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[quote=siria] Just days ago gordon posted something about "[b]elevated administrative rights" in newer systems[/b] (was in Feebies Thread). That got me curious and went to google a bit, and that stuff is really quite interesting! I feel it's really one of the main probs in KM, that it simply doesn't do anything, if a user is missing writing rights. Nothing. Eventually the user notices his configurations weren't stored, and I don't wanna know how many of them drop that thing immediately then :( In XP there was this folder security stuff, complicated enough already for clueless users (incl. myself here). Even people who know how to adjust folder rights, I suspect many of them may not feel like switching windows user for every little bit of configuration, not to mention storing bookmarks etc. Since hardly anyone realizes their "single user setup" is what makes their profile write-protected. But in Vista things got nearly impossible. I got me a new laptop myself some two years ago, which to my regret was only avaible with Vista at the time. That idiotic crap cost me half my hair with anger and enourmous time wasted!!! It wouldn't let me do anything on my own machine, and with LOTS of work just got it half-way working, but finally gave it up completely. Only use it since for the rare cases when I need a fast system, e.g. for video stuff. Yeah I know, one can learn that stuff step by step, but for now I'm fed up, and wasted more than enough time. Love my old system way too much anyway, and as long as it survives, I'll stick with it. Anyway, I think this issue needs some updates urgently. If KM can't save something, there should be a system popup asking the user for permission, instead of just silently doing nothing! And it looks like there are ways to do this, perhaps with manifests??? As explained in wikipedia: [b] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Account_Control[/b] That article had quite some enlightening info for me, about rights-management in Vista/Win7, and it was really interesting to read... Got the impression that Microsoft simply "renamed" all user-rights one step lower, since most people were surfing the web with an admin account... Now an "admin" seems to have only "a bit higher default rights", and that's tricking people into thinking they had full rights. But to get "real" admin rights, one has to switch to "elevated admin rights", which isn't widely known among ordinary users! And win7 (and Vista?) are storing settings stuff not in the programs folder anymore, if a programs tries to do this (=portable KM), but in a special folder in his appdata - which hardly any clueless user knows either! So how to find it?[/quote]
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