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Nathan MacInnes
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Registry editing without admin access

I know this probably isn't the best place to ask on, but I figured someone here might know... it'll save me signing up to the NSIS BB.

Some of the portableapps here bring up errors when I try to use them on my university's computers because they use regedit to mess with the registry, and you need admin access for that. I've figured it can't be that hard to adapt the source code so that it does exactly the same thing, but using a different method to edit the registry. I've found this: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Registry_plug-in . If I change the portableapps source to use that, do you think my uni computers will run it without a hitch?

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No app here

requires admin rights to run.
Must be something else, though.

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I know

...but some of them bring up error messages, which presumably means they're not doing everything they're supposed to. I've yet to come across any problems such as settings not being saved, but I haven't put many of the apps to thorough use yet.

(Entire post re-written, because I misinterpreted the previous post the first time round)

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What error messages

caused by which apps?

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Registry Editor

Audacity Portable is an example... actually, that might be the only one. Although I'm pretty sure one of the others did on first run. GIMP or T-bird maybe? The alert box has "Registry Editor" in the title bar (so the error is thrown by Registry Editor, not the NSIS program itself), and says "Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator." It doesn't really bother me. I click ok, and it seems to run as normal. But I would like to try and fix it... just for fun. Smile

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Well then

Nothing will work. That's on a system wide basis (I'm guessing Group Policies) and no software should be able to bypass it.
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