Windows 10: Blocked programs and not full administrator rights?

  1.    02 May 2015 #1

    Blocked programs and not full administrator rights?


    So both me and my friend upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10, at first everything was going fine the OS worked perfectly and it felt very fluid however when we attempted to install or play certain games/programs we encountered that we were no longer able to control whether to allow them to be used or installed?

    The 2 programs that we encountered this on was installing Nvidia PhysX and playing a game named Infestation Thailand.

    The message I received when I attempted to play Infestation Thailand was that the Administrator had blocked this program from running however I never blocked it and strangely enough upon first install the game booted up fine whereas now I cannot even open the launcher without it saying that.

    My friend said that it told him that the administrator has blocked him from installing this program (Nvidia PhysX).

    Now bare in mind that both of us where adminstrators on Windows 7 and also we were both able to play Infestation Thailand and install PhysX without any issues.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    03 May 2015 #2

    First, you have to understand that just because your account is set to be an administrator, this has nothing to do with the message you received. The message is due to restrictions set in Group Policy (which is something usually configured by enterprise administrators).

    More than likely, this is a case of something messing with the registry. Did you run any registry cleaners, or attempt to use any "system optimization" tools? These tools are created for older versions of the OS and are unaware of changes in the new OS and therefore can cause problems.

    Another option is whether you used some kind of hack or tool to customize the OS in any way?

    If all else fails, you may have to reinstall from clean base image.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    04 May 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    First, you have to understand that just because your account is set to be an administrator, this has nothing to do with the message you received. The message is due to restrictions set in Group Policy (which is something usually configured by enterprise administrators).

    More than likely, this is a case of something messing with the registry. Did you run any registry cleaners, or attempt to use any "system optimization" tools? These tools are created for older versions of the OS and are unaware of changes in the new OS and therefore can cause problems.

    Another option is whether you used some kind of hack or tool to customize the OS in any way?

    If all else fails, you may have to reinstall from clean base image.
    Okay so I have not installed any mods or cleaners since I have installed Windows 10 however a long time ago I think I did but that was on my old OS so do you think that it could still be affecting Windows 10?

    After hours of me trying to trouble shoot my friends computer I managed to fix his administration problems however his start button no longer worked we fixed this by using the windows tool which allows you reinstall windows and delete pretty much everything. He told me today that everything is working as usual but I'm not sure he has tried installing PhysX again.

    Would it be a good idea to simply reinstall my Windows as well?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    04 May 2015 #4

    That's probably the best way to go about it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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