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Old 2019-08-23, 23:38   #4
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
Install Prime95 into a folder that is not under "Program Files". Prime95 wants to write data in its home folder. The last few versions of Windows don't like that. They want it under 'ProgramData'.

I make a folder up at the root level for it (because some of the machines are shared by several users at times). You can do it on the desktop or in a folder directly under the user folder.
Or suck it up and install to %appdata% or %localappdata% for each user. Works without needing extra permissions although it tends to stink if you wanted to preinstall it on a system since those are user-specific locations (per-user installs, not per-machine).

In a world where you may find yourself using a locked down machine and you're not a local admin, that's the trade-off.
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