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help with opening file

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1 64bit

    help with opening file


    Hi I hope someone can help I got my son a new computer for Christmas which has windows 8.1 seem to be having a lot of trouble opening files that I have downloaded
    , these sites are on his laptop which was windows 7 and I didn't have any problems with, I am downloading esf 123 version which runs with Half-Life (on steam) and when I try to open it is says cannot verify publisher and it then asks me where I want to open it , i.e. internet explorer, note book etc it won't let me open it at all keeps saying cannot verify publisher, my son uses this site on his laptop with no problem how do I open this file, please help its driving me mad, ps be gentle i have no experience with computers but can follow plain instructions. Thank you

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  2. #2


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


    Is this what you are trying to open---

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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1 64bit


    Hi

    Yes that is it, it won't let me get to that stage, when I go to open it keeps showing Cannot verify publisher
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  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by cluckers72 View Post
    Hi

    Yes that is it, it won't let me get to that stage, when I go to open it keeps showing Cannot verify publisher
    I don't know.
    Maybe someone here knows.

    The only thing I can think of is maybe you need to change UAC settings.

    A picture---

    Click image for larger version

    I use that setting because the others annoy me.
    & I have a good Antivirus program & Firewall.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1 64bit


    Will try this, thanks
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  6. #6


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


    Quote Originally Posted by cluckers72 View Post
    Will try this, thanks
    ok.
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    This is an old program and may not work on Win 8.1 and have been unable to find the system requirements. Perhaps compatibility mode will work.
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    windows 8.1 64bit


    How do you do compatibility mode
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  9. #9


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks for this will give it a go
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