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I'm trying to installing my software ( resume maker edition career) the system is let me know this software is not compatible for window vista. can you help me let me know what kind of program I need to download.

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Microsoft had change backward compatability when it come to produce vista for end user, so most of the softwares developed for the earlier softwares did not run on windows vista, although i don't know which type of vista you are using, but vista home basic support some of the obselete softwares. Why not try to use vista home basic and see wheather you will succeed. Or I will say you download the softwares from the developers site which is compatible for vista OS.

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Yarima

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SYMPTOMS-
Fortunately, many applications still work fine under Windows Vista. However, there are some applications which are incompatible with Windows Vista because they are not able to handle the changes in Windows Vista compared to Windows XP. User Account Control is one of those changes to offer a better secured operating system. Sometimes, this problem is solved by (temporarily) disabling User Account Control (which can be done at the item User Accounts in the Control Panel). But for security reasons, deactivating UAC is not advised!
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=42B5AC83-C24F-4863-A389-3FFC194924F8&displaylang=en

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Windows Vista Up-grade/ Migration Guide
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/b/a/3ba6d659-6e39-4cd7-b3a2-9c96482f5353/Windows%20Vista%20Migration%20Step%20by%20Step%20Guide.doc

Windows Automated Installation Kit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en


Regards

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