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Unable to install Teamviewer on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Installing Teamviewer on Windows 7 and Windows 8, has an error message of “rollback framework could not be initialized, installation aborted”.

To resolve this issue login to an administrator user account.

Go to an elevated command prompt and enable the hidden admin account.

Click on the link below, to check on how to open an elevated command prompt using Windows 7.

To open an elevated command prompt in Windows 10 check out link below:

Type:  net user administrator /active:yes

If the command prompt is not elevated you will receive this error:

System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied.

However if the command is successful, it will show:

The command completed successfully.

After activating the hidden administrator account, log off or switch user to the newly enabled administrator account. And login to the hidden administrator account that was just activated.

At the administrator account, try installing the team viewer again and you will be able to successfully install the team viewer.

Don't install the team viewer using the command prompt, log off or reboot and login to the newly activated admin account and double click on the team viewer installer.

If there is a confirmation whether to install or run the software click on "Run" and follow the on-screen instruction of the teamviewer  to install the software.

If you don't have administrator account on the computer, enabling the hidden admin account will not be possible.


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  1. Ist ja okay, wenn ich aber das Passwort für den Administrator nicht mehr weiß, was dann

  2. you forgot the administrator password? or you haven't turn on?
    well if you really forgot your password, then you will need some third party tools or you can just format your PC.
    But of course, you need to backup all your data.

  3. did not work, yes i was elevated "system 32", yes it read "completed successfully"

    1. after enabling the administrator account. Log off, then logon again using the newly enabled administrator account. then do the installation from there using GUI not using the command prompt.

  4. access is denied ! I cant do it :(

    1. is it your own PC? or company's PC?
      you need the password of the administrator to enable the hidden admin account.

  5. it worked thanks
    net user administrator /active:yes

  6. net user administrator /active:yes

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