Windows 10: newly installed programs unable to write to disk following a clean Windows 10 install

Discus and support newly installed programs unable to write to disk following a clean Windows 10 install in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I built a new PC www.logicalincrements.com "excellent" build and did a clean install of Window 10 Home 64 bit. I then installed Steam, Battle.net, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by WarrenRBrown, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. newly installed programs unable to write to disk following a clean Windows 10 install


    I built a new PC www.logicalincrements.com "excellent" build and did a clean install of Window 10 Home 64 bit. I then installed Steam, Battle.net, and some games all on the C: drive, a 1Tb Intel 660p series M.2 2280 SSD.


    Some programs do not launch and give read/write access errors, others run but cannot save files to disk. Even when I run programs as administrator, give all groups full permissions, turn off firewall, re-install everything all over again...all of the newly the installed programs are unable to write to disk.


    It seems that permissions are wrong for everything I install. Is this an account setting? Or some security feature? I never experienced this problem before, and would love to fix it.

    :)
     
    WarrenRBrown, Mar 22, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 installing progs

    I decided to take the plunge and upgrade to windows 10 from 7. I used the Media Creation Tool from MS website. It took awhile, but I am finally running Windows 10 (12-14).

    I opened the new App & Program feature to remove programs that I no longer needed. Scrolling down the list, I was horrified! Apps that I didn't install somehow magically installed themselves. Two programs stood out: Facebook and Candy Crush Soda Saga. Both programs have those tale-tale icons that they came from Windows Store (which I've never even opened). The install date for both of them were on 12-26.

    Is this a common thing for Windows 10? Or is it because I did an upgrade and not a clean install?
     
    GoFigureItOut, Mar 22, 2020
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    exodusprime1337, Mar 22, 2020
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  4. newly installed programs unable to write to disk following a clean Windows 10 install

    Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Mar 22, 2020
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