POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.windows : How to uninstall? : Re: How to uninstall? Server Time
30 Sep 2022 21:03:16 EDT (-0400)
  Re: How to uninstall?  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 2 Jul 2017 23:37:31
Message: <5959bbfb$1@news.povray.org>
On 7/2/2017 3:17 AM, clipka wrote:
> The proper way to do this stunt would be first of all to use a user
> account with the privilege to obtain admin privileges. As such a user,
> you would then invoke Windows Explorer via "run as admin" (which would
> prompt a UAC popup to grant you admin privileges for this instance of
> Windows Explorer), access the directory in question, and finally close
> Windows Explorer again (which would revoke the admin privileges again,
> because they were limited to the instance of the program anyway).

I was unable to accomplish this in Windows 7, so I did some research. It 
seems Microsoft disabled this capability after Windows XP. Maybe you 
should actually test your advice first before offering any?


Further, even if this worked, it would not help when using the File > 
Open command inside POV-Ray.

Lastly, kudos for not mentioning the "proper way" of installing POV-Ray 
in any documentation.

> Don't blame it on POV-Ray if your operating system does weird stuff when
> you're using weird solutions to problems caused by your own weird(*)
> operating system setup.

There is nothing strange about my setup. You are the one not up-to-date 
about OS best practices.


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