When I had to move to Win7 in the office, the VenturaFAQ instructions for installing V10 worked perfectly. That was two months ago. Now I have to get it onto a new Win7 machine at home, and I can't get off the ground.
To begin with, because my V10 is an upgrade license, I have to install V8 first. The new machine (an Asus AMD 64bit) was an emergency purchase. I had no time to investigate and spec. The result was that I wound up with Win 7 Home Premium. When I realized that I couldn't install XP apps such as VP, I purchased the download code to upgrade to Win 7 Pro.
So far, that's made no difference. Even after setting the compatibility options as per the FAQ, each time I try to run the setup.exe on the V8 disk, I get a message that the file is not compatible with this version of Windows.
Are you installing within the virtual XP workspace?
Hello amoore; If you have the Windows 7 Pro. loaded in your computer you'll have to go to MS and down load the "XP" mode and install it to get the old ver. to work. ( The XP mode doesn't run all old software but it does do most. )
Download the Ventura FAQ at:
Thanks, guys. I need it to run in Win7, not in the virtual machine.
Eric, I thought I recalled something like copying the CD. I'll try it tonight.
Copying the V8 cd and running from the copy worked like a charm. (Sorry, I'm too tired to try to come up with something more original.)
The setup.exe still gave the "wrong version" error, but Vsetup worked with the compatibility settings.
Thank goodness. And many thanks, Eric.
I know this is kind of an old thread but am I correct in assuming that you just copied the VP8 files from the CD to a folder on the hard drive, but didn't try to install VP8?
And when you installed VP10, did the install ask you for the location of the VP8 folder? Or what was the procedure there? How did VP10 know you owned VP8 or had some of its files on your system?
DWFIIIn the Highlands of Central Oregon
During the VP10 install? Or before? Does VP10 prompt you in some way?