Try setting the Install.exe to XP compatibility. Then run install.exe As
Administrator. Next go to the newly created Corel folder and set the Corel
executable(s) to XP Compatibility. Then try running the Corel program(s) as
Administrator. Lastly try and change the security settings on the Corel
folder to give your usual user account FULL CONTROL. If you can't, you need
to activate the REAL ADMINISTRATOR account and go change the Corel folder
Security settings. Hope it works. It's the closest way I know to get Vista
back to XP behavior.
"Daddy Tadpole" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Last year I had to buy a computer, despite misgivings about the quality of
> the only widely-used OS available for PCs.
> I ordered a Dell, with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI, because the OEM
> package was on offer and I need to process photos.
> This application, ready installed on the Vista system, was incompatible
> with Vista - well done Dell.
> I was able to run it in "Compatibility mode (XP).
> A couple of weeks ago, Uncle Bill launched a compulsory Vista update and,
> as with several other applications, Vista told me that Corel Paint Shop
> Pro Photo XI had stopped working.
> Trying to find a workaround, I downloaded an update (in fact a complete
> reinstall) from Corel - no luck.
> After much messing around, I found the compatibility mode tickbox was
> still ticked (despite the reinstall), that the application no longer works
> in compatibility mode, but that it now works under V*st*.
> No help from Dell
> No help from Corel
> As always, no help from M$
> What a waste of time.
> I just want to use my computer.