Can't Install in "Program Files"

I’m trying to install the launcher on my Windows 7 machine in “Program Files” so all the include directories will match my other Windows 10 machine. However, the ■■■■ installer keeps installing to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games” even though I put “C:\Program Files|Epic Games” in the installer. Tried this repeatedly and the installer will install to another directory (like “C:\Temp\Epic Games”), but never “C:\Program Files\Epic Games”. Any time I put “C:\Program Files\Epic Games” in the installer, it just installs to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games”.

Hi ellishawn,

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I have exact the same problem.