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I created a new user account in windows 7 and I am trying to ask software that was previously install.

If you just created a new user account, the software is still installed on your system, but certain programs will be installed only for the user account that is currently logged on at the time of installation. And other programs also only install for Administrator accounts.
Although, if you want to view/use software that is already installed go to Computer --> Open C:\ --> Program Files (x86). Within that folder are all the programs that are installed on your system. Although if you use a 64-bit system, then also check C:\Program Files\ for the 64-bit programs you have installed.
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Cannot install a device driver by using its installation program in Windows...

ISSUE- You cannot install a device driver by using its installation program in Windows Vista
When you try to install a device driver by using its installation program in Windows Vista, you are unsuccessful.
You may experience this issue if the following conditions are true:
• The driver uses an executable file-based installation program.
• The installation program was not designed for Windows Vista.
Problems with executable file-based installation programs may occur if any one or more of the following conditions are true:
• The installation program is incompatible with Windows Vista.
• The driver is incompatible with Windows Vista.
• An issue occurs that is related to the user rights that are required to install the driver.
To resolve this problem, run the driver installation program in compatibility mode. Or, use an account that has administrative credentials to run the driver installation program. You can also locate the .inf file for the driver, and then manually install the driver.
Important Before you use one of these methods, we recommend that you contact the device manufacturer or the driver manufacturer for more information about how to install the driver in Windows Vista.
To run the driver installation program in compatibility mode
Configure the driver installation program to run in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatibility mode. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Locate the executable file for the driver installation program.
2. Right-click the file and then click Properties.
3. In the PackageName Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
4. Click to select the Run this program in compatibility mode for check box, click Windows XP (Service Pack 2) in the Run this program in compatibility mode for list, and then click OK.
5. Double-click the executable file to start the installation program.
To run the driver installation program by using administrative credentials
Configure the driver installation program to run in the context of the Administrator account. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Locate the executable file for the driver installation program.
2. Right-click the file, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
3. Follow the steps to install the driver.
To locate the .inf file and manually install the driver
Use Device Manager to install the driver. To do this, follow these steps.
Step 1: Locate the .inf file
Locate the .inf file that is included with the driver installation program. Generally, the .inf file is located in one of the following folders on the driver installation media:
• In the same folder as the Setup program.
• In a subfolder that is in the folder that contains the Setup program. Generally, the subfolder has a name such as Windows XP, Drivers, or WinXP.
If the driver files are packaged in a single executable file, you may be able to extract them or otherwise access them. To do this, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation:
• Use a file compression program to extract the files.
If the driver files are packaged in a single executable file, you may be able to use a file compression tool such as WinZip or WinRAR to extract the contents of the driver package to a folder. The .inf file should be among the files that you extract.
• Use the Windows Compressed Folders feature to extract the files.
If you do not have the WinZip program or the WinRAR program, you may be able to extract the files by using the Windows Compressed Folders feature. To do this, change the file name extension from .exe to .zip. Then, use Windows Explorer to copy the files from the compressed folder.
• Extract the contents from the .cab file.
If there is no .inf file in the driver package, but there are one or more .cab files, you may be able to extract the contents of the .cab files.
Note This method is usually unsuccessful. Typically, these kinds of driver packages are created by using the InstallShield program. The InstallShield program uses a special .cab format that is not designed to be accessed by tools such as WinZip or WinRAR.
• Locate the files in the Temp folder.
If you still cannot access the installation files, try to locate extracted temporary files. Typically, files are extracted to a local Temp folder when you install a program. You may be able to view the contents of the driver package by examining the contents of the Temp folder. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Remove the contents of the Temp folder. By removing the contents of the Temp folder, you can more easily locate the temporary files that are created when you run the driver installation program. To remove the contents of the Temp folder, follow these steps:
a. Click Start and then click Computer.
b. Right-click the hard disk on which Windows Vista is installed, and then click Properties.
 In the Local Disk (DriveLetter) Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.
 In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, click Files from all users on this computer.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
 Under Files to delete, click to clear all the check boxes, click to select the Temporary files check box, and then click OK.
 When you are prompted to permanently delete the files, click Delete Files.
c. Use Windows Explorer to open the Temp folder. To do this, click Start
type %temp% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
d. Start the driver installation program.
Note Some installation programs automatically delete the temporary files when the installation program exits. Therefore, leave the driver installation program running in the background.
e. Examine the contents of the Temp folder to locate the driver files.
Step 2: Manually install the driver
After you locate the .inf file for the driver that you want to install, manually install the new driver. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start , right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the Tasks pane, click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
3. In Device Manager, locate the device for which you want to install the driver.
Note To display hidden devices, click Show hidden devices on the View menu.
4. Right-click the device and then click Update Driver Software.
5. Click Browse my computer for driver software, click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer, and then click Have Disk.
6. In the Install from Disk dialog box, click Browse, locate an .inf file for the device driver that you want to install, and then click Open.
7. Follow the steps in the Update Driver Software DeviceName dialog box to update the driver.

on May 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Softwear Instalion

what problem are your experiencing?and what software are you trying to install?Please specify the problem and software so we can give you the solution//

Jun 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I installed my Printmaster 8.0 on my system that has windows 7 os. It installed, but every time I try to open a graphic it says"Printmaster is shutting down" and does. What can I do?

Uninstall the program, then re-install it. Make sure there are no other programs running that would slow down or affect the installation. Close all web browsers, IM programs, other printer programs etc.
Once you have uninstalled the program, restart the computer, make sure any un-necessary start up programs are not running, then re-install the program.
If this does not fix the issue, I suggest contacting the copyright company (creator of the program) and inquiring with them.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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May 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Important Notes

Computer softwares are the programs that would be integrated ino the computer by a process called installation. Available installation softwares include productivity, multimedia, creativitiy and gaming programs. Computers already have programs installed to perform also known as operating systems softwares. When a computer is turned on, the display systems making possible user experince is the defaul programs. Every additional features is capable of being intergreted in processes discribed. A required program whether in video editing is chosen after observing the already existing programs on the computer. The decsion to integrate an additional software is with consideration of an entire computer compartibilily check.

Computer situations requiring installation
1. The computer default programs are malfunct
a. outdated computer programs request integration improved features to function
b. a damage to the computer default programs requires repairs by installing.
2. The option to integrate a program to a computer device
a. several programs are capable of being integrated

Procedures of -installing softwares

component check requirements check
1. computer compartibility to software programs selections required to be installed
a. A computer capacity to hold additional softwares
b. a computer functionalities, productivity, video multimedia creation, computer gaming
c. the programs functions could determine if additonal component parts have to be acquired to complete the integration experiece

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Dec 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My HP Computer running windows 7 x64 os is saving and running all the programs I install into programs x86 folder

that no problem, why your program install at x86 is because uour program installer is for 32 bit, and your win 7 is 64 bit, if your program installer is for 64 bit it must installed ad program file folder. i think this no problem, your pc still work properly
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Dec 18, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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Having problem installing program receive error message cannot create.program has almost completed installation

Yes, I agree with astridprieto. Please indicate your Operating system, and the programs you are installing which had encountered problem. There is a compatibility issue between some progrms and OS.

Note: Just always consider your program installer. Is it legall? was it from cd or you have just download it? Try to get installer from a reliable source.

May 26, 2010 | HP Touchsmart IQ524 PC Desktop

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Do not know how to install software

How to install a software program can depend on the operating system being used and the program being installed. Because of all the different possibilities, we have created the below steps as guidelines for installing programs in each of the major operating systems.
Notice: This document has been created as a basic overview on how to install software programs, games, and utilities on your computer. If errors are encountered during the installation, this document will not cover those errors.
General Tips
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP users
MS-DOS Users
General Tips
  • Make sure your computer meets the requirements of the program, game, or utility you are attempting to install.
  • The manuals for the program or the readme file located in the same directory as the install commonly contain exact instructions on how to install a program.
  • After installing or during the installation, a program may need to install other programs, files, or utilities before it is able to run. If this is the case, the program will commonly prompt you to install the program or you may need to run a separate install before the program can be fully used.
  • When installing a program, utility, or game, it is always a good idea first to close or disable any other programs that are running.
  • After installing a new program if it prompts you to reboot the computer, do it.
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP users Many software programs, games, and utilities have an AutoPlay feature that will automatically start the setup screen for the software program when the CD is placed in the computer. If your program, game, or utility contains this feature, run the installation through the screen that appears after inserting the disc.
If you are installing a program, game, or utility that does not contain this feature or you are installing a program from a floppy diskette, follow the below steps.
  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Within the My Computer window, open the drive that contains the installation files. For example, if the files are on a floppy diskette, open the A: drive. If they're on a CD or DVD open the D: drive or the letter of the disc drive.
  3. Within the drive that contains your files, locate either a setup or install file. Double-clicking on this file should start the installation for the program, game, or utility. If you see multiple setups or install files, try to locate the Application file or double-click each of setup or install files until you find the file that starts the installation. Many times the icons associated with the installation files have the same name.
An alternate method of starting the installation in Microsoft Windows
  1. Click Start and Run.
  2. In the Run Window, type x:\setup or x:\install where x is the letter of the drive you wish to start the installation from. For example, if you are attempting to install a program from the floppy disk drive you would type a:\setup or a:\install.
MS-DOS Users Users installing a program from Microsoft DOS should have a basic understanding of the MS-DOS commands. If you are unfamiliar with any of the commands listed below, click the link to get additional information and examples on the commands.
  1. Before installing a program in MS-DOS, you must switch to the drive and/or directory that contains the installation files. If you are installing a program from a CD or diskette, switch to that drive. Additional information about switching drives in Microsoft DOS can be found on document CH000515. If the installation files are located in a different directory, use the dir command to list the directories and the cd command to switch into the appropriate directory.
  2. Once you are in the directory or drive that contains the installation files, run the executable for the setup. Many times this can be done by typing setup or install at the prompt to start the installation. If both of these commands give a bad command or file name error message, type dir *.exe or dir *.com or dir *.bat. These commands will list any executable files; if any files are listed, attempt to execute these files to run the installation or setup of the program. If no files are listed when typing all three of the above commands, it is possible that either you are in the incorrect directory or drive letter, or that the program.
Additional information about running an file from MS-DOS can also be found on document CH000598.
Additional information:
  • Information about problems that can occur after an install can be found on document CH000123.
  • See document CH000506 for information about how to extract a file that you've downloaded before installing a program.

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Apr 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows Installer - Preparing To Install message keeps popping up

Try using the 'Windows Installer CleanUp Utility'. This utility helps resolve installation problems for programs that use Microsoft Windows Installer. If you use this utility, you may have to reinstall other programs. Caution is advised.

Use the following link:

You must be logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator to run Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.

When you use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, you can perform the following functions:
  • Select one or more programs that were installed by Windows Installer from the Windows Installer CleanUp dialog box.

    To do this, select the programs that you want in the Installed Products list in the Windows Installer CleanUp dialog box. After you make this selection, the utility removes only Windows Installer configuration information that is related to those programs.

  • Remove all Windows Installer information associated with the selected programs. This includes the entries for the programs in the Add Or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. Be aware that only the Installer information for that particular program is removed, not the files.
If you use this utility to remove Windows Installer configuration information for your program and you plan to reinstall the program, you should reinstall the program in the same folder where you originally installed it. This prevents duplication of files on your hard disk or disks.

Apr 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Can't install micro. office on vista

there is an option called programs and features ...
and if u want to install a program install it in a normal way

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