Correct Windows install process

When will there be a big banner headline telling every windows user that they must install Sketchup by Right clicking on the installation.exe and choosing Run As Administrator.

Failure to install this way will lead to a wild variety of inexplicable and unforeseeably weird problems.
This is a well know problem and has been flogged to death for years, and yet nobody knows about it.


This could be accomplished with the first screen that comes up when the installer package opens…

Well, I have never had install problems even if I have never done it like that, just installed while logged in to my admin account. I wonder if this has to do with what firwall/antivirus package you are using.

I hate and love to say it Anssi, but you have been lucky all these years.
If you troll through the posts you’ll see that there is a weird selection of anti issues that are the result of installing without admin privileges.
I couldn’t possibly list the issues as they are unpredictable and if you haven’t had to deal with them they are as understandable as mustaches on sheep.

Although computers are complicated beasts I am not convinced that what I have been experiencing is luck, and what interests me in this subject is that there must be a reason why others haven’t been as “lucky”. The standard Windows installation procedure for any application is to run the installer with administrative privileges, and I am not convinced that keeping your fingers crossed or any other gestures should make a difference. If it does, there is something in the individual Windows setup that is different from what I have, which is quite plain vanilla.

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I have been on both sides of this fence, Some have installed correctly without the right click method and some have not. I have noticed better luck lately using the right click method for ALL installs.