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Old 15-11-2007, 09:54   #1
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Vista & C-Map


Hello, is anyone out there using C-Map ECS on Vista? I have been using C-Map for many years but I am unable to run it on my new laptop with Windows Vista because I cannot select 256 colour on Vista - can anyone help?
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Old 15-11-2007, 10:00   #2
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Call C-Map. I would imagine they already know of the incompatibility issue. They may have a patch or update. I would imagine there is a reason that installing XP is out of the question? Would a different system like Nobeltec work for you?
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Old 15-11-2007, 13:39   #3
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Try a Vista driver from here:

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Old 15-11-2007, 15:29   #4
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Go back to using XP....Vista is the worst POS ever written...absolutely horrible
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Try changing the compatability mode. Right mouse click on icon and select properties then compatability.
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Try changing the compatability mode. Right mouse click on icon and select properties then compatability.
That worked for me on C-Map-ECS on Vista the only problem i would have is that zoom size would somehow keep changing so at not to see the top buttons. Eventually I reconfigures Vista back to XP
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Vista must be an Al Queda terrorist plot so we all kill ourselves. I had some issues getting a driver for my USB-serial adapter for the GPS. Hard to find a box without Vista these days.
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Hi,

The basic problem is that the Porgram files folder is now special. Anything written to it is redirecetd to the virtual store. So if you are installing nav software I would suggest

1. Install to a folder outside of the program files folder
2. Always install as administrator (Right mouse click and select administrator)
3. Run the program in a compatable mode or run as administrator
4. Turn OFF user account control
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Vista isn't a plot from the devil. It's just XP taken to the "Service Pack 3" level and with more eye candy. I've had very few problems running older Windows software on Vista. I have has some hardware issues, however.
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