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Unable to open new programs...

  1. #1

    Unable to open new programs...


    Do you want to allow a program from an unknown publisher make changes to your account?

    This pop up each time I want to open or make any changes to my computer
    I want to click yes but the yes button is grayed out.
    I tried running it as an administrator same thing.
    I can not make any changes

    Some how I must have changes a setting in the security or something.
    I just can't figure out what I did and
    NOW how to get it back to where it was so I can add new programs

    Can someone please help me

    thanks
    Mike

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if unblocking the file may be able to help.

    Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if unblocking the file may be able to help.

    Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    When I go to the USer accounts what ever I did before it will not allow me to even change the Account Control Settings. The same thing happens
    DO you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer
    I want to say yes but the YES button is blacked out
    I can only check No
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may help.
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  5. #5


    I would love to do a system restore but the computer will not allow me to make any changes. I am stuck.
    I want to log in as an administrator ...but it will not allow this either.

    What am I to do
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Mike,

    It may be best to reinstall Windows 8 from scratch since you have no administrator access.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    or

    Clean Install - Windows 8
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