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Windows 7: Change installed app for use by ALL Users

02 Nov 2010   #1
Zoandar

Windows 7 x64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Change installed app for use by ALL Users

I am not sure where to post this on the forum, so this seemed like the right place, as it is a software question in a way.

I am running Windows7 x64 Home Premium.

When installing a program, I am often asked if I want to install it for my own use, or for "all users" on the PC. I would like to know if there is a way to change that after the fact, so that if I did install a program "just for me" I can change it so that any user account can use the program on the same PC.

To shorten a long story, Windows Explorer is opening 2 windows when I click on a folder to view, instead of just one window. I read online this can be caused by a corrupt user profile. So I started creating a new profile and setting it up. Some programs run from the new profile act as "a first-run" scenario and I have to do some minor setup. But I have one program so far which is demanding registration again. The icon carried over into the new profile won't run the program. It says to run the Setup.msi file for it. Trying that, it says the program is already installed. So I then tried directly executing the program's installed exe file, and it wants me to register online. I tried, and it says the program is already registered, and to go to their website to "register" which I am sure means "to buy another copy of the license". It is possible I may have installed this program on my original profile as "just for me". I would like to know if I can now change that somehow without having to un-register, un-install, and re-install, and re-register the program under the new profile.

Second question about this forum. When I created my login I entered a lot of information about the PC, expecting it would automatically show up in each of my posts. But it doesn't. Is there a way to make that happen?


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02 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoandar View Post
I am not sure where to post this on the forum, so this seemed like the right place, as it is a software question in a way.

I am running Windows7 x64 Home Premium.

When installing a program, I am often asked if I want to install it for my own use, or for "all users" on the PC. I would like to know if there is a way to change that after the fact, so that if I did install a program "just for me" I can change it so that any user account can use the program on the same PC.

To shorten a long story, Windows Explorer is opening 2 windows when I click on a folder to view, instead of just one window. I read online this can be caused by a corrupt user profile. So I started creating a new profile and setting it up. Some programs run from the new profile act as "a first-run" scenario and I have to do some minor setup. But I have one program so far which is demanding registration again. The icon carried over into the new profile won't run the program. It says to run the Setup.msi file for it. Trying that, it says the program is already installed. So I then tried directly executing the program's installed exe file, and it wants me to register online. I tried, and it says the program is already registered, and to go to their website to "register" which I am sure means "to buy another copy of the license". It is possible I may have installed this program on my original profile as "just for me". I would like to know if I can now change that somehow without having to un-register, un-install, and re-install, and re-register the program under the new profile.

Second question about this forum. When I created my login I entered a lot of information about the PC, expecting it would automatically show up in each of my posts. But it doesn't. Is there a way to make that happen?

Second question first

It does check the snip and lower left corner of your post


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03 Nov 2010   #3
Zoandar

Windows 7 x64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks! I had not noticed that text in the corner. One down and one to go.
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