I just tried again and the same outcome. The error message (with a large, nasty X on left) states that I need to be logged on as an administrator to install the software.
I don't have full admin rights on the PC I use at work, but I installed FARR. Can't remember which version, but I'm using 2.00.122 at the moment. Of course, your restrictions may have some critical differences from mine
. In my case, I can't install anything in a subdirectory of c:\Program Files\ , I can't write anything into the StartUp directory for it to run on Windows start, I can't write files into the root directory though I can make directories off it (the system would hardly work without...) and I don't think I can edit the Registry.
What I've done is install FARR in C:\JUNK\FARR , and that works fine. I think I didn't use the installer, though. Remember that FARR's installer is actually a self-extracting archive, so you can decompress it with your choice of archive utility and put the results anywhere. I actually use the one built into my file manager, the outstandingly excellent Total Commander.
Because I can't write in the startup folder I can't set FARR to automatically load on system start. But I run PowerPro, so I have a PowerPro button that says "Load standard set" (of programs), of which FARR and CHS are two
Alternatively you could use, say, Horst Schaeffer
's launcher PopSel from a hotkey and pick you choice off its menu.
@Mouser - I accidentally discovered that it seems possible to load two instances of FARR simultaneously, or at least, end up with two FARR icons in the system tray. Should it trap that?