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Windows 7: moving downloaded programs from one user account to another

24 Jul 2011   #1
AndM

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
moving downloaded programs from one user account to another

I have a new Windows 7 64 bit machine. It currently has two user profiles. I have installed some software into my user profile. I would like it available in the other user profile. Do I have to install again or can I transfer from one profile to the other?


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24 Jul 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Most installers will ask you if you want to install for Everyone or Just Me. Probably depends on the app if it's worth uninstalling then installing for all users. If they don't take up much disk space the easiest is probably just to install again. If the program makes configuration files under Program Files(x86) then you may want to install the second copy in another folder.

Short answer is I think it's a program by program decision.
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24 Jul 2011   #3
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AndM View Post
I have a new Windows 7 64 bit machine. It currently has two user profiles. I have installed some software into my user profile. I would like it available in the other user profile. Do I have to install again or can I transfer from one profile to the other?

If both " user accounts " are admin accounts, one install applies to both.
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