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Why can't I uninstall any program?

by longyng / September 17, 2009 8:06 AM PDT

Please help!

Any time I try to uninstall any program from my Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition, a message "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation" pop up.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help...


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Standard User
by jeff_windows_team / September 18, 2009 7:58 AM PDT
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Same Uninstall problem, different symptoms
by slurswhentalking / October 3, 2009 3:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Standard User

I'm also running Windows Vista, 64-bit on a Gateway DX4800-05e. Initially the problem is that I can't connect to the internet. I installed a PCI card but my computer won't recognize any disc in the cd-drive as anything but "blank" so I can't install the drivers.

I've traced this problem back (I think) to the Norton 360 that came on the computer when I purchased it not 6 months ago. It ran out and I only had problems AFTER I bought the 2 year upgrade, maybe 2 weeks ago. I tried to uninstall Norton but "The system cannot find the path specified". Can I just delete the Norton files and call it a day or would that only complicate my problem?

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I wouldn't delete Norton
by qqqq88 / October 5, 2009 3:52 AM PDT

I have heard that Norton has files spread deeply throughout the system and is a pain to uninstall. If you must I believe there is a special tool out there to use, I can't find the link but someone else here probably has it. But be careful you don't mess up your OS.

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Uninstalling Norton
by Doh_1 / October 9, 2009 11:05 AM PDT

I recently uninstalled Trend Micro Internet Security, and it was quite a process. I went to the Trend Micro site (you should go to the Symantec site) and looked up how to uninstall it. None of the methods given there worked, so I ended up calling them up for support and they talked me through removing all the files and registry information manually, ick. I'd suggest that you follow a similar plan, look on the internet for how to remove the specific product and version that you have. Norton has some special removal tools due to the pervasiveness of their software, but there's lots of information out there about how to do this.


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Same issue ...
by sexygolfrgal / June 22, 2010 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Standard User

I can't uninstall or install any programs or program updates. I am running the same version of windows vista. I am the system administrator and am listed as such. Does anyone know how to rectify this problem?

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Every problem is different.
by Papa Echo / June 23, 2010 6:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Same issue ...

Start a new thread[topic].

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