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Discussion: OCAD Install Problems

in: Orienteering; General

May 13, 2018 7:15 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
I have new Windows 10 PC and when I try to install my OCAD 9 version all I get is the OCAD Icon in the start tray? The installer does not open and there are no error or other messages? I am installing as administrator and have installed several other programs without problems, including Open Orienteering Mapper and Purple Pen.

I tried the same install on my wife's PC also Windows 10 but about a year older and it all works fine.

Has anyone else had this problem and know the solution?
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May 15, 2018 12:56 AM # 
carlch:
There are more qualified people to answer this but my understanding is that you get 2 install--at least with OCAD 10 and above, not sure about OCAD 9.. After that, you need to contact OCAD and explain why you need additional installs.
May 16, 2018 9:11 AM # 
dreamweaver:
Solution - let fizzyred do all the drawing!
May 16, 2018 10:00 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
Well as much as fizzyred likes to be on the computer she is not keen on Cad!

Actually I solved the problem after advice from Juffy and I fiddled around with the compatibility setting in the setup.exe and eventually found a combination that let it run. I think it was the resolution change that let is run, why I have no idea but it worked so I am happy for the next 5 years or so until I am silly enough to upgrade my computer again!

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