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Windows 7: Unable to install Synaptics due to UAC

30 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Unable to install Synaptics due to UAC

Hi there,
I'm having some serious problem with touchpad driver installation on my laptop.
I did download original drivers from manufacturer official website for my touchpad (Synaptics), unfortunatetly I can't run them on my Windows 7 64-bit.

The pop-up says:

To install this application, the local security policy option 'User Account Control - Detect application installations and prompt for elevations should be enabled'

Well, this supposed to be easy to fix, but it isn't.

I did change the settings of Local Policies by enetering secpol.msc, Security Options -> User Account Control - Detect installations and prompt for elevations' - I switched it on, i.e. mark as enabled, but it didn't change anything.

The worst thing is that, after I've reboot the computer it seems to me that this change has been lost completely. I mean, I did check it once again and for some strange reason it changed to Disabled.

Switched it on again, tried to install driver -> same pop-up screen ;/

To install this application, the local security policy option 'User Account Control - Detect application installations and prompt for elevations should be enabled'

Does it mean, I'm lacking administrator priviliges or supposedly I meant to switch off other security options in order to install any drivers ?

I'm logged as administrator, but sometimes those settings do not remain changed, as they should ;/

Not to mention, that even with those settings changed I still can't install any driver on my original Windows 7 ;/

Can anyone help me out with this ?

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31 Jul 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Please fill in your System Specs the Link below will help you achieve this ..

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Have you tried Adjusting UAC settings ? .... Also turn off any Antivirus you may have ..

Could you please also run a System Scan and Post back the results ..

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I installed the latest from synaptics. I think 17. something.. When I installed it the message was driver couldn't be verified. Selected install anyway. Worked fine.
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