Vista and Win 7 Permissions in SOFA Statistics Installer

Successfully installing an NSIS-created package requires some attention to the permissions of the person doing the installation onto their Windows machine.

A useful discussion of permission levels is here –

If a user does not install SOFA Statistics with the appropriate permissions they might receive an error message like:

Error opening file for writing:
C:\Program Files\….

This may occur even if there is no folder called Program Files e.g. if they are installing onto a Swedish version of Windows.  See

If it is necessary to check if a user is installing with administrator permissions, the following may be useful –

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