#85 Can't install if not admin

closed-duplicate
nobody
Installer (6)
5
2008-12-17
2008-12-17
Frank Spade
No

Hello,

is it really necessary that WinMerge requires admin rights in order to be installed? That makes it hard for many offices to use it, unless the manage to convince the admin that they need it.

Please consider the necessary changes to allow a simple install.

Kind regards,

Frank

Discussion

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-12-17

    Basically the executable packages (.zip and .7z) are provided for this purpose. You can just unzip them to some folder and run WinMerge from there.

    But agreed, installer working for non-admins too would be good.

    However implementing that means some features cannot be installed. For example shell integration cannot be installed without admin privileges.

    There is old feature request about this:
    #1204079 Non-admin installer
    http://winmerge.org/rfe/1204079

    I'm closing this item as a duplicate of that another item.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-12-17
    • assigned_to: seier --> nobody
    • status: open --> closed-duplicate
     

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