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MapPoint 2006 registry error

  1. #1


    Lonny Guest

    MapPoint 2006 registry error

    I'm running Vista RC1 and MapPoint 2006 has been running flawlessly for six
    weeks or so until the other morning when I got an error message that says,
    "Your registry settings for this application were not copied correctly. To
    correct these settings, run Setup again for this application from the
    location where you originally installed it." Of course, I've done that to
    no avail. Did some research on TechNet that pointed to an unholy alliance
    with MS Works (which I don't have) and MS Money (which I do) so I followed
    those procedures and still no luck.

    Now this is really weird! At the suggestion of a friend I installed
    MapPoint with UAC turned off. Everything is right with the world. Being
    the responsible end user I am (don't laugh, it's true!) I re-enabled UAC and
    BOOM! no MapPoint. Just to confirm my suspicions, I disabled UAC and now
    MapPoint works.

    What's really got me scratching my head is that I've been using MapPoint
    2006 for several weeks with UAC turned on and there were no problems. I
    really don't want to disable the best protection I have against the dirt
    bags of the online world! What might make MapPoint 2006 behave this way?!?

    Ideas? Suggestions? Alternative Procedures?

    Thanx, ;-)

    Lonny


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  3. #2


    Josh Guest

    Re: MapPoint 2006 registry error

    Sounds like a bug with MapPoint. Check to see if you Windows Vista is
    virtualizing any files or registry entries. to check look in the virtual
    store for file look C:\users\[logonid]\appdata\local\virtualStore

    and to see reg virts look here.

    HKey Classes root\VirtualStore

    The simple answer is probably just right click and "run as administrator" on
    the map point icon. If that works then you could permantly change that icon
    by right clicking and selecting properties and changing how it is run.

    you can also create an app compat shim....

    --
    Josh
    http://windowsconnected.com
    "Lonny" <lonny.cruff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5939943C-656B-41F4-B0F4-DD1C2EAC12EF@microsoft.com...
    > I'm running Vista RC1 and MapPoint 2006 has been running flawlessly for
    > six weeks or so until the other morning when I got an error message that
    > says, "Your registry settings for this application were not copied
    > correctly. To correct these settings, run Setup again for this
    > application from the location where you originally installed it." Of
    > course, I've done that to no avail. Did some research on TechNet that
    > pointed to an unholy alliance with MS Works (which I don't have) and MS
    > Money (which I do) so I followed those procedures and still no luck.
    >
    > Now this is really weird! At the suggestion of a friend I installed
    > MapPoint with UAC turned off. Everything is right with the world. Being
    > the responsible end user I am (don't laugh, it's true!) I re-enabled UAC
    > and BOOM! no MapPoint. Just to confirm my suspicions, I disabled UAC and
    > now MapPoint works.
    >
    > What's really got me scratching my head is that I've been using MapPoint
    > 2006 for several weeks with UAC turned on and there were no problems. I
    > really don't want to disable the best protection I have against the dirt
    > bags of the online world! What might make MapPoint 2006 behave this
    > way?!?
    >
    > Ideas? Suggestions? Alternative Procedures?
    >
    > Thanx, ;-)
    >
    > Lonny



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  4. #3


    Lonny Guest

    Re: MapPoint 2006 registry error

    Okay, I'll give that a try. But why would this behavior start after a
    relatively extended period of correct operation? I can't say that nothing
    changed (my computer is in a constant state of flux!) but I can't see what
    would have modified the behavior of the system to the point where a specific
    application would suddenly start behaving badly.

    Lonny

    "Josh" <josh@windowsconnected.com> wrote in message
    news:667EDDC5-176A-4AFF-9BB6-5DDB2FE3A420@microsoft.com...
    > Sounds like a bug with MapPoint. Check to see if you Windows Vista is
    > virtualizing any files or registry entries. to check look in the virtual
    > store for file look C:\users\[logonid]\appdata\local\virtualStore
    >
    > and to see reg virts look here.
    >
    > HKey Classes root\VirtualStore
    >
    > The simple answer is probably just right click and "run as administrator"
    > on the map point icon. If that works then you could permantly change that
    > icon by right clicking and selecting properties and changing how it is
    > run.
    >
    > you can also create an app compat shim....
    >
    > --
    > Josh
    > http://windowsconnected.com
    > "Lonny" <lonny.cruff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:5939943C-656B-41F4-B0F4-DD1C2EAC12EF@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm running Vista RC1 and MapPoint 2006 has been running flawlessly for
    >> six weeks or so until the other morning when I got an error message that
    >> says, "Your registry settings for this application were not copied
    >> correctly. To correct these settings, run Setup again for this
    >> application from the location where you originally installed it." Of
    >> course, I've done that to no avail. Did some research on TechNet that
    >> pointed to an unholy alliance with MS Works (which I don't have) and MS
    >> Money (which I do) so I followed those procedures and still no luck.
    >>
    >> Now this is really weird! At the suggestion of a friend I installed
    >> MapPoint with UAC turned off. Everything is right with the world. Being
    >> the responsible end user I am (don't laugh, it's true!) I re-enabled UAC
    >> and BOOM! no MapPoint. Just to confirm my suspicions, I disabled UAC and
    >> now MapPoint works.
    >>
    >> What's really got me scratching my head is that I've been using MapPoint
    >> 2006 for several weeks with UAC turned on and there were no problems. I
    >> really don't want to disable the best protection I have against the dirt
    >> bags of the online world! What might make MapPoint 2006 behave this
    >> way?!?
    >>
    >> Ideas? Suggestions? Alternative Procedures?
    >>
    >> Thanx, ;-)
    >>
    >> Lonny

    >



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  5. #4


    Josh Guest

    Re: MapPoint 2006 registry error

    I am guessing you hit a function of mappoint that was buried and relatively
    obsucre? I really don't know since i don't use mappoint.

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    Josh
    http://windowsconnected.com
    "Lonny" <lonny.cruff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1E9F5124-D7D0-4187-A48A-9496367A3316@microsoft.com...
    > Okay, I'll give that a try. But why would this behavior start after a
    > relatively extended period of correct operation? I can't say that nothing
    > changed (my computer is in a constant state of flux!) but I can't see what
    > would have modified the behavior of the system to the point where a
    > specific application would suddenly start behaving badly.
    >
    > Lonny
    >
    > "Josh" <josh@windowsconnected.com> wrote in message
    > news:667EDDC5-176A-4AFF-9BB6-5DDB2FE3A420@microsoft.com...
    >> Sounds like a bug with MapPoint. Check to see if you Windows Vista is
    >> virtualizing any files or registry entries. to check look in the virtual
    >> store for file look C:\users\[logonid]\appdata\local\virtualStore
    >>
    >> and to see reg virts look here.
    >>
    >> HKey Classes root\VirtualStore
    >>
    >> The simple answer is probably just right click and "run as administrator"
    >> on the map point icon. If that works then you could permantly change
    >> that icon by right clicking and selecting properties and changing how it
    >> is run.
    >>
    >> you can also create an app compat shim....
    >>
    >> --
    >> Josh
    >> http://windowsconnected.com
    >> "Lonny" <lonny.cruff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5939943C-656B-41F4-B0F4-DD1C2EAC12EF@microsoft.com...
    >>> I'm running Vista RC1 and MapPoint 2006 has been running flawlessly for
    >>> six weeks or so until the other morning when I got an error message that
    >>> says, "Your registry settings for this application were not copied
    >>> correctly. To correct these settings, run Setup again for this
    >>> application from the location where you originally installed it." Of
    >>> course, I've done that to no avail. Did some research on TechNet that
    >>> pointed to an unholy alliance with MS Works (which I don't have) and MS
    >>> Money (which I do) so I followed those procedures and still no luck.
    >>>
    >>> Now this is really weird! At the suggestion of a friend I installed
    >>> MapPoint with UAC turned off. Everything is right with the world.
    >>> Being the responsible end user I am (don't laugh, it's true!) I
    >>> re-enabled UAC and BOOM! no MapPoint. Just to confirm my suspicions, I
    >>> disabled UAC and now MapPoint works.
    >>>
    >>> What's really got me scratching my head is that I've been using MapPoint
    >>> 2006 for several weeks with UAC turned on and there were no problems. I
    >>> really don't want to disable the best protection I have against the dirt
    >>> bags of the online world! What might make MapPoint 2006 behave this
    >>> way?!?
    >>>
    >>> Ideas? Suggestions? Alternative Procedures?
    >>>
    >>> Thanx, ;-)
    >>>
    >>> Lonny

    >>

    >



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  6. #5


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: MapPoint 2006 registry error

    "Lonny" <lonny.cruff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5939943C-656B-41F4-B0F4-DD1C2EAC12EF@microsoft.com...
    > I'm running Vista RC1 and MapPoint 2006 has been running flawlessly for
    > six weeks or so until the other morning when I got an error message that
    > says, "Your registry settings for this application were not copied
    > correctly. To correct these settings, run Setup again for this
    > application from the location where you originally installed it." Of
    > course, I've done that to no avail. Did some research on TechNet that
    > pointed to an unholy alliance with MS Works (which I don't have) and MS
    > Money (which I do) so I followed those procedures and still no luck.
    >
    > Now this is really weird! At the suggestion of a friend I installed
    > MapPoint with UAC turned off. Everything is right with the world. Being
    > the responsible end user I am (don't laugh, it's true!) I re-enabled UAC
    > and BOOM! no MapPoint. Just to confirm my suspicions, I disabled UAC and
    > now MapPoint works.
    >
    > What's really got me scratching my head is that I've been using MapPoint
    > 2006 for several weeks with UAC turned on and there were no problems. I
    > really don't want to disable the best protection I have against the dirt
    > bags of the online world! What might make MapPoint 2006 behave this
    > way?!?
    >
    > Ideas? Suggestions? Alternative Procedures?
    >
    > Thanx, ;-)
    >
    > Lonny




    I was going to install anyway, so I took the time to do it now. Map Point
    2006 works fine. The only thing I saw was a flag during installation saying
    that I needed ActiveSync 3.7, or later. This may be your problem.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


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  7. #6



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    Have picked up this thread from last November as I have the same problem with Autoroute (English version of Mappoint) It worked fine for 4 weeks then displayed the message as above for no apparent reason. This only affects one user on my machine and problem can be worked round by switching off UAC or right clicking the program file and running as Administrator. Seems to be a problem with UAC rather than the program. Can anyone suggest a way to change UAC back to its previous settings.

    Many thanks

    JohnC

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