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Windows 7: What to do?

15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
What to do?

What to do when after install drivers/programs pops up "Your software might not install properly.....Do you wanna reinstall with recomended settings...blah blah" It is very confusing? I have MoBo ASUS P5QL Pro and this happend quite offten. Thank you for some light.


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15 Jun 2010   #2

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If nothing untoward has happened during install, I click yes its OK.
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15 Jun 2010   #3

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JazzSus View Post
What to do when after install drivers/programs pops up "Your software might not install properly.....Do you wanna reinstall with recomended settings...blah blah" It is very confusing? I have MoBo ASUS P5QL Pro and this happend quite offten. Thank you for some light.
Doesn't happen often but I find that when it does the software is working just fine. I think Microsoft developed software reports back as the installation being successful, as will a majority of other vendors software and those that do give you the pop up are missing the latch that tells the OS, bottom line is if its something you can see results simply say Yes. If it is something that you need to test and find it di not install correctly having said yes is not a problem you will just need to install it again.
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Thats the "Program Compatibility Assistant" (PCA) at work. Its a new feature in Windows 7 that is meant to detect known compatibility issues in older programs. When you try to run an older program, it notifies you if there is a problem and offers to fix it for you the next time you run the program. If the compatibility issue is serious, the PCA may warn you or block the program from running.

If you think you know better or dont want PCA to nag you, you can disable it from Windows Services. Click the Start Menu button and type services.msc at the Search Programs and Files bar. Scroll down and look for Program Compatibility Assistant Service, right click on it and select Stop.

The PCA warning can also be disabled in the registry by adding an Appcompat flag in the registry. See this MS support page.

How to disable program fixes and Program Compatibility Assistant warnings in Windows Vista

2) Having said all of the above, would suggest you leave it alone. I use some older apps and find PCA quite handy. Also for routine software use, it doesnt really bug too much.
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15 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you all three gentleman. Still have no clear what is best to do. The only thing is I dont want to have multiple installations piled up and have BSOD later on. Thats all. Is pain to just reinstall all my music/sound libraries when comes to "clear install of Windows 7"......all the security and antipyracy/activations softwares sucks....I hate "too many activations....." Yes I don't wanna start rantting.
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