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How to force installing as standard user?

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8

    How to force installing as standard user?


    This link contains WinRar software (wrar501.exe 1.68MB):
    WinRAR download and support: Pre-Download


    This software can be installed on Windows XP by a standard user (not administrator). It will ask which folder to install into.


    But on Windows 8 I can't install the same software as standard user. It always prompts for administrator's password to continue (let's just say I do not have the password).


    How can I force to install software as standard user on Windows 8 ?


    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    You cannot install software without administrative rights. A great deal of work went into the design to ensure that this would not be possible. There is no workaround.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    I found this link about how to disable Program Compatibility Assistant:
    Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums


    If I disable PCA by using the option one, will Windows 8 ignore RUNASADMIN mode and allow that wrar501.exe to run as standard user? By default Windows XP can run this file as standard user.


    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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