Setup.exe starts and just closes.

January 26, 2017 at 06:47:01
Specs: Windows 10
So, I am trying to prep an image of Windows 10 for deployment. Part of the process is installing apps that are commonly used, obviously. We have a 6yr old application that is used heavily here and there is no newer version of the 32-bit software. Its DoD software and am not getting answers.

Question is, has anyone seen where you see the installshield startup..and then it just closes. No matter what I try to do including Compatibility Mode. Anyone seen this behavior? Its 32-bit software on a 64-bit OS. Thanks.


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#1
January 26, 2017 at 07:05:49
What's the name of the software you're trying to install?

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#2
January 26, 2017 at 07:09:51
Its known as 'ETM Lan'...its not software out for public consumption. I dont believe its the software, I believe its the Installshield version having an issue with Win10.

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#3
January 26, 2017 at 18:14:15
All 64bit versions should be able to run true 32bit programs BUT many 32bit programs use 16bit installers which cannot run on a 64bit Windows machine. Compatibility mode will not help you here. A 32bit Windows installation may help, Windows 7 possibly more than 10 and XP absolutely will do it but you will need an older machine to run it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
January 27, 2017 at 06:30:20
A VM is an option also.

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January 27, 2017 at 12:05:46
Yes, you can install a Virtual machine and install XP within the virtual machine and install your software within that.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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