User Account Control (Windows)

January 11, 2011

(This article was first published on [the] joint posterior distribution, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

When using Windows Vista / 7, Windows’ User Account Control can be annoying. When is R going to be Windows 7 ready, asking for elevated priviliges only when needed? I guess the problem lies in the structure of packages.
Running Rgui.exe “as Administrator” by right-clicking is one option to get around these problems. However, when installing Tinn-R and linking it to R, I haven’t found a solution without turning off UAC completely during the installation – which is again annoying, because switching UAC needs to reboot Windows.

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