1.    14 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    Who is "Trusted Installer?"

    Several times when I want to maybe rename or delete a file, I get a message that I have to get permission from "Trusted Installer" before I can do what I want, or need, to do.

    I'm the only user on this system and I have Administrator Privileges, so why am I not the 'Trusted Installer' ???

    Any solution to this dilemma would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
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  2.    14 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Microsoft is the trusted installer
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  3.    14 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,887
    Windows 10 Pro

    First, some misconceptions on your part. You are not "getting permission from" TrustedInstaller. TrustedInstaller is the owner of the file or directory, and you must override that ownership to allow your own account to work with those files.

    TrustedInstaller is a Windows built-in account, technical called NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller.

    TrustedInstaller is the owner of things like ProgramFiles, and Windows folders. When you install an application, the installer runs as the TrustedInstaller user. This is so that these folders can be prevented from being modified by normal users, such as if you accidentally ran a malware app. Even if you were silly enough to click Yes to the UAC prompt, it still could not overwrite the files.
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  4.    14 Aug 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951
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  5.    14 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 320
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    Thanks for the help!
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  6.    14 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 187
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Microsoft is the trusted installer
    I thought it was the cable guy....
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