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    Can't install Office 2013: System administrator has blocked this program

    Trying to install Office 2013 on a Windows 10 system and getting an error when double-clicking on setup.exe on the DVD: "Your system administrator has blocked this program". I am logged in as the only user on this system, with Local Administrator privileges.

    Next, created a folder on the C drive; copied the Office 2013 DVD contents; went into Properties / Security on the folder and gave full permissions to every type of User (Authenticated User, Local Administrator, Group Administrator). Saved the changes and tried to run setup.exe from the folder on the hard drive with the same error message.

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    Is this the only install that fails?

    Have you changed any security settings on the machine?

    Joe

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    Have you tried right click > Run as Admin?

    cheers, Paul

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    I ended up having to backup the files and do an OS restore. After this, the install worked properly. My thanks to the replies / suggestions.

    @JoeP517: No security settings were intentionally changed on the system. I did not try any other apps but that would have been a good troubleshooting approach to take.

    @Paul T: Yes, I did try the Run as Admin route.

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