I will be using Compatibility Manager to fix some corporate apps that currently run in Windows XP, but will not run in Windows 7 x64 on the client machines. Sooooo, I thought I would try a test with a personal 32-bit exe that will not launch (similar to our corporate apps that will not install).
Manually clicking on a Setup.exe file for a 32-bit app pops the following error message, "The version of this file is not compatibile with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.
Perfect, I'm ready to try my first shim ....
First time using Compat Mgr - I watch some videos on how to do this, launch the 32-bit Compat Mgr, create a custom database and then try to create a fix, but when I browse (or manually input) the 32-bit exe, it tries to launch the exe (as opposed to the videos that let the user simply click the "Next" button) and a Compatibility Manager error pops up noting, "This version of the Compatibility Administrator only supports applying compatibility fixes to 32-bit applications. Please use the Compatibility Administrator (64-bit) tool to apply this fix to your 64-bit applications."
OK, I thought the 32-bit Compat Mgr was for working on 32-bit apps, but I try the same thing with the 64-bit Compat Mgr ... I then get a similar error, "This version of the Compatibility Administrator only supports applying compatibility fixes to 64-bit applications. Please use the Compatibility Administrator (32-bit) tool to apply this fix to your 32-bit applications."
I want to apply the WinXPSP2Lie fix, but I never get the chance. What am I doing wrong ?? Thanks for the help !!