I was prompted to ask this because of following question: Why does the majority of people in the Windows world still appear to not get that working as admin is plain stupid?
We all know, deep down, that running as admin is foolhardy, but what can we do to soften the pain (maybe pain is overstating it).
I'll admit I haven't tried running without admin rights yet, but if I knew of a few things to try if applications broke I'd be more inclined to have a go.
There was some suggestion in the above question that it wouldn't take much to do:
...even then 99% of the misbehaving apps could be made to work without admin rights within no more than 10 minutes. – Oliver Giesen Jul 20 at 15:28
So, what things can we do or use to coax admin-rights-loving apps into life? Are there any particular apps that just refuse point-blank? I'd be grateful to hear any specific examples and experiences.