If you're the admin (or only user) the location doesn't matter one bit.UltimateOutsider wrote:Seriously.filterstein wrote:At least we now know for sure Live 8 will not wear the compatible with Windows 7 logo
I just bought Ableton Suite today and immediately Googled for answers when the installer defaulted to ProgramData. I have never seen an application use ProgramData as an install folder before. This is bananas.
There are numerous things you can do to update applications on Windows without falling afoul of Windows logo guidelines. If Ableton is planning to release 64-bit versions of their products (which would be nice), and support Windows 8- which is more strict than Windows 7 in terms of file and execution permissions- they've really got to get on the ball. Using ProgramData as an install folder is a hack.
EDIT: I don't want to sound overly critical. Live's a great product. I know that Windows permissions are a pain when it comes to programming. Trust me, I do. But I also know from experience that there are better ways to do this that will also prepare you for 64-bit and Windows 8 support.
As the admin of my laptop, I have it installed to the typical location C:\Program Files (x86)\Ableton\Live 8\ and updates run fine, etc..
The ProgramData folder is just so computers with multiple users, educational setups, etc can all update without the interaction of an administrator.