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Opera won't launch on Windows 10 Enterprise - HELP!

  • My work computer runs Windows 10 Enterprise.
    Of course I started out by wanting to install Opera (as administrator), but after the installation seemingly finishes without any trouble, I am unable to launch Opera.
    It simply doesn't load.
    I've tried entering disabling of hardware acceleration, but to no avail: It just won't run.
    What could possible be wrong and how do I make the browser work?

    (NB: I've even tried to install the portable version, as I gathered there might have been a deeper admin level, I had no access to.
    Again: No avail. The browser simply won't launch.)

  • I may add:
    Trying to run Opera.exe from console just yields an "Access denied" message. Checking permissions, however, uncovers that I have all rights (execute, run, delete, the full monty).

    Makes me wonder whether I am suffering a Windows-based problem or it has to do with Opera...

  • Weird. Maybe one of the results in this search will lead to a solution.

  • Same thing happen with Chrome and Vivaldi? If so, what about Firefox?

  • @burnout426 said in Opera won't launch on Windows 10 Enterprise - HELP!:

    Same thing happen with Chrome and Vivaldi? If so, what about Firefox?

    @fjuk: Given that it's Windows Enterprise, who actually supplied the OS in your 'work computer', you or your company? If your company installed it (or caused it to be installed), it's very likely they put in place some group policy kind of restrictions on what browsers can be successfully installed and which require their IT department's administrative credentials to bypass. Usually this is done to prevent user installation of Internet-facing software that would present a portal into the company network that might expose it to online hacking.

    If this is the case, it's unlikely that you will find a legitimate workaround. Moreover, if that is their policy, bypassing their restrictions is probably prohibited by their employee agreements and would be considered a 'career-ending move'.

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