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Unable to install in Windows 10: "Insufficient privileges"

asked 2018-11-25 07:16:44 +0100

Vagrarian gravatar image

I was using LibreOffice when it updated to the newest version (6.1.3) when it encountered a problem and said the installation failed as there were insufficient privileges and telling me to log in as administrator or to contact my system administrator. This is my personal computer; I'm the only one who uses it, and my account is the administrator account. After the installation failed, I found that there was no Libreoffice functionality on my computer at all; the old version had been uninstalled. I tried to reinstall version 6.0.7 but that wouldn't work either. How can I get Libreoffice back on my computer? I need it for many personal projects.

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Do you run any antivirus that could prevent the installation? Check your login to see if you are an admin?

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2018-11-25 08:56:50 +0100 )edit

Check the Windows Event Viewer for errors regarding the installation.

Also, are you using Defender?

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2018-11-25 13:09:47 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-11-25 17:04:20 +0100

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Well, it seems to have resolved. I shut down the computer and came back the next morning, and gave it another shot to see what would happen, and it loaded and installed with no problem. I don't know what happened but it's working now. I guess I should remember that for future issues.

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answered 2018-11-25 21:50:34 +0100

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For any others who search on this question, it would be helpful to note that LibreOffice makes a "portable" version available that can be installed or run from USB without admin privileges under Windows. It is available from:

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