Windows 10: Third party software installation

  1.    19 May 2016 #1

    Third party software installation

    My pc was working okay for alomost a year with WIndows 10 but now I have a problem on both my laptop and desktop with software not loading.
    I have tried loading some old software that I already have running and get the same error message

    required priviledge is not held by the client.
    Is there some new Microsoft update that is causing this?

    I tried altering the UAC but this does nothing.

    I tried loading Civilization which used to work but the setup progame failed, with the error
    Failed to load DSETUP DLL

    Any suggestions?
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  2.    19 May 2016 #2

    Before attempting any repairs, please create a disk image or at least a Win 10 System Image written to external storage as a means of recovery should sthg go wrong. (You should use disk imaging routinely anyway- a good way to recover from sthg like this).


    If it's a permissions issue, try's repair tool (free).
    This offers a number of permissions repairs. Use only the ones you need.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 May 2016 #3

    Thanks for the download link but I get the same message for this software so can't run it. The PC was working up to couple of days ago. I tried restoring to last week but it failed that too.
    I went into the Microsoft pages first and checked my HDD permissions but they seem okay, I log on as administrator and have full rights at access all files and folders with read write permissions.
    Changing compatibility settings also does no good.
    I tried to re install some video editing software that I put on yesterday but it gave the error message quoted, as did whatsapp but the HDD controler reinstalled without a problem, as did Tor and a download manager, zip and Skype, not sure why some software installs and others doesn't
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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