I downloaded catt2 software from a textbook website and when i tried to run the setup.exe file windows said it couldnt run a 16 bit file. Is there a patch or something else i can do to get it to install. i am using windows xp home edition
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You should navigate to the setup file on the disc, right click, select 'Properties', choose the 'Compatibility' tab, select the 'Run in compatibility mode for:' checkbox, select 'Windows 98/Windows ME'. Then run the setup program.
Alternatively, you could right click on the setup file and choose the 'Troubleshoot Compatibility' option.
The problem here is that you likely have Windows 7 x64 which has little support for 16 bit programs. You may be able to run your program in Windows Virtual PC (XP mode) if you installed it, but the program will likely run rather slowly.
If the solutions I have provided do not work, then I hate to say this, but you are out of luck.
If you are attempting to install this under Windows Vista or Windows 7, it may be a compatibility issue. Open computer and right click on the cd/dvd drive and click 'explore'. Then look for 'Setup' or 'Setup.exe' and right click on it and click properties. Go to the compatibility tab and check the box next to 'Run this program in compatibility for' and select either Windows XP (any service pack) or Windows 98 if that does not work. Also check the box next to 'Run this program as administrator' and click 'OK' at the bottom. Now you should be able to run Setup.exe and install the program.
Trying running the Install program in Compatibility mode and running the program in Compatibility mode for Win XP it should allow that. If not it is going to be an issue of your using a 64 bit version of Windows now and your software was designed for a 32 or 16 bit environment. You could check the program manufacturer website to see if there is an update or patch for it as a last resort. 64 Bit versions of Windows don't like to cooperate with 16 and 32 bit programs even when they were programs designed to run on Windows as a platform.
As this could be spyware, try to run the http://live.sysinternals.com/ and run the procexp.exe to see a more detailed task manager...
dssagent.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, adware which you can remove,
or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
ssagent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows XP are 546,304 bytes (72% of all
occurrence), 590,336 bytes, 69,162 bytes, 510,976 bytes.
File dssagent.exe is not a Windows core file. Program starts when
Windows starts (see Registry key:
The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder,
but it is not a Windows core file.
Well I do know that "most" 32bit software can be installed on a 64bit windows, unfortunately this one maybe be an exception. I searched all over the maker's websites and could not find a single hint of 64 bit support. One other thing you might try is to right click on setup.exe and run as an administrator , but considering the error you are recieving I don't think it will help. I don't think it is possible, sorry.
Try this for the sound problem http://www.learnatglobal.com/XPUpdate.exe , download the file and run it. I had to run a DK program that I have in compatibility mode for win95, 256 colours and 640x480 screen res. hope this helps