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It's not Paint.NET that's requiring admin privs. It's Windows.


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I did a tutorial long ago and there a link to it in my sig on how to install Paint.NET on a CD, USB, or any other storage media. This may be of help to you.

As for Administrator Priveleges being needed I say thats a good thing. Some places don't want you to install programs on there computers even if they are a nice program for image editing. I know if I were a Network Administrator (Which is one of the classes I passed with an 85) that I would not want users running wild on the system doing what ever they want. To keep it clean they can come to me and ask me if I could install it for them.

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Pretty much all Windows applications require Administrator privilege to install. Paint.NET puts its executable files in to the Program Files directory, which requires admin rights to write to. It also registers a shell extension, makes an "all users" desktop shortcut, installs a few system libraries (prerequisites), and uses 'ngen' to optimize its .NET assemblies (also requires admin). All of this is required to make Paint.NET available to all users on the system, optimize its performance, and enable all of its features.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

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