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Thread: Unable to download updates

  1. #1
    runnercon is offline Beginner
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    Mar 2009

    Default Unable to download updates

    I want to download updates from Toshiba and Adobe. I am being prevented by messages such as "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation".

    As the administrator I am not aware of any changes I have made to create this problem.

    I would welcome any suggestions to overcome the problem.
    I have tried altering the permissions in the UAC without success.

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    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
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    Jun 2008


    Maybe you have logged in through your standard account. Try logging in through the Admin account.

  3. #3
    jevans is offline New Member
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    Nov 2009


    This is my Main problem...My computer has decided it don't want anymore Updates!!
    I am in the process of downloading Vista service pack 1 Again!! in hopes it will let me download the service pack 2>>> cross your fingers for me.

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    rkonit is offline Gold Member
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    Jul 2008
    Pilani, India


    If the problem due to Account. You need to login into Admin account.
    You can enable built-in Administrator account by executing following command under elevated command prompt.

    Or your PC might be infected by virus/malware etc.. Scan your PC with good AV program.
    and follow these step to get rid of the Windows Installer restriction.

    Run gpedit.msc
    And follow Local Group Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Adminitrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Installer

    and Select Disable Windows Installer and change it to Disabled

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