1. R1S8K's Avatar
    Hello,

    I'm in a college and we have a security team, I want to install programs but admin password block the installation.

    What to do?
    05-03-2018 06:13 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    1. Get the admin password, it's there for a reason and if this program is not supposed to be on the computer you're speaking of, the password is doing it's job.

    2. Run portable programs, no installation necessary. This is a popular solution https://portableapps.com/ - but may not be what you're looking for.

    3. Sometimes apps can install without administrative permissions (e.g. Chrome, but in that case it'll only install for one user) but it's unlikely for most.
    Last edited by xandros9; 05-03-2018 at 04:05 PM.
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    05-03-2018 10:13 AM
  3. AndyCalling's Avatar
    One alternative is to get a portable USB3 HDD or SSD and install Windows on it using perhaps another PC at a friend's house, or a friend's personal laptop (utilities to allow you to install Windows on an external drive exist, do a search, but you will need a licence of course). You could choose Linux instead, for free. You may be able to boot from that. If not, you may be able to enter the firmware settings and enable booting from USB drives. Often locking out the firmware is not bothered with so you can get around it that way and run in your own environment.

    Another is to buy a Stick PC, plug it in to the monitor and bypass the locked down PC entirely.
    05-03-2018 07:41 PM

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