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Windows 7: External HD cannot install "prevented by policy"

20 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
External HD cannot install "prevented by policy"

Hi, new here, so this thread may be in the wrong section...

I have an external HD, plug & play, that I cannot install on Win7. When I try, I get the error message "due to policy". I know this has something to due with the Admin configs, but I don't know how to change them. How do I do this?

here is a screen shot of the error message, this may help to answer the question:

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20 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

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22 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Blocking Installation of Removable Devices - Windows 7 Tutorial

This should help you decipher something on this topic.:)
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