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Error message where I can not open ACT 2008, IN NEW LAPTOP W/ WINDOWS 7

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Error message where I can not open ACT 2008, IN NEW LAPTOP W/ WINDOWS 7

I HAVE TRIED TWICE TO INSTALL act 2008 IN MY NEW LAPTOP. i KEEP GETTING AN ERROR THAT SAYS

 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++THE TYPEOF INITIALIZER FOR' PROTEXIS 0' THREW AN EXCEPTION. WHEN I CLICK OK ACT CLOSES

 

ALSO DURING INSTALLATION , I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE. PREREQ.EXCEPTIONS.Invalid input exception: exception type Prereq.exceptions.invalid Input exception was thrown.at.Prereq.AccessINI.Parse(Text Reader sr) at Prereq.Program. Main (string 0 args)

 

Also received another Error # 1620 saying " this installation package could not be opened, contact application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package. 

 

I had no problems installing it in Windows XP SP(3)  So I'm wondering if the problem is missing software to work with windows 7

 

Can anyone help me out with this ?

 

 

(504) 481-9500

 

 

Thanks

 

Tommy B.

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Re: Error message where I can not open ACT 2008, IN NEW LAPTOP W/ WINDOWS 7

[ Edited ]

Act! 2008 isn't supported on a Windows 7 OS, but will usually install and run (only on a 32-bit OS).  The error 'type of initializer for Protexis' usually indicates that you have a 64-bit OS and Act! 2008 is not compatible with a 64-bit OS.

Greg Martin
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