Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Progs will not install after reloading Win 7.

02 Jul 2011   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Progs will not install after reloading Win 7.

Had a major crash so bit the bullet and went for a fresh re-install of Win & Home 64 bit. Now it will only let me reinstall a few progs previously downloaded. It comes up with a message that says:

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are running. Check to see wethere you need a 32 or 64 bit prog and contact the software publisher.

These progs all downloaded and installed before. Any ideas? I have switched off UAC to no avail. It also seems to install freshly downloaded files.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2011   #2


They may have become corrupted somehow and need fresh downloads.

How is overall performance? troubleshooting steps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

32 bit programs should install and run fine in 64 bit windows. What exactly are these apps that you're trying to install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jul 2011   #4

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

OK on checking the files are corrupted in some way. Fortunately I have checked the backups on another HDD and these seem OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Progs will not install after reloading Win 7.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Reloading Win7 and/or using Backup and Restore
I have reloaded older machines. Back from Win 95, where reformatting the HD was necessary, to XP machines with only a recovery disk. The XP PC I had worked very well for the last 5 years, and still would today. If I needed a second PC for something. However, I have never reloaded Win 7. It...
General Discussion
Google Chrome reloading items
Noticed some strange behaviour within Google Chrome recently. When searching something, it looks as if the page is reloading something frequently. You can see the tabtag disappear for a moment and the typical Circle running of some time-taking delay while loading. Maybe it has to do with that...
Browsers & Mail
Desktop icons reloading every boot?
I dunno whats going on, the icons on desktop refresh every time the desktop loads (it does not repeat during session), these can be fast or slow and i have to remove them cos it will takes ages - they are already loaded when desktop comes on...but they all turn into white sheets then load...
General Discussion
Restoring Personal Folders after reloading Windows 7
I had to reload Windows 7, and made a backup copy of my hard-disk before restore. When I reloaded the backup files, most went well, but some of the .pst files took an extra effort. BUT 7 years of personal folders were nowhere to be found! The backup file is about 58 zipped folders of 200 MB. How...
Backup and Restore
Reloading Outlook 2010
I have just completed transfer to a Solid State Drive using a clean install of win 7 and all programmes etc. Everything appears to be running well but I need help in restoring my Outlook account. On first starting Outlook on the new drive I was asked to set up an account but obviously don't want...
Microsoft Office
after virus, and system reloading, can i still get office to work?
i bought microsoft office online about 9 months ago. recently, i just had a virus and my system was totally reset. before i reset it i pulled the office files from program files x86 and left it on my desktop, which the guys saved for me to cd. however now it's asking for a product key. the problem...
Microsoft Office

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App