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Can't turn off Program Compatibility Assistant

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Can't turn off Program Compatibility Assistant


    I'm in need of installing IntelliType 6.x to be able to use all functions of my Microsoft Office Keyboard, but the Program Compatibility Assistant doesn't let me, even though I've correctly set the policy rules (as described here) and even turned off the Diagnostic Policy Service.

    The only options I have is "get help online", which tells me that I should download the latest version, and "close" which doesn't run the installer at all.



    Help please? I understand the program might not work, but Microsoft should at least allow people to bypass their "Let Microsoft decide for you" BS (which I've met like six billion times by now) and let the idiots (i.e. me) take the risk of ruining their computer if they want to.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried running it in compatibility mode ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried running it in compatibility mode ?
    I just tried it, and it didn't work.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by arg0r View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried running it in compatibility mode ?
    I just tried it, and it didn't work.
    I don't know then.

    Sorry I could not help.
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  5. #5


    Hi,

    Normally, the changes will disable the PCA. However, in your case, I suggest you check whether the new group policy apply to your computer.

    Check group policy result
    ========================
    1.Click Start, type rsop.msc and press Enter.
    2.Please check Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Application Compatibility. Does it exist?

    Hope I Helped
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Hi,

    Normally, the changes will disable the PCA. However, in your case, I suggest you check whether the new group policy apply to your computer.

    Check group policy result
    ========================
    1.Click Start, type rsop.msc and press Enter.
    2.Please check Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Application Compatibility. Does it exist?

    Hope I Helped
    I just tried it.
    No go.

    You need to run gpedit.msc

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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Hi,

    Normally, the changes will disable the PCA. However, in your case, I suggest you check whether the new group policy apply to your computer.

    Check group policy result
    ========================
    1.Click Start, type rsop.msc and press Enter.
    2.Please check Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Application Compatibility. Does it exist?

    Hope I Helped
    I just tried it.
    No go.

    You need to run gpedit.msc

    Click image for larger version
    I know men I was trying to turn off Program Compatibility Assistant via gpedit.msc. So I went to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Application Compatibility, and then set "Turn Off Program Compatibility Assistant" to "Enabled". This also gets reflected in the registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat!DisablePCA of value 1 and it didnt work the PCA windows will still popup
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yes, the changes I made in gpedit.msc are reflected in rsop.msc.

    However, I've almost solved the problem (in my case) by installing IntelliType 7.1 and selected "Digital Media Pro" as the keyboard I'm using. Now everything except the scroll wheel works

    Now this is kind of a seperate topic, but I tried the AutoHotKey method, and for some reason AHK doesn't work for me at all. I'd be grateful if someone could help me
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by arg0r View Post
    Yes, the changes I made in gpedit.msc are reflected in rsop.msc.

    However, I've almost solved the problem (in my case) by installing IntelliType 7.1 and selected "Digital Media Pro" as the keyboard I'm using. Now everything except the scroll wheel works

    Now this is kind of a seperate topic, but I tried the AutoHotKey method, and for some reason AHK doesn't work for me at all. I'd be grateful if someone could help me
    i`ll be happy if you give me A Rep
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