Always getting "A referral was returned from the server"

Whenever I download a new program and attempt to install it I get the message "A referral was returned from the server". This includes Nvidia Win7 drivers. I have tried compatibility mode, but still get that error message!
I found out which setting in specific that was causing this problem for me; in Local Group Policy Editor under "Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options" User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated > Set to "Disabled" > Restart Computer/Log out then on/Refresh Desktop; Problem solved.

I hope this helps some of you out there!

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Last updated September 22, 2020 Views 124,298 Applies to: