Windows 10: Insufficient rights when creating Start Menu items during installation

  1.    28 Sep 2016 #1

    Insufficient rights when creating Start Menu items during installation

    Hi forum,

    I have an issue when installing software in general on my Windows 10 Pro installation.

    So far i've tried with Skype and VirtualBox and both installations are having issues when it comes to create the Start Menu shortcuts, i get the error and have to cancel the installation: The installer has insufficient privileges to access the directory: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Oracle VM VirtualBox. The installer cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator.

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    What i've tried so far:

    These steps have helped some users with the same issue, but i cant seem to catch a break, i still can't install software.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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  2.    28 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, you might be in luck if you try just relevant repairs related to permissions using's free repair tool, observing its several cautious steps.

    When did this start to happen? Ever since you installed/upgraded to Win 10? Since an update or some other event?

    Do you have any restore points prior to this starting?
    Or disk images?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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