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Windows 7: Installation Prevented By Policy

08 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 Professional
 
 
Installation Prevented By Policy

Hopefully someone can help.

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit with 4 gig of RAM - Dell 630i

Recently I must have changed something because when trying to install a new keyboard I get that error ' Installation Prevented by Policy '

Anyone give some hints ? Otherwise I might have to see if I can fix the problem by repairing my Windows 7 with the original CD/DVD.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Sarge

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08 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Could you please be a little more specific about what you changed as well as what keyboard you where installing.
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08 Feb 2012   #3

Win7 Professional
 
 
If I really knew

If I really knew what I changed, I would reverse it. The keyboard I'm trying to put on is a media keyboard and I have the cd for it but it won't load. Keeps giving me that 'group policy error'

Sarge
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09 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Have you tried to run the setup file as a admin?
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09 Feb 2012   #5

Win7 Professional
 
 
Run as Admin

I am the only user on this computer. Admin is standard.

Sarge
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09 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Just becous you are the admin on the computer does not mean you are running the program as an Admin. Open the disk find the serup file and right click it and select "Run as Administrator".

Come back ones you have done that.
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09 Feb 2012   #7

Win7 Professional
 
 
Group Policy

Thanks for your help. The cd opens and says cannot support this version of system. When googling Gigaware the only thing for drivers is a request to install 'Driver Manager' which is a farse

Hopefully someone will know about Group Policy and help me decipher what is preventing driver installation within the Group Policy whether as administrator or a user.

It's a policy and should be able to be changed to allow software driver installation regardless.

Sarge
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09 Feb 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

Sarge, I don't know if this will help, but here is a tutorial on Local Group policy editor. There are some other links at the bottom of the page that may help.
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09 Feb 2012   #9

Win7 Professional
 
 
Going For It

Thanks - I'll be getting into this in the evening.

Sarge
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09 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sarge69 View Post
Thanks for your help. The cd opens and says cannot support this version of system. When googling Gigaware the only thing for drivers is a request to install 'Driver Manager' which is a farse

Hopefully someone will know about Group Policy and help me decipher what is preventing driver installation within the Group Policy whether as administrator or a user.

It's a policy and should be able to be changed to allow software driver installation regardless.

Sarge
Um, If you get the error message that the system does not support the program you are installing. I would b quite sure that even if you bypass the Group Policy by disable it you will ones again run into the same problem.

Could you please give us information about the keyboard you are installin'. There are bilions of Media keyboards out there.

If you dont know the name of it alteast give us somne clues of how it looks and what brand it is.

Since the keyboard you might be trying to install does not support your Operating System. What do we know. Also please define to me what a Media keyboard is since most of the modern keyboards have fast buttons for media. Even my parents keyboard that where included with theyr PC 3 years ago had Media buttons.
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