AppData user installations

userland install for Debian

For userland install without adding unofficial debian packages, there is also

For a more modern version, get the .deb file and extract it: ar x google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb

google earth nonadmin install - windows

it is very desirable to install as a non-admin to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\Google as this allows the program to patch without requesting the Administrator password, especially on a single user system. Unfortuately by default the installer will demand the administrator password and not install without it, so try to find a workaround.

Normally earth download is execpted to work.

Had downloaded latest=v7.3.1-x64 from direct links. Google may have fixed by the time this is read.

The installer writes the msi file as a GE*.tmp file to %temp%, we quickly snatch it before it is deleted. e.g. rename %temp%\GE*.tmp GE.msi

Now invoke msiexec with this msi file to force a peruser install:

If there is a systemwide install of google earth, remove it firstly so that msi does not refuse to install peruser instances.

  2. %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\googleearthprowin-7.3.1-x64.exe
  3. rename %temp%\GoogleEarth-EC-x64.msi GoogleEarth-EC-x64.msi
  4. msiexec /log test.txt /i GoogleEarth-EC-x64.msi ALLUSERS=2 MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1
  5. C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe

Now that googleearth is in the user appdata it may keep itself updated without requiring the Administrator password

A variation of this trick seems to work with sonos desktop controller, extract the msi and run it as above, instead of C:\Program Files (x86)\Sonos\, sonos destop installer correctly offers to install install to C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Sonos\

Installer tries to place C:\windows\syswow64\msvcr100d.dll, this may be 32-bit visual runtimne. so checked system for latest runtime, and grabbed 32-bit version for runtime 2013 on windows 10.

Adobe flash dll would be installed to: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\browser\plugins\

msiexec /log test.txt /i flashplayer_win.msi ALLUSERS=2 MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1