Unable to close Obsidian to install v 1.2.8

What I’m trying to do

I’m trying to install Obsidian version 1.2.8 for Windows 10 but I keep getting a message saying ‘Obsidian cannot be closed. Please close it manually and click Retry to continue.’
I have closed previous version of Obsidian and even uninstalled it and restarted my PC several times, but keep getting this message and not getting beyond it to reinstall Obsidian.
Please help

Things I have tried

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I had the same issue when updating to v 1.3.5. After trial and error, I solved it by right-clicking on the new installer file and selecting “Run as administrator”.
OS: Windows 11 (64 bit)

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