[Virtualacorn-list] VRPC-Adjust versus Windows 8

Vince M Hudd vince at softrock.co.uk
Thu Oct 30 19:37:07 GMT 2014

My copy of VirtualRiscPC-Adjust arrived today, and I have just had the sheer
joy of installing and unstalling it a few times in the hope that the result
would be that it would run on each subsequent attempt - but to no avail.

The first two attempts at installing it, I was running in my user account on
the computer. As expected, I was prompted for the administrator password,
and the installer then seemed to do its job, more or less (well, less - it
failed to create a Start Menu/Screen or desktop shortcut on both occasions).

Delving into the installed directory and running the executable (by double
clicking) results in a momentary flicker of the hourglass, and then nada.

Right clicking and telling Windows to run the executable as administrator
results in a prompt for my administrator password, then a momentary flicker
of the hourglass, and then nada.

In other words, VirtualRPC-AdjustSA.exe does not appear to run.

Having gone through that (and uninstalled it) twice, I've now installed it a
third time. This time I logged into the computer's administrator account.

One difference this time is that (for the administrator) the installer *has*
created the start screen entries and desktop shortcut - though neither
appear for the user account.

And in both cases, attempting to run VRPC gives the same result as above -
there's a momentary hourglass, then nothing. The program does not appear to

Windows' compatibility troubleshooter suggests setting it to Windows XP
(Service Pack 3) compatibility mode. This achieves nothing - and the same is
true of the other compatibility modes.

The computer is running Windows 8.1 (64-bit) on an Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5
GHz CPU, with 8MB RAM and a 1TB hard drive - which I think "just about"
matches VRPC's minimum requirements.

Any suggestions?

Vince M Hudd, Soft Rock Software - www.softrock.co.uk

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