, right-click the reg file and Merge.
Now you can rename the key (instead of deleting).
Now reboot to effect the change.



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