Software access for local user

Wonderwall99
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Hi, I installed software on my HP (windows 10) .  I installed it as an admin but the user cannot see it.  How do I go about them bring able to use it?  They are a setup as a local, standard user.
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You need to install it from the user's account, and then respond to the UAC prompt with the proper credentials. This is the way it is done.

The only exception is that some small number of applications allow you to install for All Users.  Some more will work properly when installed from the admin account (Office, QuickBooks). Many don't however and you must install from the user as noted above.

No single one way fits all.
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The other thing you can do is try running the software from the Start Menu.  It may make the required adjustments at that time and place a working shortcut on the desktop. See if that works.

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Does the user have to be an admin to do the install?  If so, after the install, can I change them back to a standard user and the application will still work?

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I was able to install the software under the user although they are not an admin.  I'll have to figure out later why a non-admin can do installs but glad I'm can continue for now.  Thanks for your help!
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Does the user have to be an admin to do the install?   … I was able to install the software under the user although they are not an admin.

No. You just need to enter the admin credentials when asked.   Thanks.

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