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Non-Themed Windows Applications and Virtual Store

Marco's Tech Blog – Given the comments to my recent blog post on changes in Windows 7, it is worth clarifying how Virtual Store works in Windows.  If a Windows application is themed (that is, it has a manifest file indicating it is a themed application), when it tries to save a file under Program Files (generally the installation folder of the application itself), it fails with an error. This happens even if the user has Admin privileges (as applications are executed with standard permissions anyway). However, if you use the "Run as Admin" command to start the program, it has full write permissions anywhere ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2009-10-05 21:35


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