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I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

Maybe it does, but is there a way to fake the Windows Version number
so that Installshield will allow a program to install when the version
number is unrecognized? A lot of applications seem to barf on it.



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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

GofBorg wrote:

> Maybe it does, but is there a way to fake the Windows Version number
> so that Installshield will allow a program to install when the version
> number is unrecognized? A lot of applications seem to barf on it.


? You can't install something into XP mode? I don't see why when it's
an actual XP VM. No reason why something shouldn't install in it unless
it does some sort of hardware calls that a virtualized instance won't allow.

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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

GofBorg wrote:

> Maybe it does, but is there a way to fake the Windows Version number
> so that Installshield will allow a program to install when the version
> number is unrecognized? A lot of applications seem to barf on it.


Yes, if you right click on the application installer then there is a
"troubleshoot compatibility" option which will effectively lie to the
application that is being run about the version of Windows.

You can also go in to the properties of the program and click on the
Compatibility tab and change the compatibility mode there.

Be aware that some programs will kick off other programs, and sometimes
those other programs also need to be run in compatibility mode.
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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

Scott Campbell wrote:

> Yes, if you right click on the application installer then there is a
> "troubleshoot compatibility" option which will effectively lie to the
> application that is being run about the version of Windows.


But that's installing it directly in Win7, not in XP mode. In XP you
still run the installer directly and there shouldn't be any problems
with the Windows version.

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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

Joseph Marton wrote:

> But that's installing it directly in Win7, not in XP mode.


My interpretation of 'emulation' was the compatibility mode, rather
than the XP mode, be it right or wrong 😉
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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

Scott Campbell wrote:

> My interpretation of 'emulation' was the compatibility mode, rather
> than the XP mode, be it right or wrong 😉


Yeah could go either way... need to know what he meant.

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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

> Yes, if you right click on the application installer then there is a
> "troubleshoot compatibility" option which will effectively lie to the
> application that is being run about the version of Windows.


That's what I am trying, but the installer still doesn't run.
At present I am telling it to use compatibility mode for Windows2000, which
is what the app is installed on right now.

The app launches, unpacks then gives me popup:

Windows Platform Error

You are running an unknown version of Windows.
Setup cannot continue.


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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

GofBorg wrote:

> The app launches, unpacks then gives me popup:
>
> Windows Platform Error
>
> You are running an unknown version of Windows.
> Setup cannot continue.


That sounds like it is running another process after the unpacking.
What you can try is unpacking the file and then look for the installer
/ executable within those files, right click and change the
compatibility.

Depending on how the install process works, there may be several files
that you need to set the compatibility flag on.

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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

> Depending on how the install process works, there may be several files
> that you need to set the compatibility flag on.


It was a pain navigating what needed to be done but I have it working now.
It's a document imaging/management app that uses Oracle ODBC. A whole lot
of tweakage to get it going. Seems to work though.





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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

On Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:15:37 +0000, GofBorg wrote:

> It was a pain navigating what needed to be done but I have it working
> now. It's a document imaging/management app that uses Oracle ODBC. A
> whole lot of tweakage to get it going. Seems to work though.


Assuming the box has enough RAM you can always use XP mode instead.



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Re: I thought Windows 7 had some great XP emulation....

>> It was a pain navigating what needed to be done but I have it working
>> now. It's a document imaging/management app that uses Oracle ODBC. A
>> whole lot of tweakage to get it going. Seems to work though.

>
> Assuming the box has enough RAM you can always use XP mode instead.


Would rather not have to do that.

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