I installed a number of applications on a new laptop running Windows 7, selecting "run as administrator" wherever necessary. But after rebooting, all executable files (.exe, .bat) were missing from the program folders, and all the new desktop shortcuts were gone as well, without a trace! I can't even open any pdf's now, because the reader application I installed seemingly no longer exists.
My hunch is that this has something to do with UAC virtualization, but I don't really understand how, since I was logged on as an administrator the whole time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!