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Windows 7: Program refusing to install in standard program files folder

15 Apr 2013   #1
neilq5

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Program refusing to install in standard program files folder

I have an Advent (PC World brand) Laptop that comes with its own custom On-Screen Display software.

The software is made for 32 bit Windows with no 64 bit version available as far as I'm aware.

I have upgraded to 64 bit Windows recently and everything seems to work great except the OSD.

When installing. I'm given a choice of where I want to install the program in which I choose

C:\Program Files

after installation a mandatory restart is required and after the reboot OSD always ends up in
the other Program Files folder and I receive a error when trying to launch the OSD

I assume this error is because it gets confused being in the wrong directory (although I could be wrong and its simply just not compatible with 64bit Windows)

Anyone have a way to force it to install in the standard Program Files folder?

its the only way to tell if things like caps lock are enabled or not, so its pretty frustrating without it.


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15 Apr 2013   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

In 64-bit Windows, the folder Program Files (x86) is for 32-bit applications. Try installing your OSD application there instead of the Program Files folder which is meant for 64-bit applications.

Kari
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15 Apr 2013   #3
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello neilq5.

If your program is giving troubles starting, you should consider first uninstalling it completely and reinstalling it in the default location it wants. Program Files (x86) is not a problem, as Kari already explained.
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15 Apr 2013   #4
neilq5

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Hello neilq5.

If your program is giving troubles starting, you should consider first uninstalling it completely and reinstalling it in the default location it wants. Program Files (x86) is not a problem, as Kari already explained.
Thanks for the replies guys.

I couldn't find any other reason why it wouldn't work. I guess its just simply not compatible with 64 bit windows. I've downgraded back to the 32-bit version for now as I'm looking for a more reliable brand anyway.

again thanks for the replies
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15 Apr 2013   #5
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You're most welcome brother.
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