Error "This app has been blocked for your protection" while installing driver on Windows 10

Original title: Windows 10

Hi. I have such kind of problem. When i try to install driver for my notebook that i downloaded from its site(ACER), windows doesn't let.User Account Control blocks it and says "This app has been blocked for your protection" :(

Thanks in advance

Try turning off UAC temporarily.

Press Windows key + Q

Type: turn off user account control

Hit Enter

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Thanks. I tried that way, did't help

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Hello Vuqar,

 

Thank you for getting back to us with an update.

 

Which driver you're trying to install?

 

It might be because, the driver doesn't have a valid Certificate or might be outdated driver. Suggest you to check downloading the same driver again to see if it allows you to install. If not try to download some other older driver (I.e. either Windows 8.1 or Windows 7) to see if they install correctly.

 

If incase problem still persist, then try like this.

 

* Press Widows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).

* Type net user administrator /active:yes into it and hit Enter Key.

* Now logout and login with Administrator account. You can find the account on bottom left of your login screen. Once you enable it.

* Now try to install the driver from that account to see if goes correctly.

* Done. Now login back with the original account to see if the driver appears to be installed in Control Panel.

Note: Disable the administrator account once you finish the troubleshooting. Just replace Yes with No in above command line to do it.

 

Keep us posted the outcome.

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Last updated October 21, 2020 Views 1,406 Applies to: