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I'm having a problem where I try to install programs and the installer won't open. Usually, restarting my computer works and I can then install, but I don't understand why it wouldn't be able to run them without a restart first. Any suggestions? I've tried running as an administator as well, and it brings up the permission dialogue box but it still won't work

Update in response to comments: I've been having this issue with every installer.

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which programs do you try to install? Give us more details. –  magicandre1981 Feb 28 '13 at 15:02
    
Agreed with @magicandre1981 is this all installers or certain ones. Some installers will check the Windows version and/or additional programs running. –  Brad Patton Feb 28 '13 at 16:22
    
@magicandre1981 it's an issue I've been having with anything I try to install from Google Chrome to large games (Path of Exile, Assassin's Creed III, etc.) –  Wes Mar 1 '13 at 13:00
    
For example, I'm currently attempting to install Picasa (Google's photo viewing/"editing" software), and while it asks me if I want to give it permission to run as an administrator AND I can see Picasa running in my task manager, no installer appears –  Wes Mar 1 '13 at 13:13
    
run Process Monitor in background, maybe this gives you more details what is wrong: channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/… channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/… –  magicandre1981 Mar 1 '13 at 20:05

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