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Windows 7: Software Install quirk

21 Nov 2009   #1

Software Install quirk

I upgraded from Vista while the computer was logged in to my wife's log-in.

But I've since discovered a small handful of programmes that won't install in my log-in. The install aborts with a useless error message.
But they do install if I try in my wife's log-in.
Examples are and Microsoft Uninstaller.

I created a new log-in and profile for myself after the upgrade and deleted the old one. My wife's is original.
Does this mean that not all Admin accounts are equal?
( 7 Home Premium).

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21 Nov 2009   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

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22 Nov 2009   #3


Yes. But what interests me is that my wife's permissions and mine are different in some subtle way, yet they are both the same type of log-in, in theory.
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