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Installing Picture It 2000 on Vista

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Read in one forum the question someone asked after successfully (sort of) installing Picture It 2000 on new computer with Vista. Will this person or any other help me accomplish this install on Vista, please.

I tried installing Picture It and it seemed to do so. I got no error messages but it sure took a long time. Then when I tried to open the program it said "access denied" adding that I needed 30 meg of disk space (implying I didn't) which makes no sense as I should have tons of space on my new Dell. When I tried to click on "Help" it said that version of help was not supported by Vista. So I am guessing Vista does not support Picture It 2000 either. Maybe there is a fix out there somewhere. Here is old message:


Picture It 2000 and Windows Vista and windows expl
http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread698777.html
Can anyone help me? I need to use picture it 2000 every day and use to use
it on Windows XP and had NO problems at all. If I would open up windows
explorer i could be in my folder that has all of my picture it files in
there, .mix files and even though they were not jpegs etc.. windows explorer
would show the thumbnail of all of these projects saved so i could quickly
look for something and double click to open. Since installing Windows
Vista, the Picture It 2000 still works great , except now upon opening up
windows explorer, i can see thumbnails of any format BUT the picture it
files! I do not understand why an older version of windows could handle
viewing these as thumbnails but the newer vista can not. It is quite
inconvenient now to have to actually open the picture it program and go
through there to search for files when i use to be able to just see
everything I had in one page in windows explorer with the thumbnails. I
really like the look of Vista and after paying for it would hate to have to
take it out and put XP back on again just because of this. I've searched all
folder and settings etc and can find nothing to help.
Oct 25 '07 #1
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MMcCarthy
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Welcome to thescripts.

I am moving this to the Window forum where you are more likely to receive some assistance.
Oct 25 '07 #2

bartonc
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For the record, this snippet of one of the replies is as close to a solution as I could find:
But after sifting through vista
looking for anything to change I cant quite remember all i did but one of
them definitely was turning off windows defender. I can now use the program,
but if the .mix files are associated with the program, still do not
understand why windows explorer in XP can allow us to see the .mix files like
any thumbnail as if it were a jpeg, but yet will not allow you to in Vista..
By the way, that thread is in the Archive section which derive from some mail-list and not from these forums, per se.
Oct 25 '07 #3

bartonc
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Welcome to thescripts.

I am moving this to the Window forum where you are more likely to receive some assistance.
Thanks, Mary.

According to this site there is some Picture It/Digital Image crossover: I remember buying DI Pro for about $20 US at Best Buy (and really enjoyed the software).
!!! VISTA WINDOWS WARNING !!!
The ONLY versions that run correctly on Vista are as follows:

PI99
PI2000
DIS9
DIS10
DIS2006(with a patch)
DI Annaversary
Oct 25 '07 #4

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Thanks to the administrator; I couldn't decide where the post should go. I appreciate the move.

Now for the good news--trying to uninstall Picture It to reinstall the following happened:

I was playing around trying to uninstall Picture It so I could reinstall it. I never found the uninstall button but I did find something called "run as administrator" just below "run" by right clicking on the program and this opened it. Not only that but all my pictures and artwork that I ever did on Picture It showed up in the catalog (I had the Dell tech transfer data from my old computer to my new one so all that stuff was there but I didn't know it would automatically show up in Picture It). So that was probably why it seemed to take so long for it to initially install - it was also loading all those pictures. If I click on "run" it will still not open. I don't understand it at all but as long as I have access I really don't care how it is done. I just hope it is consistently reproduceable.

Keep our collective fingers crossed.

Thanks again the posts.
Oct 25 '07 #5

bartonc
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Thanks to the administrator; I couldn't decide where the post should go. I appreciate the move.

Now for the good news--trying to uninstall Picture It to reinstall the following happened:

I was playing around trying to uninstall Picture It so I could reinstall it. I never found the uninstall button but I did find something called "run as administrator" just below "run" by right clicking on the program and this opened it. Not only that but all my pictures and artwork that I ever did on Picture It showed up in the catalog (I had the Dell tech transfer data from my old computer to my new one so all that stuff was there but I didn't know it would automatically show up in Picture It). So that was probably why it seemed to take so long for it to initially install - it was also loading all those pictures. If I click on "run" it will still not open. I don't understand it at all but as long as I have access I really don't care how it is done. I just hope it is consistently reproduceable.

Keep our collective fingers crossed.

Thanks again the posts.
On XP Pro, I'd fix that permanently in the Group Policy Editor (granting PI permission to always run as administrator). Not sure how to do that on Vista.
Oct 25 '07 #6

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On XP Pro, I'd fix that permanently in the Group Policy Editor (granting PI permission to always run as administrator). Not sure how to do that on Vista.
Thank you so much. Will give this a try and report back.
Oct 26 '07 #7

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In vista you right click on the .exe and goto properties. Then its on the compatibility tab (i believe, but it could be security ill check when i get home) there is a check box to always run his program as administrator. If you need to run an installer file as administrator right click the installed and selected the "run as admin" option. I have had MANY programs crash out of the install because i didn't select the run as admin option.
Oct 26 '07 #8

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Thanks so much. I'll try this.
Oct 29 '07 #9

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right click on icon : Properties : Compatibility tab : check box to run in compatibility mode for windows xp SP2. IT Works!!
Nov 20 '07 #10

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What am I doing wrong!!!!
I am trying to install Worksuite on to my new Dell laptop which has Vista installed. I want to use Picture It which was on this Worksuite disc and i have used happily for years.
When i put the disc in, there is a box appears which is headed 'Autoplay' . Whatver I do it will not install. I tried to follow the instructions posted here but I cannot right click on anything. WHAT am I doing wrong!
I am really quite green on these things, any help appreciated.
Dec 1 '07 #11

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rather than clicking on auto run (or if it automatically starts up close it) goto my computer. Located you disc drive which has the disk in it and right click on that drive and choose the explore option. From there locate the autorun.exe and then right click on it and select run as administrator. Or you can try and locate the setup.exe manually and run that as administrator.
Dec 3 '07 #12

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rather than clicking on auto run (or if it automatically starts up close it) goto my computer. Located you disc drive which has the disk in it and right click on that drive and choose the explore option. From there locate the autorun.exe and then right click on it and select run as administrator. Or you can try and locate the setup.exe manually and run that as administrator.
Well I did exactly this, and even looked at your previous post which was slightly different and followed those instructions.
I also did what Bill32466 had described.
It lets me do it all, then asks me if i trust the programme so I click to allow it and then ....nothing.
I have looked in my computor and it has not installed
I think i am going to have to forget it completely
Dec 7 '07 #13

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I succeeded in Picture it 2000 working on windows vista installing it under sandboxie (search it in Internet).
Before I have created a new sanbox (see menu 'sandbox' in Sandobox) in order to preserve the installation from successive sandbox uses.
Start Picture it! from sandboxie (selects in “all files and folder” where it has been memorized, then right-click on it and choose "run under Sandboxie").
You have to start it two times. The first time you get an error message. Do not close the program and do not answer to the message but start the program a second time and therefore close the error message..
At this point Picture i!t opens regularly and it has usable without any limitations.
FABRIZIO
Dec 20 '07 #14

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I succeeded in Picture it 2000 working on windows vista installing it under sandboxie (search it in Internet).
Before I have created a new sanbox (see menu 'sandbox' in Sandobox) in order to preserve the installation from successive sandbox uses.
Start Picture it! from sandboxie (selects in “all files and folder” where it has been memorized, then right-click on it and choose "run under Sandboxie").
You have to start it two times. The first time you get an error message. Do not close the program and do not answer to the message but start the program a second time and therefore close the error message..
At this point Picture i!t opens regularly and it has usable without any limitations.
FABRIZIO
I found Sandbox on the internet and have it on my desk top. But i am at a los o know what to do.
I am really not very good on computors.
When I clicked on the Sandbox icon, it just goes striahgt to MSN page.
Am I being really really thick? proboably so but I really cannot work out what I am supposed to be doing.
Dec 22 '07 #15

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You need to run in administrator mode. Right click on the program and select run as administrator. You can set this to be permanent by right-clicking and going to the compatibility tab. There is a run as an administrator checkbox. This is all due to the new Security features in Vista that you see Apple make fun of in the TV Ads
Read in one forum the question someone asked after successfully (sort of) installing Picture It 2000 on new computer with Vista. Will this person or any other help me accomplish this install on Vista, please.

I tried installing Picture It and it seemed to do so. I got no error messages but it sure took a long time. Then when I tried to open the program it said "access denied" adding that I needed 30 meg of disk space (implying I didn't) which makes no sense as I should have tons of space on my new Dell. When I tried to click on "Help" it said that version of help was not supported by Vista. So I am guessing Vista does not support Picture It 2000 either. Maybe there is a fix out there somewhere. Here is old message:


Picture It 2000 and Windows Vista and windows expl
http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread698777.html
Dec 30 '07 #16

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Not just apple but everyone else who has ever used vista.
Jan 3 '08 #17

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Right clicking the PictureIt Icon, selecting Properties->Compatibility and checking the Run this progam as administrator under the Privilege Level on Windows 7 worked for me!

Thanks a bunch for the help!

It works! It works!
Oct 8 '10 #18

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