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Re: Program Security Control

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave-UK, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve certain
    > programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite a bit and
    > when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I really want to
    > use this program. In previous versions I could click an option to always
    > allow this program to run and that would stop this approval drill. Is there
    > any way to accomplish that with Win7 without resorting to the minimum
    > security setting?
    >


    There are two things you could try:
    1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    or
    2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install to:
    C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
     
  2. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve certain
    >> programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite a bit and
    >> when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I really want
    >> to use this program. In previous versions I could click an option to
    >> always allow this program to run and that would stop this approval drill.
    >> Is there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without resorting to the
    >> minimum security setting?

    >
    > There are two things you could try:
    > 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    > or
    > 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install to:
    > C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.


    In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see I
    copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user name. I
    copied the program .exe file and pasted a shortcut to it on my desktop. It
    now opens immediately. It "lost" the routing to a few previously opened
    files but I was able to open them from this folder's program and it works
    perfect and new files are found correctly. Do you see any problems with
    having done it this way rather than uninstalling and re-installing it? I'm
    the only user on this computer. If I had pasted it under C:/User would that
    make it available to any other user? Right now I have two folders for PSP,
    one under Program Files (x86) and one under Users\my user name.
     
  3. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    > news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve
    >>> certain programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite a
    >>> bit and when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I
    >>> really want to use this program. In previous versions I could click an
    >>> option to always allow this program to run and that would stop this
    >>> approval drill. Is there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without
    >>> resorting to the minimum security setting?

    >>
    >> There are two things you could try:
    >> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >> or
    >> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install to:
    >> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.

    >
    > In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see I
    > copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user name.
    > I


    If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name would be fine.
    Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.
     
  4. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    news:i70jcv$4nn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>
    >>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve
    >>>> certain programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite
    >>>> a bit and when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I
    >>>> really want to use this program. In previous versions I could click an
    >>>> option to always allow this program to run and that would stop this
    >>>> approval drill. Is there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without
    >>>> resorting to the minimum security setting?
    >>>
    >>> There are two things you could try:
    >>> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >>> or
    >>> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install to:
    >>> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.

    >>
    >> In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see I
    >> copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user name.
    >> I

    >
    > If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name would be
    > fine. Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.


    Thanks, Seth. I have already found a problem with my not having uninstalled
    and re-installed PSP. With 2 copies of that program when I open a .jpg it
    always opens in the old PSP status and I have to click OK to use PSP. Even
    if I ignore the PSP program that shows with Open With and browse to the new
    folder and choose that .exe file it still asks for permission. But if I
    open the PSP program from that new shortcut I can load a jpg and it doesn't
    ask for permission. I no longer have the installation program. What do you
    think would happen if I copied the PSP folder to my USB drive and then
    uninstalled it from my computer. And then copy/pasted that folder to
    C:/Users\Public and then copy/pasted a shortcut to that .exe file?
    Do you think it would run OK even though it is now not "installed"?
     
  5. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:i70l3a$l9e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >
    >
    > "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    > news:i70jcv$4nn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve
    >>>>> certain programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite
    >>>>> a bit and when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I
    >>>>> really want to use this program. In previous versions I could click
    >>>>> an option to always allow this program to run and that would stop this
    >>>>> approval drill. Is there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without
    >>>>> resorting to the minimum security setting?
    >>>>
    >>>> There are two things you could try:
    >>>> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >>>> or
    >>>> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install
    >>>> to:
    >>>> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
    >>>
    >>> In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see I
    >>> copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user name.
    >>> I

    >>
    >> If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name would be
    >> fine. Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.

    >
    > Thanks, Seth. I have already found a problem with my not having
    > uninstalled and re-installed PSP. With 2 copies of that program when I
    > open a .jpg it always opens in the old PSP status and I have to click OK
    > to use PSP. Even


    Yes, most programs need to be installed in the location you wish to run them
    from and not just copied or moved there. Option 2 above, which we are
    discussing the best location of, specifically says to uninstall then
    re-install to new location.
     
  6. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 13:31:24 -0700, Panic wrote:

    > "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    > news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve certain
    >>> programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite a bit and
    >>> when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I really want
    >>> to use this program. In previous versions I could click an option to
    >>> always allow this program to run and that would stop this approval drill.
    >>> Is there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without resorting to the
    >>> minimum security setting?

    >>
    >> There are two things you could try:
    >> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >> or
    >> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install to:
    >> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.

    >
    > In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see I
    > copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user name. I
    > copied the program .exe file and pasted a shortcut to it on my desktop. It
    > now opens immediately. It "lost" the routing to a few previously opened
    > files but I was able to open them from this folder's program and it works
    > perfect and new files are found correctly. Do you see any problems with
    > having done it this way rather than uninstalling and re-installing it? I'm
    > the only user on this computer. If I had pasted it under C:/User would that
    > make it available to any other user? Right now I have two folders for PSP,
    > one under Program Files (x86) and one under Users\my user name.


    To add my 0.2 dime's worth to Seth's advice:

    There are possible registry entries, possible environment variables, and
    as you already mentioned in this thread, possible file associations that
    have to be set properly, just to name the ones I can think of. The
    installer does this stuff, and the uninstaller is supposed to undo it
    (but uninstallers usually don't all that they should). copying or
    moving stuff is usually inadequate.

    There are programs that can run off of a thumb drive, BTW. They are very
    self-contained, and so they can also be installed anywhere on a hard
    drive with no problem, as long as the intended user has access to the
    installation directory.

    On this machine, I created a folder "C:/Programs (Other)". That's where
    I install my programs that have permission problems in Vista and W7. As
    for who has access to them, that is usually a selection made during the
    installation, although not every program gives you the choice. And I
    would think that installing in Users would be problematic, but that's
    just a guess.

    Another thing: I don't like the name I gave that folder, but every other
    name I thought of was even worse :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  7. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    news:i70lm5$e7o$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:i70l3a$l9e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    >> news:i70jcv$4nn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve
    >>>>>> certain programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro
    >>>>>> quite a bit and when I use it, I always get the screen window asking
    >>>>>> me if I really want to use this program. In previous versions I
    >>>>>> could click an option to always allow this program to run and that
    >>>>>> would stop this approval drill. Is there any way to accomplish that
    >>>>>> with Win7 without resorting to the minimum security setting?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There are two things you could try:
    >>>>> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >>>>> or
    >>>>> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install
    >>>>> to:
    >>>>> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
    >>>>
    >>>> In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see
    >>>> I copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user
    >>>> name. I
    >>>
    >>> If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name would be
    >>> fine. Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.

    >>
    >> Thanks, Seth. I have already found a problem with my not having
    >> uninstalled and re-installed PSP. With 2 copies of that program when I
    >> open a .jpg it always opens in the old PSP status and I have to click OK
    >> to use PSP. Even

    >
    > Yes, most programs need to be installed in the location you wish to run
    > them from and not just copied or moved there. Option 2 above, which we are
    > discussing the best location of, specifically says to uninstall then
    > re-install to new location.


    Hmmm. My version of PSP doesn't show up in Control Panel Programs to BE
    uninstalled. Perhaps because it's such an old program that it is not really
    "installed" as such and perhaps can be merely deleted. I did find an old
    install program for it. If I delete both folders perhaps I can do the
    regular install and put it in Users\Public?
     
  8. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:i70o38$qqa$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    > news:i70lm5$e7o$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i70l3a$l9e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:i70jcv$4nn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve
    >>>>>>> certain programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro
    >>>>>>> quite a bit and when I use it, I always get the screen window asking
    >>>>>>> me if I really want to use this program. In previous versions I
    >>>>>>> could click an option to always allow this program to run and that
    >>>>>>> would stop this approval drill. Is there any way to accomplish that
    >>>>>>> with Win7 without resorting to the minimum security setting?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> There are two things you could try:
    >>>>>> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >>>>>> or
    >>>>>> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install
    >>>>>> to:
    >>>>>> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see
    >>>>> I copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user
    >>>>> name. I
    >>>>
    >>>> If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name would be
    >>>> fine. Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, Seth. I have already found a problem with my not having
    >>> uninstalled and re-installed PSP. With 2 copies of that program when I
    >>> open a .jpg it always opens in the old PSP status and I have to click OK
    >>> to use PSP. Even

    >>
    >> Yes, most programs need to be installed in the location you wish to run
    >> them from and not just copied or moved there. Option 2 above, which we
    >> are discussing the best location of, specifically says to uninstall then
    >> re-install to new location.

    >
    > Hmmm. My version of PSP doesn't show up in Control Panel Programs to BE
    > uninstalled. Perhaps because it's such an old program that it is not
    > really "installed" as such and perhaps can be merely deleted. I did find
    > an old install program for it. If I delete both folders perhaps I can do
    > the regular install and put it in Users\Public?


    Maybe. Or maybe just running the install program again will give options for
    removal. And then 1 more running to install in desired location.
     
  9. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    > news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve certain
    >>> programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro quite a bit and
    >>> when I use it, I always get the screen window asking me if I really want
    >>> to use this program. In previous versions I could click an option to
    >>> always allow this program to run and that would stop this approval drill.
    >>> Is there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without resorting to the
    >>> minimum security setting?

    >>
    >> There are two things you could try:
    >> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >> or
    >> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install to:
    >> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.

    >
    > In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to see I
    > copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my user name. I
    > copied the program .exe file and pasted a shortcut to it on my desktop. It
    > now opens immediately. It "lost" the routing to a few previously opened
    > files but I was able to open them from this folder's program and it works
    > perfect and new files are found correctly. Do you see any problems with
    > having done it this way rather than uninstalling and re-installing it? I'm
    > the only user on this computer. If I had pasted it under C:/User would that
    > make it available to any other user? Right now I have two folders for PSP,
    > one under Program Files (x86) and one under Users\my user name.
    >


    It should be installed and not copied over.
    If you are the only user then C:/Users would probably be ok.
    Ideally I think it should be installed to C:/Users\Your Folder.
    If you can't install it then you'll have to copy whatever you can
    over to the new location and hope for the best.
    You'll have to disable the original version. If you get any
    file-path type errors then as you correct them the program's
    registry settings will hopefully update.

    The reason you're getting UAC prompts is probably because
    Paint Shop Pro wants to write data to the Program Files folder
    and Win7 regards that folder as a restricted or system-type folder.
     
  10. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    news:i70pcp$t8f$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:i70o38$qqa$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    >> news:i70lm5$e7o$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:i70l3a$l9e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i70jcv$4nn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>>>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to approve
    >>>>>>>> certain programs that I launch. For example, I use PaintShopPro
    >>>>>>>> quite a bit and when I use it, I always get the screen window
    >>>>>>>> asking me if I really want to use this program. In previous
    >>>>>>>> versions I could click an option to always allow this program to
    >>>>>>>> run and that would stop this approval drill. Is there any way to
    >>>>>>>> accomplish that with Win7 without resorting to the minimum security
    >>>>>>>> setting?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> There are two things you could try:
    >>>>>>> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >>>>>>> or
    >>>>>>> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time install
    >>>>>>> to:
    >>>>>>> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to
    >>>>>> see I copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under C:/Users\my
    >>>>>> user name. I
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name would be
    >>>>> fine. Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks, Seth. I have already found a problem with my not having
    >>>> uninstalled and re-installed PSP. With 2 copies of that program when
    >>>> I open a .jpg it always opens in the old PSP status and I have to click
    >>>> OK to use PSP. Even
    >>>
    >>> Yes, most programs need to be installed in the location you wish to run
    >>> them from and not just copied or moved there. Option 2 above, which we
    >>> are discussing the best location of, specifically says to uninstall then
    >>> re-install to new location.

    >>
    >> Hmmm. My version of PSP doesn't show up in Control Panel Programs to BE
    >> uninstalled. Perhaps because it's such an old program that it is not
    >> really "installed" as such and perhaps can be merely deleted. I did find
    >> an old install program for it. If I delete both folders perhaps I can do
    >> the regular install and put it in Users\Public?

    >
    > Maybe. Or maybe just running the install program again will give options
    > for removal. And then 1 more running to install in desired location.


    Whoops. The program won't install. Win7 says it's not compatible (even
    though it seems to work just fine the way it is. I simply had copied the
    PSP program from my old computer onto my new one and used it's .exe file to
    run it.
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 9/17/2010 4:36 PM, Panic wrote:
    > "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    > news:i70pcp$t8f$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i70o38$qqa$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:i70lm5$e7o$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i70l3a$l9e$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:i70jcv$4nn$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:i70j5i$g91$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:Zt2dnZbeSfRCNQ7RnZ2dnUVZ7sidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:i6ubpm$mil$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>>>>>> I use the recommended security and Win7 always asks me to
    >>>>>>>>> approve certain programs that I launch. For example, I use
    >>>>>>>>> PaintShopPro quite a bit and when I use it, I always get the
    >>>>>>>>> screen window asking me if I really want to use this program.
    >>>>>>>>> In previous versions I could click an option to always allow
    >>>>>>>>> this program to run and that would stop this approval drill. Is
    >>>>>>>>> there any way to accomplish that with Win7 without resorting to
    >>>>>>>>> the minimum security setting?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> There are two things you could try:
    >>>>>>>> 1) Create a task with the required privileges to run the program.
    >>>>>>>> or
    >>>>>>>> 2) Uninstall Paint Shop Pro and re-install it, but this time
    >>>>>>>> install to:
    >>>>>>>> C:/Users instead of C:/Program Files.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> In 2., would that be C:/Users or C:/Users\(my user name)? Just to
    >>>>>>> see I copied my PaintShopPro folder and pasted it under
    >>>>>>> C:/Users\my user name. I
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If you're the only user on the machine, C:/Users\my\user_name
    >>>>>> would be fine. Me, I would put it in C:/Users\Public.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks, Seth. I have already found a problem with my not having
    >>>>> uninstalled and re-installed PSP. With 2 copies of that program
    >>>>> when I open a .jpg it always opens in the old PSP status and I have
    >>>>> to click OK to use PSP. Even
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes, most programs need to be installed in the location you wish to
    >>>> run them from and not just copied or moved there. Option 2 above,
    >>>> which we are discussing the best location of, specifically says to
    >>>> uninstall then re-install to new location.
    >>>
    >>> Hmmm. My version of PSP doesn't show up in Control Panel Programs to
    >>> BE uninstalled. Perhaps because it's such an old program that it is
    >>> not really "installed" as such and perhaps can be merely deleted. I
    >>> did find an old install program for it. If I delete both folders
    >>> perhaps I can do the regular install and put it in Users\Public?

    >>
    >> Maybe. Or maybe just running the install program again will give
    >> options for removal. And then 1 more running to install in desired
    >> location.

    >
    > Whoops. The program won't install. Win7 says it's not compatible (even
    > though it seems to work just fine the way it is. I simply had copied the
    > PSP program from my old computer onto my new one and used it's .exe file
    > to run it.


    What version of PSP is it?
     
  12. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:36:22 -0700, Panic wrote:

    <snip>

    >>> Hmmm. My version of PSP doesn't show up in Control Panel Programs to BE
    >>> uninstalled. Perhaps because it's such an old program that it is not
    >>> really "installed" as such and perhaps can be merely deleted. I did find
    >>> an old install program for it. If I delete both folders perhaps I can do
    >>> the regular install and put it in Users\Public?

    >>
    >> Maybe. Or maybe just running the install program again will give options
    >> for removal. And then 1 more running to install in desired location.


    I agree - or there might be an uninstaller in the program's directory.

    > Whoops. The program won't install. Win7 says it's not compatible (even
    > though it seems to work just fine the way it is. I simply had copied the
    > PSP program from my old computer onto my new one and used it's .exe file to
    > run it.


    Try running the *installer* (not the app) in compatibility mode for XP
    or some such. Later, if it gets installed, you might want to set up the
    program itself to run in the same mode.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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