October 22, 2006
Generally speaking AmiBroker (both versions: 4.80.2 official and 4.87.1 latest beta) run fine on Windows Vista RC1 32 bit and 64 bit editions (yes we checked it).
You can see the screenshot here:
The only issue that you may face is when running AmiBroker registration wizard (it will display error message at the end) but this can be easily resolved following these steps:
- You need to save ABReg.exe onto your disk
- Then you need to click on ABReg.exe icon with RIGHT mouse button and select “PROPERTIES” from the menu
- In the properties screen you have to check “Run As Administrator” checkbox and press OK.
Now registration program will work fine without any errors.
The reason why it did not work is that Vista by default runs programs with “regular user” privileges (even if logged onto the system as admin) and this is causing problems when program is trying to write files with .exe
or .dll extensions.
One final note: when installing x64 version on 64 bit Vista please do not forget to install run-time libraries first as instructed here.
Feb 26, 2007 UPDATE: all those little issues are now fixed with release of AmiBroker 4.90 and new setup program that takes care about all access rights, so this article no longer applies and you can run AmiBroker 4.90 on Vista without problem.