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haus_kat

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problem installing programs
« on: July 19, 2011, 04:22:40 PM »
I have a couple of programs, which are my favorite and which I've had and used for years. Recently I got my first new computer and it had Windows 7 on it. I've never used that before and it's taken a lot of getting used to. My previous computers had windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows 98. I was unaware that this Windows was different in a particular way from the other versions. I had difficulty installing those programs, which said they were "32 bit" programs and that Windows 7 was "64 bit". I'm only familiar with those terms in relation to Nintendo and it's games. The computer recommended me allowing it to make some adjustments in re-installing the programs. I thought that the programs were then installed but they wouldn't open when I tried to use them. Though they are small programs and I've used them on every one of my previous (and much less powerful) computers, this new computer gives me pop-up messages that said I "don't have enough RAM" to run the programs. How shall I resolve this? I'd really like to use those programs on my new computer...

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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 11:49:08 PM »
What programs are you trying to install?

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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 11:59:47 PM »
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don't have enough RAM" to run the programs. How shall I resolve this?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Optimize-Windows-7-for-better-performance
Posting your Computer model/brand/specification would also help to know what components are installed on that PC.

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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 06:10:51 AM »
The computer is Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop

processor: Intel Pentium CPU B940 2.00ghz
RAM: 4gb
system: 64 bit
Windows 7 service pack 1
hard drive = 283 GB

programs I wanted to install:
Microsoft "Picture It!" 2.0
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4.0


My previous laptop was a Compaq running Windows XP (service pack 3) with a 30gb hard drive (4gb free space) and less than a half gb of RAM. I used both these programs (many times simultaneously) on that computer. The new computer should have more than enough RAM to operate these simple programs, thus I don't understand the pop-up message.



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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 10:54:47 AM »
Uninstall anything that has to do with those 2 programs first. Do a clean up in other words. Once its done, reboot your windows and from that point try this:

1. right click on the setup exe file of ms picture it and go in the compatibility tab and select windows 98 or xp.
2. then install MS picture it. (when its in compatibility mode ONLY)
3. Before starting the program up, right click on the execute file and do the same thing: go in compatibility tab and select win98
4. should work fine.

Theres another way but this is not the recommended but still a solution.
1. install virtual PC 2007
2. install windows xp on it or even windows 98
3. when its installed and running, load up windows 98 on virtual pc and install your programs.
4. when you need those programs, fire up virtual pc and use it.

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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 02:02:37 PM »
Picture it was abandoned years ago by MS...not sure about the Adobe app...

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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 12:03:48 AM »

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Re: problem installing programs
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 06:39:06 AM »
Thanks :) I think I've got them working all right