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Windows 7: Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable

13 Nov 2014   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That message is at the User Configuration location instead. Did you open the Computer Configuration location instead?


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13 Nov 2014   #31
wptski

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That message is at the User Configuration location instead. Did you open the Computer Configuration location instead?
Actually I did! Did it correctly this time and w/wo reboot, still get the PCA. Just to double check, to turn PCA OFF, you actually check Enable as your OP states?
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13 Nov 2014   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, selecting "Enabled" for the policy is suppose to disable (turn off) PCA.

Go ahead and post a screenshot showing the message you get from PCA (not group policy) to see if it may possibly be from something else.
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13 Nov 2014   #33
wptski

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

The app installed on build 9841, going to 9860 paused waiting for me to uninstall so I did so before installing 9879. Here's a direct link to the AV(Webroot) file: http://anywhere.webrootcloudav.com/zerol/wsainstall.exe. It should open asking for a key code but I don't even get that far.

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13 Nov 2014   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I get the same thing with it. It looks like you'll need to contact Webroot at the link below to see what they may say. Disabling PCA will not help Webroot to run.

https://detail.webrootanywhere.com/servicewelcome.asp
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13 Nov 2014   #35
wptski

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I get the same thing with it. It looks like you'll need to contact Webroot at the link below to see what they may say. Disabling PCA will not help Webroot to run.

https://detail.webrootanywhere.com/servicewelcome.asp
How can PCA indeed be disabled if still pops up?

Since W10TP isn't a official release they probably won't waste their time. I just found something else that worked on the last build but not on 9879! :-(
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13 Nov 2014   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There doesn't appear to be an effective way to disable PCA in Windows 10 at this point.

It wouldn't hurt to contact them to see. I'm sure that they would like to make sure that their program will be compatible with Windows 10, and working with you may help to make it so.
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13 Nov 2014   #37
wptski

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
There doesn't appear to be an effective way to disable PCA in Windows 10 at this point.

It wouldn't hurt to contact them to see. I'm sure that they would like to make sure that their program will be compatible with Windows 10, and working with you may help to make it so.
Okay, I sent in a request ticket, we'll see what becomes of it. Thanks for the help.
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14 Nov 2014   #38
wptski

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
There doesn't appear to be an effective way to disable PCA in Windows 10 at this point.

It wouldn't hurt to contact them to see. I'm sure that they would like to make sure that their program will be compatible with Windows 10, and working with you may help to make it so.
A little more reading and I disabled the PCA services and it still pops up! Found the service in the registry, Start D Word value of 4 which is disabled yet the bugger still runs.
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14 Nov 2014   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's certainly persistent.
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