You are wrong if you think that being an administrator gives you complete access and control over the whole system. Sometimes when you try to remove or delete some files or folders, you might have come around an error message saying “You require permission from TrustedInstaller”. If you have seen this error and want an easy way out, today we answer your question as to how to fix “You require permission from TrustedInstaller” error message. This is basically an added protection from Microsoft given to windows. Even though the computer is yours, Microsoft still ensures it takes authority as administrator in some matters that are ultimately for your benefit only.
There are numerous files and folders containing system files in Windows and Program files folders. TrustedInstaller is a built in account by Microsoft in Windows Vista,7 & 8. In order to rename some critical files or move them when you upgrade your pc, you need ownership of Trusted Installer to carry out this task otherwise it will deliver the same message “You require permission from TrsutedInstaller”.
This blog will guide you how to fix “You require permission from TrustedInstaller” error message in so many ways. Trust me you will find a collection of some well researched and tried and tested methods in this blog that you can use to gain ownership of TrustedInstaller. Read along and follow all methods step by step.
Please note that these methods work in most cases and please follow these methods at your own risk.
- 1 Method I- Take Ownership Using Windows Explorer
- 2 Method II- Take Ownership Using CMD
- 3 Using Disk Cleanup Wizard to delete Windows.old folder
- 4 TrustedInstaller Permission & CPU Fix for Windows 7/8/10
Method I- Take Ownership Using Windows Explorer
Step 1: To begin the process, right-click on the file that you want to delete and then click on Properties.
Step 2: In the Properties window, select the Security tab and then hit the “Advanced” tab present at the bottom of the window.
Step 3: Now in the next window that will open, you will see “Owner: TrustedInstaller” at the top, right next to this, you will see the Change option. Click on it.
Step 4: In the next step, type “Administrators” in the checkbox present below the option which says “Enter the object name to select.” After you type, click on Check Names tab present at the right side and then click on OK.
Keep in mind, that you write Administrator in the box if you are one. Otherwise, you can write the username that you are using the system.
Step 5: In the next step, tick the checkbox against the option “Replace owner on sub containers and objects.”
Step 6: Now in the Properties window, click on the Edit tab.
Step 7: Next choose the user name that you are using, like Administrators and then in the checklist below tick the box against Full Control. Click the OK option twice, and our new settings will save.
Method II- Take Ownership Using CMD
Step 1: As an Administrator, open the Command Prompt and type- “takeown /f “full path of the folder or drive” /R/D Y.” for example- “takeown /f “C:\Windows” /R/D Y.”
Step 2: You can also use this method for executable files like- “takeown / “C:\Windows\regedit.exe.” By this way, you would be able to take the ownership of regedit executable.
Using Disk Cleanup Wizard to delete Windows.old folder
Step 1: Open the Disk Cleanup wizard by pressing the Windows icon key and typing Disk Cleanup.
Step 2: In the Disk Cleanup Window that opens, click on Clean up system files option.
Step 3: A list of the system files that you get to delete will display. If the Windows.old folder is on your hard drive; then you will see the “Previous Windows Installation.” Tick the check box against it and click OK.
TrustedInstaller Permission & CPU Fix for Windows 7/8/10
Method I- Using Windows Module Installer
Step 1: Press the Windows key +R together and type msconfig in the box. Press Enter.
Step 2: Single out Windows Module Installer by unchecking it in the new window.
Step 3: Now open the Control Panel and click on System and Security. Next, open the Administrative Tools and then click on Services.
Step 4: Now again single out Windows Module Installer from the long list. Right click on it and then go to its Properties. Now click on the General tab and change the startup type to Manual.
Method II- Alter the Windows Update Settings
Step 1: Go to Control Panel and click on System and Security.
Step 2: Then select “turn automatic update on or off.” As you will click on this, four options will display on your screen.
- Install updates automatically
- Check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them
- Download updates, but let me choose whether to install them
- Never check for updates
From these options, you can choose any one that suits you the best. Though you might find the last option the most feasible and low on CPU usage, we would recommend you to choose the second alternative mentioned here.