Does not have sufficient privileges to access registry key

Wed, 2009-07-08 00:39 by udhaya_k · Forum/category:


Please help. I have a problem in installing some new applications.
Here is what is.

I was try to install ABBYY Finereader 7.0.
At the last stage of installation installer shows the error
Could not write value to key \Software\Classes\.frf.
Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support Personnel.

When i give ignore this list shows some another extensions as .frf. Those were


after finishing installation there was another error:

Access to Windows registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.frp7\ContentType\ is prohibited.

Here is what was I try to resolve.

1. open registry. Go to the Hkey_classes_root, then right click, select permissions, then give the full control to all users.

2. login by built-in administrator level then again try to install.

3. opened the gpedit.msc then change the properties enabled for windows installer, install always with privileges.

4. Opened mmc then create security templates and configure computer security settings now

But These steps couldnot give a solution.

Please help

Wrong error message

Wed, 2009-07-08 08:01 by admin

I don't know any solution for this, but it seems to me that you did all the right things. I would have done the same.

If these don't solve the problem, then the installer is defective and gave you a wrong error message. Sorry for not having anything better to say.

If the program was installed and is working, you could copy the offending registry keys from another computer where the program is also installed.

I got it

Sun, 2009-07-12 00:24 by udhaya_k

Thanks for your help. I finally found the problem. My mcafee antivirus blocked the registry changes. I found it by abby installation Log in temp folder & mcafee Access Protection Log. there was a line about protecting the changes in .frf and other keys by ABBYY.

Anyway thank you for your suggestions.

Very interesting

Sun, 2009-07-12 08:10 by admin

Thanks for reporting this. It seems that quite a few security programs, first and foremost the Norton/Symantec ones, but apparently also McAfee's, cause such problems.

How exactly did you solve the problem?

Just do it

Thu, 2009-07-16 00:06 by udhaya_k

I couldn't find a final solution. But i just uninstall mcafee. then install ABBYY then reinstall mcafee. But now i totally uninstall mcafee. bcoz everytime uninstalling when new software installation is not possible. I am very curious to find a final solution.

No Norton, no McAfee

Thu, 2009-07-16 06:22 by admin

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