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why are you running the SatPC32
installer using "Run as Administrator"? Most Windows installers
will request elevated rights for just the parts of the
installation that need it, like writing to the system registry.
The installer should cause the system to prompt for credentials of
an account with Administrator rights if it needs it, and
automatically drop the elelvated rights when they are no longer
On 31/07/2021 02:25, Dave Fugleberg
OK, so I uninstalled SatPC32 using the standard
Windows 10 'Apps and Features' panel, and reinstalled. This
time, I ran the installer using 'Run as Administrator', but when
prompted for a location I instructed it to install to a new
folder c:\SatPC32\. The installation completed successfully.
I tried to run it normally (NOT as Administrator), and it
immediately pops an error dialog with the title Error and the
text "runtime error 217 at 00673791".
I closed that dialog and ran it using the 'Run as
Administrator' right click context menu, and it runs fine.
So, it still appears to want to touch some protected area
of Windows, which is bad form indeed.
I wonder what's different between my Windows system and
73 de W0ZF
On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 7:36
PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...
AA6YQ comments below
SatPC32 is installed to the default location where
its installer puts it - C:\Program Files (x86)\SatPC32\
Joe, if I try to run the application as a regular user,
it errors with "runtime error 217 at 00673791".
By the way, this is Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 OS
+ You have SatPC32 installed in a file system location that
Windows considers "protected", which means it requires
Administrator privileges to run.
+ I suggest that you uninstall it, and install it in an
unprotected location, like C:\SatPC32