Problematic URL: https://help.sketchup.com/en/setting-up
Description of the Issue:
The above linked page in the Help Center states that you must:
- “Log in to the computer with a user account that has administrator rights.” then
- "Double-click the EXE install file. You can also context-click and select Run As an Administrator. (Emphasis in original.)
Based on numerous threads in this forum, I’ve come to believe that the “context-click and select Run As an Administrator” is the only way to correctly install SketchUp (Make or Pro, 2015 and later - and perhaps earlier) on Windows. And that you don’t need to be logged in as a user with administrator rights.
Either I’m wrong in my understanding or the instructions on the Help Center are wrong!
Selected Version of SketchUp: The same instructions appear for downloaded (i.e. non web based) versions on Windows - Mac might be different as I think the Help Center does OS detection. On this I could well be wrong!
Selected Operating System: I see the instructions from Windows 10.
How I discovered this: While reading a thread with a user complaining about the need to “uninstall and re-install using Run As Administrator” in order to fix bugs (along with a rant that SketchUp should immediately fix it) I was tempted to suggest the user should have read the installation instructions. But before I chimed in, I thought I should actually check the installation instructions. So I did - and was surprised by what I found!