Administrator Policies

  irfman87 19:49 18 Nov 07

Hi, I have this really anoying problem that occurred recently. I am trying to install a game but it keeps saying "Adminstrator has set policies to prevent this installation". But I am admin. I searched everywhere and tried what everyone has said but I still have this problem.

I am on Windows XP SP2. If anyone can find me this solution I would be extremely happy!


  SANTOS7 20:04 18 Nov 07

A registry fix should rid you of this issue.
Firstly i would back up your registry.

then follow;


********* = name of game and delete this key

hope this makes sence,good luck...

  irfman87 20:16 18 Nov 07

Hi, I tried what you said, but the Im trying to install is not even on the products list. That is wierd. HELP!

  skidzy 20:31 18 Nov 07

Hi Santos me ol mucker :-))

What is the game in question ?

  irfman87 20:34 18 Nov 07

Its Need for Speed Carbon.

  skidzy 20:42 18 Nov 07

Have you ever had Norton installed on the problematic computer ?

click here

  irfman87 20:44 18 Nov 07

No, Ive never had norton installed.

  skidzy 20:46 18 Nov 07

click here

Forget my above post,i misread the page,sorry.

Try disabling your antivirus and install the game.Make sure your disconnected from the web first.

  irfman87 21:08 18 Nov 07

I tried that before, that didnt work.

  SANTOS7 18:01 19 Nov 07

hey skidzy, sorry i missed ya, if ya look in again "WOTCHA"

couple of things to try irfman87

1. Open a CMD.EXE prompt.
2. Type msiexec /unregister and press Enter.
3. Type msiexec /regserver and press Enter.


Reinstall the Windows Installer from Microsoft website. click here

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