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Can't Install 3rd-Party App

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows-8.1

    Can't Install 3rd-Party App


    Processor: Intel Pentium G2020T @2.5 gHz
    Main RAM: 8 GB
    Windows 8.1 64-bit "Activated"
    Harddrive: 1 TB

    Trying to install Google "Sketchup" by executing google-sketchup_setup.exe

    Following sequence occurs with no error report:

    1. Double-click file in Windows Explorer

    2. Dialog box: "Do you want to run this file?" Click Run

    3. Screen blanks and dims. Dialog box: "Do you want to allow [Windows Command
    Processor] to make changes to this computer?" Sigh and click Yes

    4. Command (DOS-like) window: "SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\AWork\net
    \google-sketchup_setup.exe" now owned by user "BIGWRT\DenTV".
    processed file: C:\AWork\net\google-sketchup_setup.exe
    Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files
    Press any key to continue . . ." Press a key

    5. All install boxes close. But the desired program is not installed.

    I've used Windows-8 only a few months after years with -XP, don't understand key
    concepts and can't find comprehensible explanations. "Go to Admin Mode" has been
    suggested; how do I do that? "Make changes in 'Local Control;' how do I invoke
    that? Changing the "UAC" has no effect. I understand that Microsoft is trying to
    prevent malicious software installation, but this is ridiculous!

    Thanks for your attention.

    --rlsj

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  2. #2


    Posts : 18
    Windows-8.1

    Another Uninstallable App


    The exact same result as above has just been obtained for
    "C:\AWork\net\install_flashplayer14x32au_mssa_aaa_aih.exe"

    Does no one have a suggestion?

    --rlsj
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Does no one have a suggestion?
    A suggestion---

    Maybe open Task Manager & click File tab & create a new task with administrator capabilities ?

    Picture---

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  4. #4


    Posts : 18
    Windows-8.1


    Thank you, Mr. Bailey, for the suggestion. Applying it solved the problem.

    A couple of quibbles: Fortunately Windows-XP taught me to invoke "Task Manager" via Ctrl-Alt-Del (bowing low to capricious Microsoft programmers who haven't quite changed everything!), and "Run New Task," not "create a new task" is found under the File _menu_, not the File _tab_, of which none exists. Is there a deliberate intent to raise the level of associative intelligence among users of Windows-8?

    How can I inform Microsoft that requiring Admin Mode to bypass restrictions is the most dangerous way to install new apps?

    Thank you again

    --rlsj
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    How can I inform Microsoft that requiring Admin Mode to bypass restrictions is the most dangerous way to install new apps?

    https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    Glad I could help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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