Windows 10: Who is "Trusted Installer?" Solved


  1. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       14 Aug 2015 #1

    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,
    TechnoMage
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,841
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       14 Aug 2015 #2

    Microsoft is the trusted installer
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Aug 2015 #3

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.   My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2015 #5

    Thanks for the help!
    TM
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    14 Aug 2015 #6

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Microsoft is the trusted installer
    I thought it was the cable guy....
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi In Windows 10, how I do not display the "Life at a glance" and "Play and explore" columns of the Start menu? Thanks Bye
Hi, as with many I have upgraded to Windows 10 today and it is going well except for the fact I am unable to save any files or create new ones in the Documents and Pictures folders or any sub-folders within these folders, and I have no idea why it...
The library entries just wont stay the way I leave them. I have just arranged my libraries and deleted the two mentioned folders, then they appeared againd and made a mess of my tasbar... :( This is a serious problem because of how I use the library...
I have upgraded 5 machines and clean installed 3 machines. Experienced an issue with one machine with continuous corruption problems After the 3rd attempt I discovered that even with a Clean Install of Win 10 I get unrepairable errors - Sorry...
Solved Trusted Installer in General Support
Have successfully updated all iterations for W10 up to the present 10166. When first started after this install the computer froze when trying to open Edge and also on a couple of other Apps. I did a scannow and a dism, both showing faults, and...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:08.
Find Us