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Can't install anything!!

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    Can't install anything!!


    So, I am on my new Windows 8 computer. I tried to install both Apple iTunes and Adobe Flash Player. Both of the installers show in my task manager, however they NEVER open!!
    I'm getting really annoyed by this. I'm able to install things like FireFox and Google Chrome. I don't know what to do.

    Anyone else who can help?? I tried a system restore already.


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    windows 8


    I'm having the same problem, except I can't even install Chrome. No .exe files will even open for me. Hope we get a solution soon!! It is really annoying.
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    Hello YoungDragron and sondray. Welcome to EightForums.

    Try www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=3047 first and we'll take it from there. If for some reason it says it cannot fix files, open the log file as per instruction in the tutorial.
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    windows 8


    just now installed windows 8 but facing problems in installing apps from store.
    its showing pending but no downloading and after sometime it comes msg that apps were not installed. I was trying to install tunein and espn apps. these were once cancelled the installing by me so i can't reinstall now.
    help me.
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    I can't believe Windows 8 is so complicated!! Will be taking the new Laptop back to the store, I don't have the patience to try and figure out every little detail for simple applications. But thanks for trying to help.
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    Found a solution. Apparently, what I found was that I also couldn't open Camtasia Studio. Fortunately, while going through my settings, I found "Restore to factory settings" and that's what worked for me.
    HippsieGypsie, I tried what you did and I kept receiving error messages while it was scanning.
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    Windows 8.1

    I had the same problem- This is how I fixed it


    Quote Originally Posted by YoungDragon View Post
    So, I am on my new Windows 8 computer. I tried to install both Apple iTunes and Adobe Flash Player. Both of the installers show in my task manager, however they NEVER open!!
    I'm getting really annoyed by this. I'm able to install things like FireFox and Google Chrome. I don't know what to do.

    Anyone else who can help?? I tried a system restore already.

    I was having the same problem- I couldn't install anything I downloaded from the internet on my Windows 8.1 computer.

    I solved it by.
    1. Selecting the downloaded program you want to install- Click the check box to the left of the file
    2. At the top of the File Explorer Window click the "Manage" Tab
    3. Click "Run as Administrator"

    I seems you have to do these steps even though you are already logged onto you computer as an administrator.

    Hope this helps
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