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Author Topic: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7  (Read 11558 times)

ajmrowland

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Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« on: February 01, 2010, 03:31:16 am »

Hi, I'm new here! ;D

Anyway, down to business. I'm using a 64-bit Windows 7 OS, have downloaded the Vista Intel driver for MY Intel Series 4 Mobile, Have the Installer, have done basically everything you guys told Kyle in another thread, and everything he told me (in another forum) to do, but still the program won't work.

Any more tips?
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Raxx

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 03:40:14 am »

What kind of error comes up, what version of Windows 7 do you have? (home, ultimate, etc). Also any other PC specs would be nice.

Have you tried all the compatibility settings?
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ajmrowland

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 03:58:04 am »

No error, message, Home Premium, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, Gateway model, Intel Graphics Express Series 4(like I said), and I've tried Vista, and XP compatibility modes, and have turned on/off the Disable Desktop Composition and Disable Visual Themes compatibility functions for the Anim8or program.
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SirBluDanes

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 05:10:48 am »

I have the same problem - Can't run under
Windows 7 but have seen nothing on the posts to help.

Steve - Does it run under Windows 7?  If not, I'll quit trying.  If it does then please tell me how?

Thanks,
Judi
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Kyle

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 06:31:14 am »

Does it run under Windows 7?  If not, I'll quit trying.  If it does then please tell me how?


It obviously does, since I got it to work.

anyway, wish I could help more, not sure why it wont work for you, as you (ajmrowland) seem to have similiar specs to me.
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Raxx

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 07:59:42 am »

ajmrowland, unfortunately I think your problem is a little more severe. I'm thinking it's because of your 64-bit operating system that it's not opening correctly. Anim8or is a 32-bit program, and it seems that some programs just don't run well under certain versions of different Windows 64-bit operating systems. All I can really suggest is to try to update your bios, update your intel drivers to the newest windows 7 drivers, and use the intel inf utility and update your intel chipset drivers. This might eventually allow you to at least come up with an error saying it can't run.

Your alternative is to dual boot with another windows operating system or to replace your current OS entirely. I'd just dual-boot with a 32-bit operating system to more or less guarantee that it'd work.

SirBluDanes, I already attempted to address your problem in another topic, so if you don't wish for my help then good luck to you.
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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 09:56:34 am »

Raxx, I'm on 64 bit myself, so I don't think that's his problem either.
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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 11:49:01 am »

I'm aware of that, and so am I. However, it could be his individual OS that's the culprit, or this version, or the mix of components.
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ajmrowland

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 04:48:24 pm »

Kyle, which version of 7 do you have? Home? Office?
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Kyle

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 09:22:02 pm »

Home.
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ajmrowland

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 11:29:06 pm »

So we can knock off OS and Processing Hardware.
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Raxx

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 07:00:00 am »

For now, try this:
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Open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under Programs, click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows.

And go through all the options. They're not really any different from the compatibility tab. I'm not on Win 7 right now but you should be able to select Anim8or in the list that comes up. If you can't get it to work, then go through the options that let you report it to Microsoft.

You can also fill this out: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Feedback/Default.aspx?feedbacktype=suggest Maybe they'll try working on compatibility, who knows.

Also look for any and all windows updates available.
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ajmrowland

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 05:50:45 pm »

I doubt they'll really do anything, but I'll try.
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Steve

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2010, 05:18:41 am »

Anim8or works on Windows 7.  Intel's drivers for their graphics chips are very buggy.  If you would explain exactly what happend when you try to run it it might help.  Simply saying "It doesn't work" doesn't give me anything to look into.
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ajmrowland

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Re: Can't run Anim8or in Windows 7
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 08:23:23 pm »

It's just not doing anything when I click. Not even an error message. Nothing more than the Windows Running a Program message that comes up everytime it doesn't recognize something. My intel graphics chipset is in the same 4 Series range as Kyle's. It's just not doing anything. And I try every properties change that might have an influence on it. Basically everything I described on this thread.
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