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Windows 7: cant install to program files

26 Jun 2009   #1
Chopki

Win7 Home Pro
 
 
cant install to program files

Hi there,

Im an XP user, never went over to vista but thought id give win7 a go while it was free.

Im using RC1 build 7100.

The problem im having is that it wont bloody let me install programs into program files folder because i do not have enough privilages, which sounds silly if im supposed to be system admin. Ive tried running as administrator which seems to work now and again but still i cant install half the things i want that are supposed to be win7 compatible.


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26 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
install prob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chopki View Post
Hi there,

Im an XP user, never went over to vista but thought id give win7 a go while it was free.

Im using RC1 build 7100.

The problem im having is that it wont bloody let me install programs into program files folder because i do not have enough privilages, which sounds silly if im supposed to be system admin. Ive tried running as administrator which seems to work now and again but still i cant install half the things i want that are supposed to be win7 compatible.
Its not a compatiblity prob more likely a privledge problem.

Could you tell us all abt your system and your win 7 disk

Thanks and hello to sevenforums

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #3
Chopki

Win7 Home Pro
 
 

I got Win7 off microsoft student freebies website and burnt the iso .. thats about all there is for the disk.

pc -
Core2 duo E660 @ 2.4
2gig ram
ati radion 1950
3 hard drives win 7 on one xp on another

dont know how that helps tho :P
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26 Jun 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
cant install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chopki View Post
I got Win7 off microsoft student freebies website and burnt the iso .. thats about all there is for the disk.

pc -
Core2 duo E660 @ 2.4
2gig ram
ati radion 1950
3 hard drives win 7 on one xp on another

dont know how that helps tho :P
Hey thanks for the info. there a couple of things i need to ask. when installing an app where does it try to install it automatically? Have you moved a disk or changed anything after win 7 install? What does event log say abt the problem?

There is a seperate group besides admins in win 7 called trusted installers. That a system group that does the actual install of privledged apps. what kind of apps will not install?

More info please
Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #5
Chopki

Win7 Home Pro
 
 

usual install path is C:\program files\app name

the programs that worked i have just remembered i installed to my user folder, except outpost security which has just dumped its contents into program files without creating any subfolders and some realtek drivers.


Failed Apps:
Windows Live sign in assistant - no run as admin available
Adobe Reader 9.1 - error 1304 insufficient privilages
windows live - messenger/writer/photo/mail etc
cc cleaner - latest / fails when it attempts to use something its installed from program files
Firefox 3 beta 5 - installed to user/folder
isodisk - installed to user/folder

trusted installer only had list folder contents set, i tried to add more read/write privilages but got alot of errors saying i didnt have access to do so, although apparently it now has these abilitys ... but still cant install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
cant install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chopki View Post
usual install path is C:\program files\app name

the programs that worked i have just remembered i installed to my user folder, except outpost security which has just dumped its contents into program files without creating any subfolders and some realtek drivers.


Failed Apps:
Windows Live sign in assistant - no run as admin available
Adobe Reader 9.1 - error 1304 insufficient privilages
windows live - messenger/writer/photo/mail etc
cc cleaner - latest / fails when it attempts to use something its installed from program files
Firefox 3 beta 5 - installed to user/folder
isodisk - installed to user/folder

trusted installer only had list folder contents set, i tried to add more read/write privilages but got alot of errors saying i didnt have access to do so, although apparently it now has these abilitys ... but still cant install.
You have UAC running?
K
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26 Jun 2009   #7
Chopki

Win7 Home Pro
 
 

not sure is this a process or a service?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2009   #8
Chopki

Win7 Home Pro
 
 

no processes or services running under this name and the test updates wont install or the IE update on win auto update

EDIT - Disabled UAC in user settings: still no joy.

also im getting server execution failed errors when i try to play music or films throiugh windows media player and IE seems to have died altogether
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