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  1. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    After uninstalling again, I ran JV16's Software and leftovers removal tool. I found two PSP items which I removed. Installed it again with no deference to compatibility or anything else - just a straight installation. It now works correctly :huh: Thank you for all the suggestions.
  2. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    No apologies necessary (except perhaps to any moderators.) There are obviously thousands of people who have similar experience and it is inevitable that some will be members/contributors to many forums. Except for a special Radio section on a Merchant Navy forum I know of no other site which...
  3. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    Good for you. I was a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy. Have a British amateur licence and a VP8 one.
  4. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    Yes, I use it on other forums too. For your interest: The international distress signal isn't, never was, and was never meant to be, "sos" or any other combination of letters or digits. It is a single Morse character, just as any letter, digit or punctuation character. Brink, I have again...
  5. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    Yes, I will do that again tomorrow (it's past my bed-time.)
  6. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    I clicked on the exe file's Properties, then checked Run ... in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 3, and Run ..., as an administrator, then Apply and OK. I did that. The application opens from its icon. When clicking on a jpg file the first thing which happens is a message saying...
  7. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    I have tried the suggestions in both the links in your post #4 without success. It baffles me that I have installed the program several times before without a problem.
  8. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    Brink, Options one and two didn't solve the problem. I don't much like the idea of messing about with the registry. so I have, at least for now, skipped option three. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the program. Instead of using autorun I opened the disc, right clicked on the exe...
  9. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    Thank you Brink. I have tried the Troubleshoot Compatibility route. The program opens when I click its icon, and I can open a jpg file via the program's File menu, but Clicking directly on a jpg file brings up the message I reported. I haven't yet examined all the information in that...
  10. Syncopator

    Solved Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

    I have installed and re-installed Paint Shop Pro 7 on this system several times (having had to re-instal and/or repair the OS). After the lastest repair, Paint Shop Pro doesn' work. The system telling me that "This app sic can't run on your PC". I assume that an update to Windows has...
  11. Syncopator

    New Sandboxie download warning.

    Having recently reinstalled Windows 8.1, I wanted to reinstall Sandboxie. However once downloaded I got the message "The signature of Sandboxieinstall.exe is corrupt or invalid." I have never seen this before, and I've had to reinstall it several times on previous operating systems and on...
  12. Syncopator

    IE11 doesn't display Yahoo email correctly.

    In IE11, Yahoo mail's list of folders is present down the left side of the browser window, but the major window for the mail is blank. In Chrome there is no such problem, all mail is listed. What might be wrong in IE to cause this?
  13. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    Yes Miles, I'm thinking this too. I have, however, been receiving help from someone else at sysnative. I will persevere with this for the moment, but I am no stranger to biting the reinstallation bullet :o.
  14. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    Yes Miles, that's correct. However, it doesn't help I'm afraid. I had tried before, via the "recovery" route in the control panel. Tried both refresh and restore more than once. It gets so far then terminates, coughing up the message "Windows could not complete the installation, etc." It...
  15. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    I can't boot from disc. The option doesn't present itself. I've tried slowly pressing F8 during boot but that has no effect. How do I access the BIOS or UEFI or whatever in order to change the boot order?
  16. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    Thank you Miles. I don't understand WinPE, so haven't got that facility. What I do have is Microsoft's disks (32 and 64) which I bought from Microsoft. The computer was bought new from HP with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. However it had a lot of "extras", including games and HP stuff. With...
  17. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    Thank you, but I don't understand the takedown procedure and prefer not to experiment. Take Ownership is already in the context menu and doesn't work - at least in this instance.
  18. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    Well, Miles and Brink, as I said in my post #3 There should be a file with a .bin extension and blob in it's name. For exemple, mine is called *702349c5b78f9a04_blobs.bin*. Rename that file to *backup.bin*, then restart your computer. After the restart, wait 10-15 minutes to make sure that...
  19. Syncopator

    Enabling hidden Admin account.

    Thank you Brink. I had looked at that article in my search. Quite frankly it lacks clarity. There is only one account on this machine; it's named Administrator. I can't see what I am supposed to do.