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Windows 7: error calling shell execute. error code: 5


31 Jul 2012   #1

NJ
 
 
error calling shell execute. error code: 5

i downloaded a disk image iso file for one of my programs.

i mounted and ran the image. the setup.exe file runs fine but when i make any selction i get a "error calling shell execute. error code: 5" message and the program terminates.

i tried it on a xp machine and also burned a cd but am still getting the error message.

any help?


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31 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi jmaute and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

A code 5 error message typically means that the command/program needs to be run in elevated or administrative approval mode. Try right-clicking the setup.exe file and choosing Run as administrator. When installed, you may need to invoke the program itself in the same way.
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