I have an extremely frustrating problem in Windows 10. I'd like to install 3ds Max 2016 and a new Kodak app so I get at the pictures on my new phone. However, when installing 3ds I get a warning 1909 error stating that I do not have correct permissions to modify the start menu, basically, even though there is only one account on this PC and it has admin. The same issue happens with this Kodak app and again, I cannot add a shortcut to the start menu so it just gives up on the installation altogether.
I have tried a great many things to get this working, and you'll notice that these are the "fixes" you'll usually find on Microsoft. None of these have had any effect:
1) Taking permission of my entire C:\ProgramData directory.
2) Modifying it's security to remove the "read only" attribute. This doesn't work, and if you re-open the properties you'll see it was immediately set back to read-only. I have tried this on the individual start menu folder and all of the rest; it just resets.
3) Changing permissions to allow every user full access to the directory.
4) Creating a new administrator account to try installing - same errors.
5) Turning off inheritance rules and sharing with full access.
6) Installing as administrator, of course.
7) Giving regular users special permissions over ProgramData to allow full control.
8) One fix people have been suggesting on other forums is disabling read-only and hitting "retry" in the installer. This has no effect, the permissions are clearly either re-written immediately or my changes are being ignored without an error message.
This is really, really frustrating. I can't work on a book cover project right now and I can't get my pics of my recent camping trip off of my phone. Can't install any Adobe Creative Suite applications at all.