Okay, I can see a look of bewilderment on your faces--and this is going to sound super dumb, but before Vista, I used to like to manually install programs into the
Program Files directory. Just create a directory named whatever and dump files and/or sub-directories into it, and it was good.
Vista wouldn't let me do this, so after a couple of trials, I took ownership of
Program Files thinking that
TrustedInstaller would still be around to give it back to. But, it just vanished from the list, and when I type it in to try to give the directory back, Vista can't find it.
Anybody have some idea how I can get Vista on track again--without re-imaging that is?