Category Archives: Application Compatibility

Case of the .NET 4.5.2 Setup Can’t Run In Compatibility Mode

When downloading http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=42643 on Windows 8.1, the installer failed Well the most obvious thing, is the installer for some reason is set into compatibility mode. Clicking EXE and looking at properties shows this is not the case: First I tried … Continue reading

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Case of the Admin Check Fail

After users had migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 an application Continuum ( OmsInst.exe) started to fail with error on some users: Continuum Database InitializationYou must have NT local administrative priviledges to run this application However … This user … Continue reading

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Case of the Invalid Base Key Error

Continuing my series on .NET patching – refer to https://chentiangemalc.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/case-of-the-net-service-hang-patching-webclient-operation-timed-out/ for the previous articles more of an overview of using some of the tools described. A “front end” application that was used to launch another application was failing to launch … Continue reading

Posted in .NET, 64-bit, Application Compatibility, Debugging, Hacking, Patching, Reflexil, WinDbg, Windows 7 | 2 Comments

Case Of The Missing Ini Files – A WinDbg Reconstruction

An application was reported by the customer as “incompatible” with Windows 7 as it was “crashing” It was an in-house app developed by the customer to provide automated updates to their in-house applications. However the method of configuring the app … Continue reading

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Case of the ADODB.Connection Provider Not Found Error

A customer’s old in-house app was bombing out occasionally on Windows 7 with the following error: ADODB.Connection: Provider cannot be found. It may not be properly installed. The question was – what provider could not be found? We did not … Continue reading

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Case of the Triple Single Sign On Sign On Sign On

A customer still in Windows XP land was also still suffering along with IE6 … and with final mitigating issues preventing upgrade out of the way – off they went, on their merry way, to the wonderful modern world of … Continue reading

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The App That Used Lotus Notes Database for Windows Updates

Having worked on many Windows XP to Windows 7 migration projects over the past 3 years I’ve seen a lot of nasty legacy apps. This makes a good case for being labelled the most interesting to get working. (To be … Continue reading

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