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the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation on windows 7 home premium

"the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation" I receive this message when I try to load programs and when I try to uninstall programs on Windows 7. All I found was ways to correct this if I'm using Vista or XP. These don't seem to apply to Windows 7because I can't find the local security or Turn User Account Control on or off options. I am the only one on the computer and I am the administrator
Gokul T
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Hi bbd4193,

Follow the methods listed below:

Method 1:

Follow the steps mentioned below and check if that fixes the issue:

1. Open control Panel and go to Administrative Tools.
2. In Administrative tools open Local Security Policy.
3. In Local Security Policy right click Software Restriction Policies and click “New Software Restriction Policy”.
4. Now Left click on software restriction policies and in the right-hand window you should see enforcement.
5. Double-click on enforcement and set the policy to apply to “ALL USERS EXCEPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS”

Approve the changes and check if you’re able to uninstall.

Method 2:

1. Click Start, type regedit and hit Enter.

Locate the following:

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

Create: DisableMSI      Type: REG_DWORD value = 0   (0 should allow you to install)

2. Browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\
 
Browse through and find your product. Delete the key relating to your product and this should allow the application to install.

In Windows 7, to turn off User Account Control (UAC) settings, you would have to move the slider to “Never notify me”. This selection disables UAC.

Note: You must restart your computer when you enable or disable UAC. Changing levels of notification does not require that you restart your computer.

Refer the link below for more information:

How do I change the behavior of User Account Control by using the slider?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-change-the-behavior-of-User-Account-Control-by-using-the-slider

What are User Account Control settings?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/What-are-User-Account-Control-settings

Hope this helps!


Regards,
Gokul - Microsoft Support
FCL78
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Hi Gokul,

I tired to follow the steps you explained but I could neither access Local Security Policy (I just can't find it under Admin tools) in method 1 or find Windows/Intaller under method 2 (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE I don't find find Windows\Installer.)

This seems to be all linked to error code 737D (the sql 2005 security update).

Hope you can help to find another way around this.

Cheers

FCL
DrlnNiki
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I believe because I'm running Win7 Home Edition is why I could not complete Method 1 or Method 2.1, however, I was able to complete Method 2.2. So after successfully uninstalling iTunes, I tried reinstalling it. Now I get an error that my Windows Installer may be the problem. Any suggestions on what to try next? Thanks.
henrypartridge
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This is for VISTA he's told you he has W7.  I have the same problem.  there is no local security policy in Administrative Tolls in W7
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in method 2.2 the problem isnt there. also i turned off the UAC and it still does it, wouldnt mind but its a game that was installed ok with patches and updates no problems in the install but due to not being win7 compatable there were loading problems so i uninstalled it to just put the basic on not the updates or addons and thats now why im geting this message
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I too am having this problem when I try to install itunes or Zune for my Windows phone on my pc.  Everything was fine untill I bought a new pc with the Windows 7 on it.  I'm seriously considering uninstalling Windows 7 and puting XP back on.  I would at least be able to update my ipod and phone like I would want to.  Can't someone there come up with a solution that will work for all of us?
Emil Prager
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I also had this very annoying problem. In my case it was solved by changing the UAC level 9details bellow). First, please notice that any disable/enable of the UAC requires a restart! (But only changing the level of the UAC does not require a restart as long as it is not a enable/disable event, that is, as long as the slider does not arrive in or came from the "Never notify me" position).

Steps I followed:
- temporarily disabled UAC (moving the slider to "Never notify me"), followed by a restart (required by this disabling);
- installed the app, then moving the UAC slider to the intermediary position between the default one and the "Never notify me"one (and a new restart was required).
After that, I could install the app without giving up completely to the UAC.


I did not want to disable UAC forever, being in a house with kids or other less experienced (on computers, particularly on windows) persons. UAC might be useful if they would not exaggerate it that much --- remember those funny commercials between the Mac guy and the PC (Vista) one, which was accompanied by a security guy which was asking him for confirmation on each Mac guy question and on each PC guy reply ;-) ?


PS: IMHO, this is a sample of some very annoying and incredibly abusive habits that Microsoft has related to its customers. (And it seems that it'll get even worse with the upcoming Windows 8...)
Being my computer, with a paid license for the OS and not part of a corporation, I think that I have the right to install whatever I want, even if that might hurt me: if an user is so stupid or naive to install malicious apps, so be it. At most, warn him/her, but do not forbid that using tools that are available only in the most expensive edition! (Or, if you insist, enforce the restriction only in those expensive editions!)
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I also had this very annoying problem. In my case it was solved by changing the UAC level 9details bellow). First, please notice that any disable/enable of the UAC requires a restart! (But only changing the level of the UAC does not require a restart as long as it is not a enable/disable event, that is, as long as the slider does not arrive in or came from the "Never notify me" position).

Steps I followed:
- temporarily disabled UAC (moving the slider to "Never notify me"), followed by a restart (required by this disabling);
- installed the app, then moving the UAC slider to the intermediary position between the default one and the "Never notify me"one (and a new restart was required).
After that, I could install the app without giving up completely to the UAC.


I did not want to disable UAC forever, being in a house with kids or other less experienced (on computers, particularly on windows) persons. UAC might be useful if they would not exaggerate it that much --- remember those funny commercials between the Mac guy and the PC (Vista) one, which was accompanied by a security guy which was asking him for confirmation on each Mac guy question and on each PC guy reply ;-) ?


PS: IMHO, this is a sample of some very annoying and incredibly abusive habits that Microsoft has related to its customers. (And it seems that it'll get even worse with the upcoming Windows 8...)
Being my computer, with a paid license for the OS and not part of a corporation, I think that I have the right to install whatever I want, even if that might hurt me: if an user is so stupid or naive to install malicious apps, so be it. At most, warn him/her, but do not forbid that using tools that are available only in the most expensive edition! (Or, if you insist, enforce the restriction only in those expensive editions!)


Don't know how you came up with this, but IT WORKS!  Thanks.  I was trying to update  the software on my new Blackberry Bold 9900 and got this error message.  Talk about being frustrated!!!  Don't know why the "error message" couldn't just tell us that the UAC must be set to "Never notify me" temporarily - instead they drive us crazy.

 

Thanks for saving me.

Ann M.

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Security Configuration managment is Local security policy. just anouther name. if you dot know what your talking about, dont make a comment.

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For me all of the above didn't work. I even disabled UAC and it still wouldn't install.  I went to the registry and deleted the DisableMSI key from HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer and then I went to the same,e location in HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer and deleted the DisableMedia key. Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0 installed after that. 
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