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Windows 7: Windows Runs Installation of Program When I Start Program

14 Aug 2012   #1
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Runs Installation of Program When I Start Program

I installed Weathrbug Plus and for some odd reason recently when I run it Windows runs the installation for the program. When I run the prograsm I get the typical "Preparing to install..." abnd then tyhe 'Configuring Weatherbug. I've been in contact with Weatherbug Support all day and we can't seem to find an answer.
I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials.
This is a clean install of Windows 7. I haven't used any other real-time security software other than MSE.
I disabled MSE and tried it and got the same results.

Any help will be appreciated.
James


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14 Aug 2012   #2
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

you run the program from an icon to your desktop?
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14 Aug 2012   #3
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

you run the program from an icon to your desktop?

you seems to start the program from a setup application (icon)
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14 Aug 2012   #4
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok here's what occuring.
I install Weatherbug and it puts it's stuf in a folder called Weatherbug in the Start Menu>All Programs like most intallers do. As long as I leave the Weatherbug folder in the place it put it in (Start Menu>All Programs) it's fine. But, I get this reinstall when I delete the folder with the Weatehrbug stuff.
I prefer to make my own folders for my programs and I would normally move just the Weatherbug executable to anothjer folder and delte the folder it created.
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14 Aug 2012   #5
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Something was wrong with the shortcut in start menu>all programs. I deleted the shortcut form there and created a shortcut in it's native folder. Then I dragged it to all programs and it runs fine now.
Odd.
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14 Aug 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

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15 Aug 2012   #7
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Great. Thanks for the tip. I'm not a big fan of the desktop gadgets.
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