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Windows 7: Software install problems

23 Aug 2009   #1
skiman101

windows 7
 
 
Software install problems

I just installed 7 and am trying to get all my programs back installed. When i try to install steam it says that the installation package cannot be opened. It also says both aim and digsby are not readable win32 files.
at this point im sure ill have other problems but if anyone has ideas on these that would be great
thanks


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23 Aug 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

How did you install Windows 7? Clean or upgrade?
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23 Aug 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skiman101 View Post
I just installed 7 and am trying to get all my programs back installed. When i try to install steam it says that the installation package cannot be opened. It also says both aim and digsby are not readable win32 files.
at this point im sure ill have other problems but if anyone has ideas on these that would be great
thanks
Skinman

First things first. Could you fill out your system specs (lower left corner) so we know what kind of hardware yo have. Was it a clean install? 32bit, right?

thanks

Ken
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23 Aug 2009   #4
skiman101

windows 7
 
 

clean install 64 bit
4 gb RAM
Intel cord 2 duo P8600 2.4 GHz
I was running all these programs on 64 bit vista and they worked fine so i dont know why they will not work now, i assume im missing some driver
while were at it can i make it so uac wont pop up when i start ccleaner
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23 Aug 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skiman101 View Post
clean install 64 bit
4 gb RAM
Intel cord 2 duo P8600 2.4 GHz
I was running all these programs on 64 bit vista and they worked fine so i dont know why they will not work now, i assume im missing some driver
while were at it can i make it so uac wont pop up when i start ccleaner
skiman

to check device drivers go into device manager (type device manager in search) and see if they are installed and working correctly. Any unknown (yellow triangles) need to be upgraded/installed.

Re the game re-installs. Are you using the same instlaler or have you tried downloading a new copy? Might have to install the games in vista compatabilty mode (rught-click goto compat tap and check)

Hope this helps\

Ken
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23 Aug 2009   #6
skiman101

windows 7
 
 

For steam, im just downloading the installer from the site and it says that message i said before and actually same with all the others

how do i do vista compatibility mode
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23 Aug 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Skinman ... 2nd request ... Completely fill out your system specs ... We need your help if you want ours..
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23 Aug 2009   #8
skiman101

windows 7
 
 

what else do you need
i dont know how to look up my bios or motherboard
can you list what you need me to tell you
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23 Aug 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skiman101 View Post
For steam, im just downloading the installer from the site and it says that message i said before and actually same with all the others

how do i do vista compatibility mode
The installer you are downloading, is it 32 bit or 64? do they have a 64bit? To install in vista compat mode right click installer and go to compat mode then check. See pic
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