i recently bought vissta, and there are lots of programs which dont work, vista says that there is compatibility issues with partition magic 8 does anyone know if there is al ater release of this program, or a vista update available
When Vista comes up saying there's a compatibility issue, I usually just run the program anyway and see if there's anything wrong with the performance. Usually the program will run fine, but if you have problems with abnormal behaviour and crashes, then it isn't Vista compatible and it should be uninstalled and replaced with the latest version (if there is a Vista compatible version available). One last resort is to right click on the program file or shortcut, select Properties, go to the Compatibilty tab and tick the "Run this program in compatibilty mode for:" and select Windows XP (or whatever other operating system it usually runs fine on), click Apply and OK and try it then.
I would not risk any disc utility written for earlier versions of Windows, unless you want an expensive ornament. I replaced all of mine when I purchased a Vista machine. As for your other programs, unless they are very old you should not have too many problems.I have successfully installed programs dating back to 1997. Try right clicking the setup file and choosing to install as XP in the Compatibility tab, or simply select Run as Administrator from the context menu and OK the UAC prompt. Many installations fail because users do not understand how the admin account runs in Vista. To put it simply it doesn't, despite what you have set yourself up as you will always run as a standard user, until you tell the system otherwise. This is part of the UAC procedure, and I would not recommend turning it off, as others have done.
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