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EXE files are not running

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    EXE files are not running


    I am using a Win 8 Pro version. I want to install some image processors and hv downloaded the exe setup files.
    But when I try to run the exe setup (either by dbl click or rt click run as admin), in either cases nothing happens. I just see the initial User Access Control window asking me if I want to allow make changes to my PC with a YES/NO option, but on clicking YES nothing happens.

    This is happening to all exe setups which I try to run. Any idea what could it be.. Have also unblocked the exe files before running, but the same prob....

    Any hints, comments appreciated.
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    That depends what programs those are. Can you provide extra details, at least names and versions?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for your reply. I must say that it was an error on my part that I was trying to install a setup exe which was not Windows 8 compatible. So that answers my question as to why it dint work :-).
    I thereafter tried to install VLC player (win8 compatible ver) and the installation worked fine without any error.
    BTW: I was trying to install Fast Stone image viewer which does not (yet) have a Win8 compatible version.


    Cheers,
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Alright.

    Quote Originally Posted by win8ank View Post
    I was trying to install Fast Stone image viewer which does not (yet) have a Win8 compatible version.
    Only for an image viewer, I think the built-in Windows Photo Viewer is enough. For some other exotic formats, open them with GIMP (free) or Photoshop which are compatible.

    Cheers
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