Can't install ANY programs in Windows 7 x64

March 23, 2010 at 05:56:52
Specs: Windows 7

i cant install any programs in windows 7,64 bit. when i try to install programs it takes forever for the installation to come up, taking about 10 minutes to load and if it does install, when i click on the program icon , nothing happens. I have even put my CA Security on snooze, thinking it may be the problem but still the same, it wont load. This is a new desktop computer

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March 23, 2010 at 13:58:14

Are they 16 bit programs?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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March 23, 2010 at 17:05:43

I broke my crystal ball so I don't know the brand of your PC.

download the compatability advisor to see if there are any win 7 drivers available.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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March 23, 2010 at 20:19:19

Is this an upgraded PC? Did it come with windows 7? Did it come with XP or Vista? Was it a clean install or an upgrade install? Were drivers upgraded? Also, as above - system specs...

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March 25, 2010 at 19:30:11

This is a Dell Insiron,new with windows 7, 64 bit, desk top computer. These programs say there for windows vista and 7 and ive tried running them with the compatability program that comes with this windows version and still they take forever to load.Below are some of the specs for this comp, and thanks so much for you who have replied to this, i surely appreciate all your help and time here.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version: 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Sempron Prpcessor LE-1300, 2300Mhz

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March 25, 2010 at 19:51:35

Like what programs? From CD, or download?
If you are talking about a massive program like MS Office from CD or an antivirus suite, should still only take a few minutes typically. You have only a single core processor, and you did not mention how much RAM you have. If you have only a minimum of memory, it could actually take quite a while. post back programs and other specs.

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March 28, 2010 at 06:06:00

Installed Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Availiable Physical Memory 2.66 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.41

The programs i am trying to install are video programs like different converters that convert from avi to dvd. also cannon camera program for downloading pics from camera to comp. They all say windows 7 compatable and i even tried running the compatability program and the same thing happens so that didnt work either

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March 28, 2010 at 18:50:50

It sounds like one of these three:
1- There is an infection.
2- You have too much running in the background (very possible)
3- You have a bad RAM stick (uses more ram with these large programs and is running into bad segments)
(a possible fourth - you have another antivirus program that came with the computer that was not completely uninstalled and is interfering)

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September 23, 2010 at 00:34:53

I have same problem ? it happened while my pc was switching off it said its got 6 updates to install before it shuts down. i couldnt wait so i just shut the pc off.
now i switch pc on fine. but problems like windows explorer files dont refresh and cant uninstall / install programs. also cant access windows updates via control panel.?
any help will be good thanks or how to run a fix..
tried a windows repair or good known configuration. didnt help.

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