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?

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/2a366967-f9fb-4010-81f3-94dc15c86ad3/run-explorer-as-a-different-user?forum=w7itprosecurity

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.


Mike


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