Last Updated on March 23, 2018
If you are getting an error something in the lines of “The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation” while installing any software package on your Windows system, the chances are that you are doing something wrong.
This error is among the many that Windows users have to face including lots of bugs and silly errors that most of us have no idea about.
Most of the time, though, an error is accompanied by an error number like error 0x80004005 which helps the users to find out what it is all about. However in this case, where the Windows simply tells you nothing about what kind of error this is, finding a solution becomes an ache to get rid off.
Fortunately for you, solving “The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation” error is easy to solve. In this post, we will discuss the procedure by which you will be able to install anything on your PC without worrying about the administrator permissions and other minute details.
How to fix the System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation error?
So, you are trying to install/uninstall a sweet app to (or from) your Windows PC and then this stupid error is bugging you. The error is actually asking you to take permission from the administrator account in order to let you install any bunch of software on that PC. “But I’m already using an admin account!“, you might say.
Well, you are not. What you are currently logged on is a sorta’ pseudo administrator account which is provided by default by Windows to prevent you from messing your PC up.
To solve the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation error, you must change your current account to a true administrator account in order to proceed with the installation. Here are the steps.
- Search for
cmdin the start menu search. Look for the
Command Promptin the search results. Right click on it and press on Run as administrator.
net user administrator /active:yeswithout quotes. Hit Enter. It should say, “The command completed successfully”.
- Close the command prompt. Restart your PC.
After your PC starts, you will see a new user account with the name “Administrator“. Click on it to log in. In this account, you can install or remove anything you want.
This will stop the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation error from ever popping again on your PC. If you have any problems in following the procedure or anything else, please use to comment section to tell us.