installing version 10 on Vista


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I am gettin back into designing with Chief Architectafter several years away from it.

 

I have a Windows Vista pc

I have a full seat of Chief Architext 10.

I have the little purple ish hasp (USB)

 

I get Chief Architact installed and it prompts me to download the "Vista" update and and I do that with know apperent problems.

 

i know insert the Hasp and wait for it to light up and try to launch Chief.

 

I then get a window that pops up. it is a "CANNOT REGISTER" window and the window says:

 

YOU MUST BE AN ADMINISTRATOR IN ORDER TO INSTALL THIS PRODUCT.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR FOR ASSISTANCE.

 

I am logged in as admin.

anyone have a fix for this or know why i am getting this message?

 

thanks

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do some searches on the old forum

 

there were some who were able to get ver 10 to run on Vista properly

 

you could go to CA's website and find the correct driver download

 

however, ver 10 wasn't written for Vista so you may find some "issues"

 

also, try right clicking on the ver 10 .EXE and select "run as admin..."

 

Lew

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If you are serious about using Chief to do production work on modern hardware I would highly encourage an upgrade.

 

Version 10 barely ran on Vista. If you are going to stay with version 10 I would recommend running XP.

 

X2, 2 versions newer than Version 10, was the first version of Chief to fully adapt to the more modern Vista based operating systems. We have also done a lot of work to improve performance on modern systems by supporting multiple cores and more modern video cards.

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I would recommend running XP

 

 

However, note that Microsoft no longer supports XP

so don't connect to the internet at all ever to avoid virus's etc

 

If you do upgrade Chief, I would recommend avoiding X3

due to significant hassles with the library system

 

probably best to get X4 or later

 

Lew

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