AVG 9 – Install Issues

I like AVG, it’s free, quiet, small and keeps me safe. But sometimes it can be frustrating to install. If you ever had any problems upgrading from version 8 or 8.5 to the latest release (V9), then check this out:


That will help you get rid of/work around the permissions/registry problems that sometimes crop up.

The message that you will see most often when there is a problem is this one:

“Local machine: installation failed
Error: Action failed for registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: creating registry key….
Access is denied.”

Have a look here for more:


Don’t forget that the info above is only for versions 8.0. 8.5 and 9.0. Versions 7.0 and 7.5 are not supported anymore and you will need to take some different steps – have a look here for more:


Here’s a video walkthrough for you: