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For security reasons I use XP with a non-Admin user and do runas Administrator for installations and admin.

When I tried to install Paint.NET.3.5.1 using runas Administrator, the installer unpacked its files to a temp folder, deleted them again and then exited without any message.

These seem to be the same symptoms as in http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=32643.

Only when I logged into the computer with an Administrator account (not runas) the install worked.

So there seems to be a bug in the installer ...

Thanks,

Juergen

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"Run as" isn't a common scenario in XP. It's not supported; no testing is ever done in that mode.

Well, it's frivolous to run XP with Administrator rights, and no firm with a responsible IT management lets users have admin rights, so at least in enterprises the scenario is the norm.

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Well, it's frivolous to run XP with Administrator rights, and no firm with a responsible IT management lets users have admin rights, so at least in enterprises the scenario is the norm.

Sure. But if you're doing administration at that level, then it's expected that you're using AD/GPO and can use the deployment instructions over here: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/U ... ation.html

And, XP support is just not something that will be improved from here on out. Even if I were to consider this a bug worth fixing*, I couldn't justify fixing it from a cost or strategy standpoint.

* Not to imply that the opposite judgement has been made.

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And, XP support is just not something that will be improved from here on out. Even if I were to consider this a bug worth fixing*, I couldn't justify fixing it from a cost or strategy standpoint.

* Not to imply that the opposite judgement has been made.

Currently, XP has a two third market share, so for a user-oriented project XP should be the number one target.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_shar ... ng_systems

But, coming from a Java background, I don't understand the problem. Supporting an OS should be the concern of the VM, not of the application.

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I'm aware of the market share. Now think of the percentage of that market share that is running into this problem, and that there are already three other (better) ways to install it. (normally, unattended, deployed)

But, coming from a Java background, I don't understand the problem. Supporting an OS should be the concern of the VM, not of the application.

.NET isn't a virtual machine. So, correct ... you don't understand the problem :)

I'm not saying your situation is _______ (insert whatever). I'm saying I'm not going to fix this.

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