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  • My computer won't let me install programs, every time I try I'll get:  the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation.  I go through the administrator/owner side and it still won't let me, could somebody help figure out how to change the policies?

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 4:17 AM


  • Hi, thanks for the post. I suggest you first try the following steps regarding the issue:


    1.       Click Start, go to Start Search.

    2.       Type regedit and press Enter.

    3.       Locate the entry: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

    4.       Then, please check if DisableMSI is set to 0, if so, please change it to 1.

    5.       Please restart the computer and check the result.


    Meanwhile, you can also check the following thread for related solutions:


    The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation



    Hope this helps!

    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5:41 AM