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How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 17th April 2008, 10:43 am

Summary: Here's what to do if your application does not run properly or it's not windows vista compatible.

Application is not windows vista compatible


As you may have noticed, most of the newest applications will work on Windows Vista, but some of your old software will not. When installing a software, Windows attempts to check if it is windows vista compatible and if it’s not you’ll see some "this applications will not run on windows vista" or "this application is not windows vista compatible" prompts.

In order to bypass the prompts and install the application (despite the fact that windows doesn’t consider it compatible) right click on the setup file, choose Properties and select the Compatibility tab. In the Compatibility mode section check the radio box besides Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose whatever version of windows you wish (in most cases Windows Xp). Press OK and double click on the application. This time you should be able to install it.


Application is not working properly on Windows Vista

The same goes if one of your applications runs and fails for whatever reason: you need to convince the applications that it’s running in the environment for which it was designed. The process is identical to the one above. Right click on the application, select Properties – Compatibility tab – check Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose a windows version.


Program Compatibility Wizard

As an alternative to the above procedures, you can tell an application to run in a certain environment by using the Compatibility Wizard. Click the Start orb and choose Control Panel. Select Programs and click on Use an older program with this version of windows (under Programs and features), and follow the instructions on the screen.




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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 13th September 2008, 1:23 am

but can it crash ur system if it's not compatitble and it is installed?



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 13th September 2008, 2:23 am

To stay safe, just go for the vista capable softwares. It won't usually crash your system, but it would not work properly if the software is not compatible.


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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 13th September 2008, 12:53 pm

ok... my printer is not compatible but i would usually do alot of printing of pictures to teach...

like i gon gotto buy another printer...



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 13th September 2008, 1:51 pm

What is your printer model? I could help you get a vista capable driver.


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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 13th September 2008, 2:22 pm

it's a

HP Deskjet D2360



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 13th September 2008, 2:49 pm

Click here to download the printing utility for Windows Vista.


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Post by Safan on 13th September 2008, 4:26 pm

Have you got anything for a Mustek 1200 UB Plus Scanner?

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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 13th September 2008, 5:12 pm

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Click here to download the printing utility for Windows Vista.

so wut do i do?

install as normal?



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 14th September 2008, 3:40 am

@Sir $wat wrote:
@Doctor Inferno wrote:Click here to download the printing utility for Windows Vista.

so wut do i do?

install as normal?

Yes, install it as per normal.




@Safan wrote:Have you got anything for a Mustek 1200 UB Plus Scanner?

Sorry, the diver is not available for Vista.


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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 14th September 2008, 4:15 am

ok thanx...

i dont have to install that file i downloaded?

just leave it like that?



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 14th September 2008, 4:18 am

Yes you have to install it.


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Post by Sir $wat on 14th September 2008, 4:19 am

wonderful

thanx... i'll do it when i get up 2moro

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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 15th September 2008, 1:56 am

umm lets c...

it wont let me install it.

To use that program u gave me, the printer must first be installed but i cant get to install it.



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Doctor Inferno on 15th September 2008, 9:24 am

If you can't install the printer, how are you going to use it even with the driver? You have to plug it in...


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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 16th September 2008, 12:23 am

it's plugged in but to install i have to click continue (a page that tells me that it is not compatible) but i cannot click it so i cant install it.



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Post by Doctor Inferno on 16th September 2008, 8:10 am

That's strange... The driver is suppose to be vista capable.

What is the error message that states that it is not compatible?


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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 18th September 2008, 2:04 am

it says:

This system does not meet one or more of the minimum requirements needed to install this product. The installation cannot continue.



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Re: How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Post by Sir $wat on 20th September 2008, 12:13 am

ahhh nvm.

it's working...

thanx



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