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Windows 7: XP program install in appdata only

02 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
XP program install in appdata only

I'm installing a small XP program in Windows 7. On two other Windows 7 PC's it installs in C:\programs\ProgramName\ as I browsed to install it there, but on third PC it will ONLY install in PCName\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup even after I browse to install in C:\programs\ProgramName\.... Does anyone know how to install ONLY in C:\programs\ProgramName\?

I need to replace a demo data file with my own created data file from one of the other PCs and Windows 7 won't do it after I renamed "mydata" file to "demodata".

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03 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A possibility is that UAC is virtualizing the write to program files.
Have you ran the installer "as administrator"? You should get an UAC prompt when installing it.
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