I'm trying to install a program but it is telling me it can't run, it requires run as. how do I fix this
This occurs when you are trying to install an older program on modern machines. Old DOS-based software can sometimes be run in a window, but may require much manual setup. Older Windows-based software may be restricted because the programmers, knowing the software would not run on Windows 95, let's say, had the software look for the Windows 98 identification. Unfortunately, while those programs may well run under Windows XP, since the program is only looking for Windows 98, it see this as in incompatible operating system. Therefore Microsoft gives you the ability to run these programs in a "run as" mode. You select which OS you wish the software to "see". So if your setup program won't run because of this issue, try this: Right click on the setup program icon, select the COMPATIBILITY Tab, and try using COMPATIBILITY Mode. Tinker with the setting and retry to load the program. Hopefully you have a good outcome. Of course the better solution is to get a version of the software that is updated and compatible with the current OS, but this is not always possible.
Jan 13, 2012 |
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