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How to install Power-Tab editor

by johleoni / August 13, 2011 9:42 PM PDT

Hi, i have problem installing the power-tab editor.

After i downloaded from CNET i got a file "cnet_powertab_zip.exe".

If i double click and try to install i get an Install error: "Unable to initialize installer GUI".

If i try to rename to exe to zip in order to extract it, it wont work at all.

Please i need help, this is pain....!!!!!!

Thanks

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Try this.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 13, 2011 9:44 PM PDT

Right click that downloaded file and select "Extract". Windows 7 should unzip and extract the files for you.

Mark

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No working
by johleoni / August 14, 2011 8:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this.

Hi Mark, first thanks for replying

When i right click the downloaded file "cnet_powertab_zip.exe" i don't get the Extract because it's an EXE file!!!
This is part of the problem!!!

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Hmmm.
by bob b / August 14, 2011 9:20 AM PDT
In reply to: No working

When I look at that product I don't see W7 as a supported OS.

That does not mean it won't work.......just a flag.

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I see something else as well.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 8:57 PM PDT
In reply to: No working

As well as from Bob's observation, I also see something else.

That "cnet_powertab_zip.exe" is not the Power Tab Editor installation file. It is CNET's new installer file procedure which then downloads the Power Tab Editor setup file.

http://download.cnet.com/Power-Tab-Editor/3000-2133_4-10502034.html?tag=mncol;1 is the software you are talking about I believe.

If you look at that green "Download Now" button, then look immediately beneath that, you will find a small font link named, "Direct Download Link". Clicking that will take you to the download page and your browser should automatically offer you the download of "powertab.zip".

Try that, but please note what Bob says that this software does not seem to be compatible with Windows 7. I don't see any newer Win 7 compatible version at http://www.power-tab.net/products.php

However, Windows 7 does have a Compatibility Mode and this software may install via that;
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

I hope that works for you.

Mark

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I managed to download the ZIP file
by johleoni / August 14, 2011 11:34 PM PDT

Hi Mark,

Following your instruction and via an Windows XP computer, i managed to download from the direct link the "powertab.zip" file. Now i'm at work, when i reach home i will try to install the software and i will let you now if i have other problem with Windows 7.

Thanks a lot,

John

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