Vista is funny

Ever needed admin rights to install software on a Vista PC and got frustrated because you had none?

Well, try this:

  1. Right-click on the Tool you want to run/install
  2. Navigate to Properties -> Compatability
  3. Tick the “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
  4. Change the Drop-Down-Box Value to “Windows XP (Service Pack 2)”

And you’re done. Now you should be able to run the program.

Oh – and if you want to install something: Of course you need admin rights to write to c:programs. You don’t need them for programs though, so just create a folder there.

Vista, the most secure Windows there is…