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Windows 7: I cannot install programs in Windows 7

17 Sep 2010   #1
amonty86

windows 7 premium, 64bit
 
 
I cannot install programs in Windows 7

Here's the error I get

This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

The programs I want to install have an option to run as administrator but i am not allowed to select it even though I am the administrator. What can I do?

I run Windows 7 Home premium Please help I am about to loose it.


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17 Sep 2010   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi amonty86,

Is this just a certain piece of software or is it with all software?
Is it an .exe file that you are trying to run?

If you right click the install file and then select 'run as administrator' does that help?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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17 Sep 2010   #3
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Are you downloading these programs off the Internet?, because if you don't download the full package the program will not download and it fails the error you have come up with will happened.
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17 Sep 2010   #4
amonty86

windows 7 premium, 64bit
 
 
re

JDobbsy1987

it does that same thing with a few programs, including java and other updates. I am unable to select the run as administrator option. I can see it but i cannot select it. any ideas?

andyeah, the programs are all downloaded from the vendor. so far they are not being helpful.
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17 Sep 2010   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Is your user defiantly in the administrator group?

Click Start >> Right Click Computer >> Click Manage >> Select Local Users and Groups >> Then Select Groups >> Double Click Administrators.

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17 Sep 2010   #6
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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17 Sep 2010   #7
amonty86

windows 7 premium, 64bit
 
 

man I dont even see the local users and tools tab

Running CCcleaner also failed, same error
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17 Sep 2010   #8
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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17 Sep 2010   #9
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well if CCleaner failed then i suppose Super Anti Spyware will too

Click Start >> Right Click Computer >> Properties >> Click the System Protection (on left side) >> Select System Restore.

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Does it let you get this far?


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17 Sep 2010   #10
amonty86

windows 7 premium, 64bit
 
 

yeah, I do not have local users and groups, My list jumps from shared folders to performance
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