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Support for ICLUBcentral software on Microsoft Windows Vista

On January 30, 2007, Microsoft released Windows Vista, the first new operating system from Microsoft since Windows XP in late 2001. Due to the high system requirements, we don't expect many people to rush out and buy Vista to upgrade their existing computers. However, most new computers from now on will have at least the basic version of Vista pre-installed.

At this point, we do not support the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

In the course of our testing, we have found that the following steps can be useful for getting programs not originally written for Vista to run on the new 32-bit version of Windows Vista.

  • (Investor's Toolkit customers, first backup your data first by selecting Options > Database Utilities > Backup your Toolkit database....)
  • With the program closed, click the WINDOWS button in the lower left corner of your screen.
  • If the program does not already appear, type its name in the START SEARCH box until you find the program.
  • Right-click on the icon, then click PROPERTIES.
  • On the properties window, click the COMPATIBILITY tab. If you do not see this tab, you have selected the shortcut rather than the program. Please follow the instructions above to find the program rather than applying the changes to the icon in the desktop.
  • On this tab, click RUN THIS PROGRAM IN COMPATIBILITY MODE.
  • Make sure the selection under this shows Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • Also on this tab, click RUN THIS PROGRAM AS ADMINISTRATOR.
  • Click APPLY, then OK.
  • If this is successful, Windows will add a small multi-colored shield to the program icon.
  • If you have the User Account Control (also called UAC) active, Windows will now ask you to Cancel or Allow the program when you open it. Click ALLOW to let the program run as normal.
  • (Investor's Toolkit customers, restore your data now by selecting Options > Database Utilities > Restore your Toolkit database....)

Specific Program Issues:

Club Accounting & related Tax Printers

  • Desktop Club Accounting, and the related tax printer programs will only operate in 32-bit versions of Windows. See here for more information about Club Accounting requirements.
  • Club Accounting needs to be run As administrator in order to correctly get program updates. See the Club Accounting FAQ Page for Club Accounting 3 specific steps.

Club Accounting Online & related Tax Printers

  • No known issues

Stock Prospector

  • Version 2.6.17:
    • Prospector does not function correctly if it has not been set to run as Administrator and in compatibility mode. Recorded issues are: not saving the serial number during registration, and reporting a corrupt .zip file when downloading data.
    • Prospector uses a help file system that is no longer supported by default with Windows Vista. Microsoft has made available a workaround to this issue on their website. For more information, take a look at the Microsoft knowledgebase article:
      "Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows"
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607

Classic Plus

  • Version 2.3.1:
    • Classic Plus uses a help file system that is no longer supported by default with Windows Vista. Microsoft has made available a workaround to this issue on their website. For more information, take a look at the Microsoft knowledgebase article:
      "Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows"
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607
    • The Stock Wiz voice does not sound the same in Vista as in previous version of Windows. Vista uses a different text to speech voice than previous versions of Windows.

Investor's Toolkit

  • Version 5.1.6:
    • Toolkit 5.1.6 does not function correctly if it has not been set to run as Administrator and in compatibility mode. Recorded issues are: inability to download company data.

Stock Analyst

  • Version 3.2.2:
    • Stock Analyst uses a help file system that is no longer supported by default with Windows Vista. Microsoft has made available a workaround to this issue on their website. For more information, take a look at the Microsoft knowledgebase article:
      "Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows"
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607

ICLUB Take Stock

  • Version 4.1.3: no known issues



 
  
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