How to get past the EMET 5.0 “sufficient privileges” installer error on Windows 10 TP

Manually start the Microsoft EMET Service during installation.

UPDATE: This problem is apparently resolved in EMET 5.1.

When installing EMET 5.0 on Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 using an admin account, the following error message pops up:

Service ‘Microsoft EMET Service’ (EMET_Service) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.

with a Try Again option.

No compatibility setting works, and there’s no Run as administrator option available on right-clicking the .msi file either. Running the .msi via an elevated command prompt also doesn’t fix the issue.

To get around this, upon seeing the error message:

  1. Fire up Services.
  2. In the list of services, find Microsoft EMET Service (EMET_Service).

    Windows Services are great, but they can be finicky.
    Windows Services are great, but they can be finicky.
  3. Click Start the service.
  4. When the service has started, click Try Again on the error message dialog.

The EMET installer should now complete as normal:

EMET 5.0 on Windows 10 TP.
EMET 5.0 on Windows 10 TP.

Thanks pc-learner for this solution.