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    Attempts to Install Applications Trigger Insufficient Error Messages

    I am the sole user of a Windows 7 computer and the only Administrator. I have full control and permissions to Modify, Read & Execute, Read, and Write.

    That having been said, I'm aware that there are times when right-clicking the command "Run as Administrator" is necessary to launch an existing program. While I cannot recall having to do it, I may have been required to use this command to install specific applications as well.

    Lately, I've experienced failed attempts to install a few applications that present me with an error message telling me that the installation cannot finish because "the installer has insufficient privileges" to access the Windows 7 Start Menu or the ProgramData directory. Using the "Run as Administrator" command makes no difference.

    I've attached a recent error message. I would appreciate insight about why this happens and what I need to do to prevent it. TIA for your responses.

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    You could try disabling antivirus during the installation of PDFill:

    "... right-click the exe and select "Run as Administrator" to install. You must turn off your Firewall and any Antivirus software."

    Problems when you download and install PDFill

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    When I started using Windows 8, there was an application that behaved like this. It was the only one and I blame the app, as all others installed fine. I would think that you are facing a similar situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieV View Post
    I am the sole user of a Windows 7 computer and the only Administrator. Using the "Run as Administrator" command makes no difference.
    Ronnie,

    Hello... You can click on the Folder\File and using a free program add "Take ownership " to your right click context menu Winbubble Just download and install..Then take ownership of that folder\file ...good to go....Also there are lots of useful "tweaks" Regards Fred
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    SOLVED. Fred, I had a script in my context men that allows me to take ownership of files and folders. When I used to take ownership of the Start Menu, my program installed. Thanks for your help and everyone else who replied!

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