Installing Program Error

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    Installing Program Error

    Installing Program Error
    How to Fix a Program Installation Error in Vista
    Installing Program Error

    How to Fix a Program Installation Error in Vista
    information   Information
    If you are having trouble installing a program in Vista, then this will show you two common methods to possibly resolve the problem when you get the error message below.

    The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder.
    Note   Note
    If UAC is disabled, then this essentially causes Vista to behave like the Windows XP user model. This will cause a incompatibility issue with the program for Vista causing the program's installation parameters to fail.


    Use Account Control - UAC

    1. Turn UAC back on. (Temporarily)

    2. Restart the computer to apply.

    3. Install the program. You should succeed this time.

    4. Afterwards, you can turn UAC back off if you wanted to.
    NOTE: I would recommend to leave it on for better security and to help prevent this again.


    Using Compatibility Mode

    NOTE: If you do not want to turn UAC back on and restart the computer, then this is the method to use.
    1. Right click on the program's installation file and click on Properties.

    2. Click on the Compatibility tab. (See screenshot below step 5)

    3. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for:

    4. Make sure Windows XP (Service Pack 2), or the Windows that the program was written for, is selected.

    5. Click on OK.
    Installing Program Error-compatibility-jpg
    6. Run the program's installation file. You should succeed this time.
    That's it,

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  2.    23 Jun 2007 #1
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    Re: Installing Program Error

    Aha...many Thanks for this !
    I always got this error whilst installing Adobe Reader 8.0 (strangely not for other HEAVY program instalaltions)
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  3.    23 Jun 2007 #2
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    Re: Installing Program Error


    Your welcome. It's a hit and miss thing with UAC disabled.

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