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Windows 7: Missing compatibility tab?

24 Aug 2009   #1
vannak139

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Missing compatibility tab?

I'm trying to install some software that doesn't recognize windows 7 as an OS older than xp or 2000, so I figured I'd set the installer to compatibility with vista or xp or something, and after half an hour of looking, I realized I no longer had compatibility mode anywhere under properties of any icon, installer, program, etc.

... help?

Does this have anything to do with a recent update or anything?

Software was Gizmo
Build Windows 7 RC1
HP DV6000


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24 Aug 2009   #2
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

if you type "run programs made for previous versions of windows" in start menu search, does it give you any result, and if it does, are you able to run that application to run programs in compatibility mode?
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24 Aug 2009   #3
vannak139

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I get an error

Package ID: PCWDiagnostic
Path: C:\Windows\Diagnostics\System\PCW
Error code: 0x80070002
Source: Engine
User: ***\***
Context: Restricted

I thought that last line was an admin permission issue, but I have no option to run that program in admin mode.
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24 Aug 2009   #4
jamesfed

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

Hey,
Could you post the Name of the application?

Currently I'm thinking you don't have a .exe file (application) or that the software has been IDed as something that won't run on 7 even under compatiablity.
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24 Aug 2009   #5
vannak139

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

It was Gizmo, a skype like applicaiton. However, I can't access compatability mode from any icon I've tried, warcraft, calculator, Notepad, Photoshop, Gimp, Aim, Winamp, pictures, etc.
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24 Aug 2009   #6
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vannak139 View Post
I get an error

Package ID: PCWDiagnostic
Path: C:\Windows\Diagnostics\System\PCW
Error code: 0x80070002
Source: Engine
User: ***\***
Context: Restricted

I thought that last line was an admin permission issue, but I have no option to run that program in admin mode.
If you open C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\PCW , do you see DiagPackage.diagpkg ?

Have you tried typing "sfc /scannow" from cmd? (you have to start cmd as administrator)

I don't know where to start, could be a number of things. May be adding some basic info about your computer and programs/tweaks installed could help
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24 Aug 2009   #7
vannak139

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I find that file, and when run, it gives us that error I quoted above.

I am running sfc now.

As far as system mods, I haven't done anything much bigger than run litestep once or twice, and then uninstall it.
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24 Aug 2009   #8
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

There is a service that runs the compatibility engine(cant remember its name though )
Try going through all services descriptions until you find it and enable it...
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24 Aug 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If SFC doesn't fix it, see if you have the following in System32:

wer.dll

Faultrep.dll

Someone running 7100 should be able to post you copies.

(what bit version? - could you fill out your system specs. please?)
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24 Aug 2009   #10
vannak139

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

64 bit. Yeah, 7100.

And is that service something like:
PCA SVC
PID: 960
Program Compatability assistant service

?

Because it's running.


Also, both those dll's are there.
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