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Re: cannot run setup64.exe without admin privileges (even if renamed foo.exe)
- From: Ryan Johnson <ryan dot johnson at cs dot utoronto dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:31:09 -0400
- Subject: Re: cannot run setup64.exe without admin privileges (even if renamed foo.exe)
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On 12/09/2013 11:26 AM, Frédéric Bron wrote:
I have vague memories that someone (Corinna?) suggested copying the file
to a USB key and back: the FAT filesystem can't track the permissions
that cause this behavior. Never tested it myself, though (maybe I
should, it would be nice to lose the UAC prompt).
Try *copying* setup64.exe to foo.exe. Or download it again but save it
with the name foo.exe.
Windows may be remembering that the file used to be called setup*.exe.
That memory might not get copied.
Doesn't work: "the requested operation requires elevation".
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