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  1. Posts : 474
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    Have to right-click to get installers to run (Solved)


    I have a thread in this forum,

    APC PowerChute Startup Problems

    which is not getting any responses; thus this new thread with a title that perhaps will get me some support: In trying to fix the problem in my other thread, I have found that in order to run program installers, I have to right-click on them and choose to run as administrator. There is only one Windows profile, so the user is always the administrator.

    This problem only started a day or two ago. Perhaps is was caused by running the usual DISM.exe steps to find and fix problems, as I suspect is only appeared after I had done that--but I don't know for certain. Any way, as always, help would certainly be appreciated.
    Last edited by Not Myself; 3 Weeks Ago at 14:07.
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    What happens when you double click program setup executable file?
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  3. Posts : 474
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    FreeBooter said: View Post
    What happens when you double click program setup executable file?
    Thanks for replying so quickly.

    Nothing (at least as far as I can recall): I get the same error that I was seeing in my first thread, and which I should have put in the original post in this one, that Windows cannot find the file, etc. I definitely see that with a first click, an error I have never seen before when trying to install a new program.
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    Thanks. I downloaded and ran the MS troubleshooter, which opened without my having to right-click on it. Program ran; when it came to the list of specific programs to check for install problems, I had to chose the not-listed option per the on-screen instructions.

    Program finished quickly, so I looked at the results listing, which indicated that no problems were found. That's all the time and/or energy I have for this today. I will continue testing (translation: "fiddling") tomorrow.
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  6. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    You can repair install Windows 10 without losing your personal files and installed programs.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7. Posts : 474
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    FreeBooter said: View Post
    You can repair install Windows 10 without losing your personal files and installed programs.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    Yes, I know and have done that a few times; furthermore, I've been pondering if doing that might not be the wisest, even easiest. way of solving whatever it is that needs solving. If it does not, then nothing but some time would have been expended in vain.

    I take if, by your posting this that it is your advice. That sentence is a bit unintentionally amusing, at least to me: I often wonder why people post messages with language along these lines, "I have problem?". When I see that I wonder if they don't even know if they have a problem and expect others to tell them. Then I wrote the first sentence of this paragraph and had to wonder if a question mark is needed. Without one, it is a simple declaration that I understand your intention, whereas adding a question mark makes it read to the effect of my asking if it is in fact such.

    I don't know that I shall ponder this further?...
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    Not Myself said: View Post

    Yes, I know and have done that a few times; furthermore, I've been pondering if doing that might not be the wisest, even easiest. way of solving whatever it is that needs solving. If it does not, then nothing but some time would have been expended in vain.

    I take if, by your posting this that it is your advice. That sentence is a bit unintentionally amusing, at least to me: I often wonder why people post messages with language along these lines, "I have problem?". When I see that I wonder if they don't even know if they have a destination port problem and expect others to tell them. Then I wrote the first apipa sentence of this paragraph and had to wonder if a question mark is needed. Without one, it is a simple declaration that I understand your intention, whereas adding a question mark makes it read to the effect of my asking if it is in fact such.

    I don't know that I shall ponder this further?...
    So it was a Microsoft bug that prevented you from installing the App? You must have wasted a lot of your energy.
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    Perejon said: View Post
    So it was a Microsoft bug that prevented you from installing the App? You must have wasted a lot of your energy.
    I did not say that.

    I have a feeling that I now know what the problem was, and also very likely know what caused it. A power outage of some seven hours today, unusual for here, has set me back from doing what I intended to do this morning, to see if doing that will fix what appears to be the only remaining problem; an action now slated for tomorrow. I certainly hope that my theory proves to be correct.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I had expected to be able to report that the one step I was going to take was successful; it definitely was not.

    On the assumption that the only two programs reinstalled after the problem with last week's Windows update, Powerchute and Snagit might interfere with the download of the program that creates an ISO, I deleted both and restarted before starting the updating process. As an aside, despite the problems with getting Powerchute to run, nonetheless it did work, as shown when I restarted the computer after yesterday's power outage: The machine had clearly gone into hibernation as Powerchute is supposed to do.

    I started the process of creating the ISO, answered the various questions that lead to starting the install of Windows. The last thing I saw was that the install process of Window 10 was at 2%. Sadly, the first thing I saw this morning was that, rather than the expected sleeping computer after the install had finished, was the Windows screen that says a problem had been encountered, some data was being gathered, and the computer will restart soon.

    I have seen that screen a few times and not once did the computer restart. I turned the machine off, as there appeared to be nothing else that could be done. Restarted it, and eventually arrived at the log-on page. Logged on, and at least I was back to where I had been when I started the ISO process.

    I am now at a complete halt, having no idea whatsoever as to what I need to do to get a new copy of Windows installed. I did take a look at the Event Manager; all I found was one entry that indicated when the shutdown took place; there may be more information as to why that took place, but if so, I don't know where to look.
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    Let's check this is set up correctly.

    Assuming you are trying to do an in-place upgrade repair install, please first confirm that the build of the iso matches your installed build.

    What is your installed build? windows key + r, winver - or simply say if it's 1803, 1809, 1903 for example.

    Please confirm (just to be sure) you started the upgrade repair like this:
    log in normally
    Rt click iso
    Mount the iso
    Open the newly created drive in file explorer
    Double click setup.exe

    Assuming all the above is ok, and it failed, then star tby doing these basic checks:
    From an admin command or Powershell prompt run
    chkdsk c: /scan

    (This checks only).

    If ok, continue, else post the result.
    Make sure you have acurrent disk image (Macrium Reflect - free- e.g.) - so you have a second chance in case your PC becomes unbootable.

    Make sure you have at least 30Gb (say) free on C:
    Now disable any security software.
    Do a clean boot.
    Disconnect any unnecessary peripherals.
    Now start the upgrade repair again, but this time choose not to accept updates. (Disconnect the internet too to make sure).

    Note the progress, and write down any error message exactly as displayed.

    Log files:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...sion-of-window
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