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Paint Shop Pro 8 + Vista (flash06007900.OCX related)

by fryedrycestyle / July 9, 2008 11:59 AM PDT

So I'm trying to install my old copy of Paint Shop Pro 8 after almost a year without it...

But when I try to install I get this error:

Runtime installation error.
Could not register:

I've googled the problem but I've been unable to find any help to this problem.

Does anyone have any clue how I could fix this? What I have to do to get it running? I've read that PSP 8 does work in Vista so I don't know what the story is. I'm lost and really desperate to get this installed.

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Upgrade to 9 or better.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2008 12:03 PM PDT

Give the old disable UAC a try then I'll let you borrow a towel.

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by fryedrycestyle / July 9, 2008 12:56 PM PDT


That just gave me a 'stopped working' error without the previous one.

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So UAC disabled...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2008 1:28 AM PDT
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Gave the stopped working error or did that happen when you installed version 8 after stopping UAC? Sorry if I can't discern which but UAC seems to be cranky about installing older software.
PS. Sorry if this didn't help but the towels are usually the only consolation as we go get the new version.

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by fryedrycestyle / July 10, 2008 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: So UAC disabled...

When I try to install instead of giving me the original error I just get an instant 'stopped working' error. It still doesn't even start the installation process.

The reason I'm not upgrading is because I hope to get Photoshop Cs3 in late August and I only want to use this as a temporary program as opposed to The Gimp or

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Then consider running it on your old machine or...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2008 5:15 AM PDT
In reply to: When...

If you were lucky enough to have your Windows XP license, install the Virtual PC (that's free) then XP in the Virtual PC and run this inside the VPC. Seems a lot to do to run an old version but it has been a valid workaround.

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