I have many old programs without installers. I just need to copy the .exe files to some location on the PATH. Also, I compile new programs that don't have installers.
In Windows 7, even logged in as an Administrator, I can't seem to copy any files to the Program Files (x86) directory, either using a command prompt or through Explorer.
How can this be overcome? Should I make my own bin directory under /users/myname ? Or is there some way to install these programs in Program Files?