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I can't install it.

I recently got Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8.0 for christmas and when i inserted it in the CD drive on my computer {Windows XP 98} it wouldn't install.

I was wondering how i could install it?
Because when i put other installation CD's for other programs a window pops up for the installation but it won't for this particualar program.

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    i installed service pack 2 but it still wont open

  • Sean Johnson
    Sean Johnson May 11, 2010

    Well it sounds like a compatibility issue  cant tell if you say your running xp or 98 but here are the minimum requirements for the software, please verify that you are meeting those requirements.
    System Requirements

    • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 or Windows Vista™

    • 1 GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended for HDV)

    • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation

    • 600 MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples reference library

    • 1 GB RAM

    • OHCI-compatible i.LINK® connector1/IEEE-1394DV card
      (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)

    • Windows-compatible sound card

    • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)

    • Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)

    • Supported DVD-recordable drive (for DVD burning only)

    • Supported Blu-ray recordable drive (for Blu-ray burning only)

    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

    • QuickTime 7.1.6 or later



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Ensure that you are running XP Service Pack 2 version, this software won't work on Windows previous version.

If you are using 98, you need to upgrade system.

If you are using XP you may need to upgrade service pack 2, see Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 .

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Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:

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