Tip on installing Q2010 under Windows 7


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Hank Arnold

I downloaded the 50% off Deluxe version. When I installed it under
Windows 7, It proceeded to do a 3-step update:

1) uninstall current version
2) install 2010
3) download/install updates

Step one went quickly. Step 2, though, failed due to "inadequate access
permissions" to the target folder.

Of course, the old version was gone.... :-(. However, I did get it
installed by clicking on the executable and selecting "Run as
Administrator".

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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
http://mypcassistant.blogspot.com/
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Hank.
Step 2, though, failed due to "inadequate access permissions" to the
target folder.
Which was your "target folder"? Win7 - and Vista - will not let us write to
several "protected" folders - unless we furnish Administrator credentials
and insist. The Root of the Boot Volume (normally C:\) is protected,
although we can create a subfolder under C:\ and save files there. The
Program Files folder - and Program Files (x86) in a Windows x64 system -
also is protected. These rules existed before Vista, but were not enforced
and many program developers ignored them.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Using Quicken Deluxe 2010 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)
 
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Hank Arnold

R. C. White said:
Hi, Hank.


Which was your "target folder"? Win7 - and Vista - will not let us
write to several "protected" folders - unless we furnish Administrator
credentials and insist. The Root of the Boot Volume (normally C:\) is
protected, although we can create a subfolder under C:\ and save files
there. The Program Files folder - and Program Files (x86) in a Windows
x64 system - also is protected. These rules existed before Vista, but
were not enforced and many program developers ignored them.

RC
It was writing to the same folder (C:\Program Files\Quicken)that I
installed Q09 to and have been running ever since RTM code was released.
Like you said, it might have been some new code in Q10....

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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
http://mypcassistant.blogspot.com/
 

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