Hi, Fred, Recently I downloaded an upgrade program — but when I attempted to run it from my desktop, I got the following message —
Title of PopUp Window "Can’t run 16-bit windows program"
Information in PopUp Window was "Cannot find file …setup.exe" etc.,
also "Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available."
This occurred, even though the program was clearly on my desktop in a folder from which I was attempting to run it!
I couldn’t get it to install even after downloading it again to be sure I didn’t have a corrupt file — so I called Tech Support — he suggested various things — and finally had me copy file in question to my root; i.e., C:.
When I ran it there, it ran perfectly! The Tech Rep said he thought it might have something to do with "8.3 filenames"; i.e., "filename.ext".
I then remembered that it had been suggested to me that I disable the 8.3 filename limitation. It was recommended to me as a method of speeding up my computer’s operation. I was told it would speed up read/writes, etc.
After the problem that developed, I went back [and re-enabled 8.3 filename support]. I immediately discovered that this cured the problems I was having with running the install program files!
I felt really stupid for having made this "error" through my own efforts to speed up my computer!
I thought this might be of help to you and others if you/they ever run into a si