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When installing windows 7, I start 'install', temp files downloaded, screen appears stating 'compatibility report sent to desktop' then only option is to close window, which says this will stop installation. Back to square1! Compatibility report on desktop but unable to open it. Correct disc being used (32 bit) and loading from disc. Anti-virus disabled. What can I do?

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Hello ppcornerhous

could you please check the contents of the compatibilty report and let me know what it says. seems your pc could be having hardware that isnt supported yet by windows 7.

knowing the make and model / specs of your computer would help too

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Burn error Instant Dvd Recorder windows 7 Dazzle dvc 100


Set the compatibility back to windows 7 and then uninstall the program and all of it's drivers, then reinstall it and see if it works then.

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How to install or run older programs on Windows 7


Since the release of Windows 7 many of my clients have been asking me about program compatibility and which programs will run on Microsoft's new operating system.

Their concerns were mainly because of Vista not running very well and they thought that they may be in for some of the same type of compatibility problems that Vista had.

Before Windows 7 was released to the public Microsoft said in a statement that "Any program that works on Windows Vista will certainly work on Windows 7"

Microsoft has certainly delivered their promise and much, much more!!!

I tested both the beta and the RC (release candidate) editions of Windows 7. In October of this year I was so impressed with Windows 7 I went out and bought Windows 7 Ultimate.

I was glad i did because Windows 7 is being welcomed with very open arms, people are upgrading so i need to know my may around the operating system.

At first i was weary about programs not installing because of compatibility problems but the procedure to either install a program or get it running when installed is relatively simple and is the same way that Vista uses.

How to install an XP/Vista program on Windows 7


First of all locate the setup or installer file, this will be either in the contents of a CD/DVD (you have to explore the contents of the CD/DVD) under the name "setup" or a downloaded .exe (executable) file.

Right click on the setup file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

A Properties windows will appear on screen, click on the "Compatibility" tab.
At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Check that box and if you have the option select Windows XP (service pack 3).

Click Apply and then OK and install your program.

NOTE: if you have upgraded from Vista Windows XP mode may not be available depending on how you system was configured.


How to run an installed program on Windows 7


Some programs will install but they won't run on Windows 7. Again this down to compatibility but unlike Vista, Windows 7 has the compatibility mode working down to a tee.


Locate the desktop icon or the program in "All Programs" from the Start Menu or Orb as it's affectionately known today.

Just as in my tip about installing a program it is just the same.

moz-screenshot.pngmoz-screenshot-1.pngmoz-screenshot-2.pngRight click on the icon or file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

A Properties windows will appear on screen, click on the "Compatibility" tab.
At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Check that box and if you have the option select Windows XP (service pack 3).

Click apply and then OK and run the program.


NOTE: Again, if you have upgraded from Vista Windows XP mode may not be available depending on how you system was configured.

Sometimes you will get a message that says "This program may not have installed correctly, Reinstall using recommended settings and This program installed correctly"

It's up to you what you do from here, if the program works choose the latter. If your not too sure click on Reinstall using recommended settings"


So far (and i keep my fingers crossed) i have absolutely no problem in getting a program installed and running on Window 7. I will however provide more tips as and when they surface.

Please be aware that not all programs will work on Windows 7. These are programs which are mainly pre-XP like programs designed for Windows 2000, Windows 98/95.










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I need to dowbnload an audio driver for my computer


http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R78742&formatcnt=0&libid=0&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=103937



Level of Importance: Recommended
Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

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Systems Operating systems
Inspiron 1100
Inspiron 500m
Inspiron 1150
Inspiron 300m
Inspiron 5100
Inspiron 5150
Inspiron 5160
Inspiron 9100
XPS/Inspiron XPS
Inspiron 8600
Inspiron 510m
Inspiron 600m
Latitude D500
Latitude 100L
Latitude X300
Latitude D400
Latitude D505
Latitude D600
Latitude D800
Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M60
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP


up_arrow.gif Installation Instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for S5wua12i.exe

Download

1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.

Install

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled S5wua12i.exe.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\r78742. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\r78742 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R78742&formatcnt=0&libid=0&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=103937

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I have 508 mb of ram which sound driver i would install in my laptop.............


Hi there,
You can download the sound driver from the link below
Download
1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.

Install

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R171789.exe.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R171789. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R171789 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

if you require more assistance feel free to reply to this post Regards, BA

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I can not load my creatacard gold software into my pc with windows 7. It worked fine with XP and Vista. How can I fix this


Hi,

How to install an XP/Vista program on Windows 7


First of all locate the setup or installer file, this will be either in the contents of a CD/DVD (you have to explore the contents of the CD/DVD) under the name "setup" or a downloaded .exe (executable) file.

Right click on the setup file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

A Properties windows will appear on screen, click on the "Compatibility" tab.
At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Check that box and if you have the option select Windows XP (service pack 3).

Click Apply and then OK and install your program.

NOTE: if you have upgraded from Vista Windows XP mode may not be available depending on how you system was configured.


How to run an installed program on Windows 7


Some programs will install but they won't run on Windows 7. Again this down to compatibility but unlike Vista, Windows 7 has the compatibility mode working down to a tee.


Locate the desktop icon or the program in "All Programs" from the Start Menu or Orb as it's affectionately known today.

Just as in my tip about installing a program it is just the same.

moz-screenshot.pngmoz-screenshot-1.pngmoz-screenshot-2.pngRight click on the icon or file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

A Properties windows will appear on screen, click on the "Compatibility" tab.
At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Check that box and if you have the option select Windows XP (service pack 3).

Click apply and then OK and run the program.


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How to install windows 7?


Insert the cd boot from cd and follow the given instructions

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Compatability issue


Hi,

How to install an XP/Vista program on Windows 7


First of all locate the setup or installer file, this will be either in the contents of a CD/DVD (you have to explore the contents of the CD/DVD) under the name "setup" or a downloaded .exe (executable) file.

Right click on the setup file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

A Properties windows will appear on screen, click on the "Compatibility" tab.
At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Check that box and if you have the option select Windows XP (service pack 3).

Click Apply and then OK and install your program.

NOTE: if you have upgraded from Vista Windows XP mode may not be available depending on how you system was configured.


How to run an installed program on Windows 7


Some programs will install but they won't run on Windows 7. Again this down to compatibility but unlike Vista, Windows 7 has the compatibility mode working down to a tee.


Locate the desktop icon or the program in "All Programs" from the Start Menu or Orb as it's affectionately known today.

Just as in my tip about installing a program it is just the same.

moz-screenshot.pngmoz-screenshot-1.pngmoz-screenshot-2.pngRight click on the icon or file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

A Properties windows will appear on screen, click on the "Compatibility" tab.
At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Check that box and if you have the option select Windows XP (service pack 3).

Click apply and then OK and run the program.


NOTE: If you have upgraded from Vista Windows XP mode may not be available depending on how you system was configured.



Regards.




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Cannot install itunes windows 7 64 bit


For 64 bit machines Itunes V.9.025 is the recommended version.
download link:
http://support.apple.com/downloads/iTunes_8_0_2_for_Windows_64_bit
after the download, right-click on the downloaded file and click on the "Run as Administrator" option.
this should work.
if the issue still persists, right-click on the downloaded file and select the "Compatibility" tab.
then, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode".
also, disable the User account control feature before installing iTunes.
for Windows vista:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Turn-User-Account-Control-on-or-off
for Windows 7:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975787

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Access: http://support.hp.com
and enter '6500' and select "Windows 7",
and download the latest drivers for your printer.

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Whenever you download anything from internet that is sent to the temp folder. Win XP limits the temp folder size which can always be increased by the user. You are simply required to increase the temp folder limitation size.

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