App has been blocked in Windows 10 [Fixed]

windows 10

Recently I was trying to install a Graphic tablet driver on my Windows 10 machine but for some reason, Windows was blocking the driver installation software. The error message was “This app has been blocked for your protection” as shown below.

this app has been blocked

To fix this issue we have to make some changes in “Local Group Policy Editor” in Windows 10.

Type gpedit in a search bar in your Windows menu & click on “Local Group Policy Editor” as shown below.

gpedit windows 10

Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10

local group policy editor

Navigate to Computer Configuration as shown below.

system configuration gpedit

Now double click on Windows Settings under computer configuration as shown below.

gpedit windows settings

Now double click on Security Settings as shown below.

security settings gpedit

Now double click on Local Policies as shown below.

gpedit local policies

Now click on Security Options as shown below.

gpedit security options

Now on the right side look for a property named “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” as shown below.

user account control admin approval

Now double click on “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” property to open up it’s settings as shown below.

user account control

Change the security setting to Disabled & click Apply as shown below.

user account control settings

You should see a notification that you must restart your computer to turn off User Account Control as shown below.

user account control restart computer

Restart your computer & this time your Application should work fine. If any problems let me know in the comment section below.

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