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    Posted: 23 December 2011 at 5:41pm
Is there an msi installer that will consistently install BGINFO correctly? Or at least a check list that covers the variations of the different versions of Windows?
.. register the program to remove the administrative privilege elevation requirement
.. associate ".bgi" extension with the program
.. place into the correct Program Files (x86) or Program Files depending on 64bit or 32bit OS
.. update the correct Startup path whether WinXp/2003 or Vista/7/2008
.. etc.
Seems like the simpleton install instructions on the sysinternals site leaves a few gaps. (Didn't find anything on this forum either, which surprised me.)
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Originally posted by GEORGE367036 GEORGE367036 wrote:

Is there an msi installer that will consistently install BGINFO correctly? Or at least a check list that covers the variations of the different versions of Windows?
.. register the program to remove the administrative privilege elevation requirement
.. associate ".bgi" extension with the program
.. place into the correct Program Files (x86) or Program Files depending on 64bit or 32bit OS
.. update the correct Startup path whether WinXp/2003 or Vista/7/2008
.. etc.
Seems like the simpleton install instructions on the sysinternals site leaves a few gaps. (Didn't find anything on this forum either, which surprised me.)
#1 ..register: This is a UAC issue Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 BGInfo is not programmed for these OS's and we have been requesting a update for it for several years now.
#2 ..associate: Works correctly everytime I have installed it ?? Not sure why it does not work for you.
#3 ..place: Yep agree this is an issue, you just need to move it, or create your own install, as we did.
#4 ..update: I would assume the reason this is NOT done is because everyone seems to do this a different way. So it is upto the end user to start it in a manner that is good for them.


Edited by WindowsStar - 24 December 2011 at 5:23am
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