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Windows 7: Indication that program is not compatible?

11 Feb 2009   #1
treblesum81

Windows 7
 
 
Indication that program is not compatible?

Hi All,

I'm just wondering if errors during install saying that components are not registering correctly are indications that the program is not Win7 compatible, or are they more indicative of incorrect compatibility settings during install?

If its the latter, how can I setup my settings to allow them to be registered correctly?

Thanks,
Greg


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11 Feb 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Often for getting something to install on 7 you need to right click on the installer's executable or launcher file and select the troubleshoot compatibility option for the right click menu. Once the troubleshooter brings up a list of questions you check off the "worked with older version of Windows" item at the top of that.

On the next screen you select the version it was originally used on like Vista, XP SP2, or older and click the next button. The troubleshooter then proceeds to create a new registry value and may even start the installer itself.

The troubleshooter and checking off the run as administrator box seems to work for most older programs.
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11 Feb 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Also, be sure this is corrected as it may be the case in other install failures.
Windows Installer Error Fix
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11 Feb 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's an odd one since after installing a ton of games and apps on 7 here the default string is all that is seen here when looking.



It's probably easier to simply remove anything else found since it should only be seeing a few entries in not found empty there.
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11 Feb 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It won't show up if you've disabled the CEIP as the article states.
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11 Feb 2009   #6
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That was never disabled here since I was waiting to submit any logs or reports on compatibility issues.
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11 Feb 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, I don't know then. If the entry's not there in the first place, then I guess it doesn't cause the problems.
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11 Feb 2009   #8
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well I can't speak for treblesum81 there of course. He will have to look in the registry there to see if anything other then the default entry is seen and apply the tweak the article points out.

I added the reference into the IE favorites in case someone else runs into the same problem while the deadline for starting downloads on either or both releases of 7 is past now.

"
Please print this page for your records.
We're sorry, but downloads are no longer available. Here are the Installation Instructions, Release Notes, and FAQ.
NOTICE ABOUT THE H.264/AVC VISUAL STANDARD. This software includes H.264/MPEG-4 AVC visual compression technology. MPEG LA, L.L.C. requires this notice:
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERICAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM "

This will now only be a problem for those who made the deadline and had signed up for testing.
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11 Feb 2009   #9
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Hi treblesum81.
The compatibilty selection is probably the answer, but to amplify the instruction given, right click the .exe file and select "Properties. You will then se an option tab "Compatibility" If Vista is showing in the list, click that, otherwise XP SP2 is next best, of course. Whilst in that tab, it is a good idea to select "Run this Program as Administrator" Just apply and then rerun the .exe.
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12 Feb 2009   #10
treblesum81

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I think I actually found the problem after about 6 uninstalls/reinstalls (should have thought of this sooner)... Programs that I was installing into Win7 with troubles I was installing with compatibility mode set up for windows Vista, but when I had installed them in Vista I had to do it with XP compatibility mode, so I missed a version hop here...
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