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16 bit programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rainy, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Rainy

    Rainy Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Home OEM
    Sp3

    Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs

    I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one of my
    favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I tried to
    reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit programs. I
    have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done recently
    that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does anyone know
    what could be causing this? I think it might be one of the updates!
    Appreciate any help.. Rainy
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Windows XP Home OEM
    > Sp3
    >
    > Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >
    > I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one of
    > my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I tried
    > to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit programs.
    > I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    > recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    > anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of the
    > updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy


    It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    verbatim, please!
     
  3. Rainy

    Rainy Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Windows XP Home OEM
    >> Sp3
    >>
    >> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>
    >> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one of
    >> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I tried
    >> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit programs.
    >> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    >> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of the
    >> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy

    >
    > It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    > verbatim, please!



    Hi Pegasus,
    I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try and
    reinstall it and this is what I got

    Can't run 16-bit Windows Program

    Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its components).
    Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    libraries are available.

    Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help me..
    thanks so much! Rainy
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>> Sp3
    >>>
    >>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>
    >>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one
    >>> of
    >>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>> tried
    >>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit programs.
    >>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    >>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of the
    >>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy

    >>
    >> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >> verbatim, please!

    >
    >
    > Hi Pegasus,
    > I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try
    > and
    > reinstall it and this is what I got
    >
    > Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >
    > Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    > components).
    > Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    > libraries are available.
    >
    > Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help
    > me.. thanks so much! Rainy


    The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    1. Click Start / Run
    2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    3. Type this command and press Enter:
    dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE

    If the file does exist, continue like so:
    4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    5. setup{Enter}

    You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other step
    before when attempting to install this program? What were they?
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Rainy wrote:
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>
    >>"Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>Sp3
    >>>
    >>>Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>
    >>>I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one of
    >>>my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I tried
    >>>to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit programs.
    >>>I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    >>>anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of the
    >>>updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy

    >>
    >>It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>verbatim, please!

    >
    >
    >
    > Hi Pegasus,
    > I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try and
    > reinstall it and this is what I got
    >
    > Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >
    > Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its components).
    > Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    > libraries are available.
    >
    > Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help me..
    > thanks so much! Rainy
    >
    >
    >


    I suspect it may be caused by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-015 so
    you could call 1-866-PCSAFETY and ask
     
  6. Rainy

    Rainy Flightless Bird

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uR9ENDI6KHA.4344@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > Rainy wrote:
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>>Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>>Sp3
    >>>>
    >>>>Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>
    >>>>I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one
    >>>>of
    >>>>my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>>tried
    >>>>to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit programs.
    >>>>I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>>recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    >>>>anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of the
    >>>>updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>
    >>>It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>>verbatim, please!

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Pegasus,
    >> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try
    >> and
    >> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>
    >> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>
    >> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >> components).
    >> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    >> libraries are available.
    >>
    >> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help
    >> me.. thanks so much! Rainy
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I suspect it may be caused by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-015 so you
    > could call 1-866-PCSAFETY and ask
    >


    I scan my computer daily with AVG, asquare, and AD Aware SE.. the later not
    as often, but recently did .. I am now scanning again.. after just
    updating.. thanks for your input.. Rainy
     
  7. Rainy

    Rainy Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23NZNwpG6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>> Sp3
    >>>>
    >>>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>
    >>>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one
    >>>> of
    >>>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>> tried
    >>>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit
    >>>> programs.
    >>>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    >>>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of
    >>>> the
    >>>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>
    >>> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>> verbatim, please!

    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Pegasus,
    >> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try
    >> and
    >> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>
    >> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>
    >> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >> components).
    >> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    >> libraries are available.
    >>
    >> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help
    >> me.. thanks so much! Rainy

    >
    > The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    > Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    > 1. Click Start / Run
    > 2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    > 3. Type this command and press Enter:
    > dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE
    >
    > If the file does exist, continue like so:
    > 4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    > 5. setup{Enter}
    >
    > You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    > created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other
    > step before when attempting to install this program? What were they?


    I followed your advice and put the three letters cmd and pressed enter.
    'Typed the command and the answer was no it was not there.. ask myself, well
    I created the folder myself.. when I extracted the files.. No I didn't
    perform any other step .. should I have? Since the filed didn't come
    already in a folder I thought for sure I needed to create it myself.. ..
    Rainy

    I am very confused by this.. why is it just The Font Thing that is not able
    to install..
    >
     
  8. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eaegTBJ6KHA.328@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23NZNwpG6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>>> Sp3
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with one
    >>>>> of
    >>>>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>>> tried
    >>>>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit
    >>>>> programs.
    >>>>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! . Does
    >>>>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>>
    >>>> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>>> verbatim, please!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Hi Pegasus,
    >>> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try
    >>> and
    >>> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>>
    >>> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>>
    >>> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >>> components).
    >>> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    >>> libraries are available.
    >>>
    >>> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help
    >>> me.. thanks so much! Rainy

    >>
    >> The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    >> Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    >> 1. Click Start / Run
    >> 2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    >> 3. Type this command and press Enter:
    >> dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE
    >>
    >> If the file does exist, continue like so:
    >> 4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    >> 5. setup{Enter}
    >>
    >> You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    >> created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other
    >> step before when attempting to install this program? What were they?

    >
    > I followed your advice and put the three letters cmd and pressed enter.
    > 'Typed the command and the answer was no it was not there.. ask myself,
    > well I created the folder myself.. when I extracted the files.. No I
    > didn't perform any other step .. should I have? Since the filed didn't
    > come already in a folder I thought for sure I needed to create it myself..
    > .. Rainy
    >
    > I am very confused by this.. why is it just The Font Thing that is not
    > able to install..
    >>


    It is hardly surprising that the installation job fails when setup does not
    exist in the place where you invoke it. What makes you think it should be
    there?
     
  9. Rainy

    Rainy Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23RnwXZK6KHA.4344@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:eaegTBJ6KHA.328@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23NZNwpG6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>>>> Sp3
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with
    >>>>>> one of
    >>>>>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>>>> tried
    >>>>>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit
    >>>>>> programs.
    >>>>>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>>>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! .
    >>>>>> Does
    >>>>>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>>>> verbatim, please!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Hi Pegasus,
    >>>> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try
    >>>> and
    >>>> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>>>
    >>>> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>>>
    >>>> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >>>> components).
    >>>> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    >>>> libraries are available.
    >>>>
    >>>> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help
    >>>> me.. thanks so much! Rainy
    >>>
    >>> The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    >>> Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    >>> 1. Click Start / Run
    >>> 2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    >>> 3. Type this command and press Enter:
    >>> dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE
    >>>
    >>> If the file does exist, continue like so:
    >>> 4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    >>> 5. setup{Enter}
    >>>
    >>> You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    >>> created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other
    >>> step before when attempting to install this program? What were they?

    >>
    >> I followed your advice and put the three letters cmd and pressed enter.
    >> 'Typed the command and the answer was no it was not there.. ask myself,
    >> well I created the folder myself.. when I extracted the files.. No I
    >> didn't perform any other step .. should I have? Since the filed didn't
    >> come already in a folder I thought for sure I needed to create it
    >> myself.. .. Rainy
    >>
    >> I am very confused by this.. why is it just The Font Thing that is not
    >> able to install..
    >>>

    >
    > It is hardly surprising that the installation job fails when setup does
    > not exist in the place where you invoke it. What makes you think it should
    > be there?
    >
    >

    Because I unzipped it there.. Setup is there.. I can see it.. I unzipped it
    there, the same way I unzip every program I install. I can't sit and argue
    about whether I see this program or not.. that is silly.. why windows xp is
    saying it's not there, I have no idea. Ok will show you a screen shot..

    www.sweetwrapz.net/thefont_thing.png . ok so do you see it, or is this just
    me.. lol Rainy
     
  10. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Rainy wrote:
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23RnwXZK6KHA.4344@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eaegTBJ6KHA.328@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23NZNwpG6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>>>>> Sp3
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with
    >>>>>>> one of
    >>>>>>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>>>>> tried
    >>>>>>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit
    >>>>>>> programs.
    >>>>>>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>>>>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! .
    >>>>>>> Does
    >>>>>>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one of
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>>>> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>>>>> verbatim, please!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hi Pegasus,
    >>>>> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to try
    >>>>> and
    >>>>> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >>>>> components).
    >>>>> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
    >>>>> libraries are available.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to help
    >>>>> me.. thanks so much! Rainy
    >>>> The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    >>>> Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    >>>> 1. Click Start / Run
    >>>> 2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    >>>> 3. Type this command and press Enter:
    >>>> dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE
    >>>>
    >>>> If the file does exist, continue like so:
    >>>> 4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    >>>> 5. setup{Enter}
    >>>>
    >>>> You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    >>>> created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other
    >>>> step before when attempting to install this program? What were they?
    >>> I followed your advice and put the three letters cmd and pressed enter.
    >>> 'Typed the command and the answer was no it was not there.. ask myself,
    >>> well I created the folder myself.. when I extracted the files.. No I
    >>> didn't perform any other step .. should I have? Since the filed didn't
    >>> come already in a folder I thought for sure I needed to create it
    >>> myself.. .. Rainy
    >>>
    >>> I am very confused by this.. why is it just The Font Thing that is not
    >>> able to install..

    >> It is hardly surprising that the installation job fails when setup does
    >> not exist in the place where you invoke it. What makes you think it should
    >> be there?
    >>
    >>

    > Because I unzipped it there.. Setup is there.. I can see it.. I unzipped it
    > there, the same way I unzip every program I install. I can't sit and argue
    > about whether I see this program or not.. that is silly.. why windows xp is
    > saying it's not there, I have no idea. Ok will show you a screen shot..
    >
    > www.sweetwrapz.net/thefont_thing.png . ok so do you see it, or is this just
    > me.. lol Rainy
    >
    >


    The problem is the space in the path. The error message you received
    > Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its components)


    indicates that Windows changed the directory Program Files to Progra~1
    (to comply with the DOS-like 8.3 filename convention) but for some
    reason didn't do so for Sue Fisher (that should have been changed to
    SueFis~1)

    In the Command Prompt, you deal with spaces by surrounding the path with
    quotes. Thus, if you were to open the Command Prompt and type
    dir "C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE" [note the quotes]
    you will get the file details of the setup.exe file.

    I assume, however, that your troubles arose when you opened the folder
    named Sue Fisher, found the file named setup.exe, and double-clicked on
    it. I infer from this that the setup.exe program itself is having a
    problem when it attempts to reference one of the other setup files in
    that folder.

    Try this:
    1. Move the folder Sue Fisher to C:/
    2. Rename it without the space, and for good measure, with 8 or fewer
    characters. For example, SueFish
    3. Navigate to C:/SueFish using Windows Explorer and double click on
    setup.exe

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
  11. Rainy

    Rainy Flightless Bird

    "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote in message
    news:uTs%2389L6KHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Rainy wrote:
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23RnwXZK6KHA.4344@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:eaegTBJ6KHA.328@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%23NZNwpG6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>>>>>> Sp3
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with
    >>>>>>>> one of
    >>>>>>>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>>>>>> tried
    >>>>>>>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit
    >>>>>>>> programs.
    >>>>>>>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>>>>>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! .
    >>>>>>>> Does
    >>>>>>>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one
    >>>>>>>> of the
    >>>>>>>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>>>>> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>>>>>> verbatim, please!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Hi Pegasus,
    >>>>>> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to
    >>>>>> try and
    >>>>>> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >>>>>> components).
    >>>>>> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all
    >>>>>> required
    >>>>>> libraries are available.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to
    >>>>>> help me.. thanks so much! Rainy
    >>>>> The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    >>>>> Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    >>>>> 1. Click Start / Run
    >>>>> 2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    >>>>> 3. Type this command and press Enter:
    >>>>> dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If the file does exist, continue like so:
    >>>>> 4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    >>>>> 5. setup{Enter}
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    >>>>> created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other
    >>>>> step before when attempting to install this program? What were they?
    >>>> I followed your advice and put the three letters cmd and pressed enter.
    >>>> 'Typed the command and the answer was no it was not there.. ask myself,
    >>>> well I created the folder myself.. when I extracted the files.. No I
    >>>> didn't perform any other step .. should I have? Since the filed didn't
    >>>> come already in a folder I thought for sure I needed to create it
    >>>> myself.. .. Rainy
    >>>>
    >>>> I am very confused by this.. why is it just The Font Thing that is not
    >>>> able to install..
    >>> It is hardly surprising that the installation job fails when setup does
    >>> not exist in the place where you invoke it. What makes you think it
    >>> should be there?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Because I unzipped it there.. Setup is there.. I can see it.. I unzipped
    >> it there, the same way I unzip every program I install. I can't sit and
    >> argue about whether I see this program or not.. that is silly.. why
    >> windows xp is saying it's not there, I have no idea. Ok will show you a
    >> screen shot..
    >>
    >> www.sweetwrapz.net/thefont_thing.png . ok so do you see it, or is this
    >> just me.. lol Rainy

    >
    > The problem is the space in the path. The error message you received
    >> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >> components)

    >
    > indicates that Windows changed the directory Program Files to Progra~1 (to
    > comply with the DOS-like 8.3 filename convention) but for some reason
    > didn't do so for Sue Fisher (that should have been changed to SueFis~1)
    >
    > In the Command Prompt, you deal with spaces by surrounding the path with
    > quotes. Thus, if you were to open the Command Prompt and type
    > dir "C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE" [note the quotes]
    > you will get the file details of the setup.exe file.
    >
    > I assume, however, that your troubles arose when you opened the folder
    > named Sue Fisher, found the file named setup.exe, and double-clicked on
    > it. I infer from this that the setup.exe program itself is having a
    > problem when it attempts to reference one of the other setup files in that
    > folder.
    >
    > Try this:
    > 1. Move the folder Sue Fisher to C:/
    > 2. Rename it without the space, and for good measure, with 8 or fewer
    > characters. For example, SueFish
    > 3. Navigate to C:/SueFish using Windows Explorer and double click on
    > setup.exe
    >
    > --
    > Lem
    >
    > Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    > http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html


    Thank you so much Lem, it worked, you are very good! It's nice to have
    someone jump in that knows a thing or to.. I don't understand the workings
    of Winxp.. Why it did that in the first place.. Thank you again!! appreciate
    your expertise. I think it was my fault, I named the folder wrong.. should
    have been fisher.. there's your less than 8 letters, not Sue Fisher.. when
    it created the new folder it was C Program files/Fisher/The Font Thing ..
    thanks again and again..:) hugs Rainy
     
  12. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Rainy wrote:
    > "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote in message
    > news:uTs%2389L6KHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Rainy wrote:
    >>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23RnwXZK6KHA.4344@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eaegTBJ6KHA.328@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:%23NZNwpG6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:#ejodXG6KHA.1932@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:uTyJjnF6KHA.4940@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>> "Rainy" <love_sweetz@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:uihfYiF6KHA.5016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>>> Windows XP Home OEM
    >>>>>>>>> Sp3
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Error: Cannot install 16 bit programs
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> I have never had this problem before. I was having a problem with
    >>>>>>>>> one of
    >>>>>>>>> my favorite programs (The Font Thing), so I uninstalled it. When I
    >>>>>>>>> tried
    >>>>>>>>> to reinstalled it, I got the prompt I couldn't install 16 bit
    >>>>>>>>> programs.
    >>>>>>>>> I have used this program for years, and the only thing I have done
    >>>>>>>>> recently that is different is to get some windows xp updates! .
    >>>>>>>>> Does
    >>>>>>>>> anyone know what could be causing this? I think it might be one
    >>>>>>>>> of the
    >>>>>>>>> updates! Appreciate any help.. Rainy
    >>>>>>>> It would help if you posted the error message you see on the scree -
    >>>>>>>> verbatim, please!
    >>>>>>> Hi Pegasus,
    >>>>>>> I no longer had the program or setup file on my system, so I had to
    >>>>>>> try and
    >>>>>>> reinstall it and this is what I got
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >>>>>>> components).
    >>>>>>> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all
    >>>>>>> required
    >>>>>>> libraries are available.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Of course I am staring right at it... :) I hope this helps you to
    >>>>>>> help me.. thanks so much! Rainy
    >>>>>> The first step would be to check if the file C:/Progra~1\Sue
    >>>>>> Fisher\SETUP.EXE exists. You can find out like so:
    >>>>>> 1. Click Start / Run
    >>>>>> 2. Type the three letters cmd and press Enter.
    >>>>>> 3. Type this command and press Enter:
    >>>>>> dir C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If the file does exist, continue like so:
    >>>>>> 4. cd /d C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher{Enter}
    >>>>>> 5. setup{Enter}
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You should also ask yourself how the folder C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher got
    >>>>>> created. It is not a native Windows folder. Did you perform some other
    >>>>>> step before when attempting to install this program? What were they?
    >>>>> I followed your advice and put the three letters cmd and pressed enter.
    >>>>> 'Typed the command and the answer was no it was not there.. ask myself,
    >>>>> well I created the folder myself.. when I extracted the files.. No I
    >>>>> didn't perform any other step .. should I have? Since the filed didn't
    >>>>> come already in a folder I thought for sure I needed to create it
    >>>>> myself.. .. Rainy
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am very confused by this.. why is it just The Font Thing that is not
    >>>>> able to install..
    >>>> It is hardly surprising that the installation job fails when setup does
    >>>> not exist in the place where you invoke it. What makes you think it
    >>>> should be there?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Because I unzipped it there.. Setup is there.. I can see it.. I unzipped
    >>> it there, the same way I unzip every program I install. I can't sit and
    >>> argue about whether I see this program or not.. that is silly.. why
    >>> windows xp is saying it's not there, I have no idea. Ok will show you a
    >>> screen shot..
    >>>
    >>> www.sweetwrapz.net/thefont_thing.png . ok so do you see it, or is this
    >>> just me.. lol Rainy

    >> The problem is the space in the path. The error message you received
    >>> Cannot find the C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE (or one of its
    >>> components)

    >> indicates that Windows changed the directory Program Files to Progra~1 (to
    >> comply with the DOS-like 8.3 filename convention) but for some reason
    >> didn't do so for Sue Fisher (that should have been changed to SueFis~1)
    >>
    >> In the Command Prompt, you deal with spaces by surrounding the path with
    >> quotes. Thus, if you were to open the Command Prompt and type
    >> dir "C:/Progra~1\Sue Fisher\SETUP.EXE" [note the quotes]
    >> you will get the file details of the setup.exe file.
    >>
    >> I assume, however, that your troubles arose when you opened the folder
    >> named Sue Fisher, found the file named setup.exe, and double-clicked on
    >> it. I infer from this that the setup.exe program itself is having a
    >> problem when it attempts to reference one of the other setup files in that
    >> folder.
    >>
    >> Try this:
    >> 1. Move the folder Sue Fisher to C:/
    >> 2. Rename it without the space, and for good measure, with 8 or fewer
    >> characters. For example, SueFish
    >> 3. Navigate to C:/SueFish using Windows Explorer and double click on
    >> setup.exe
    >>
    >> --
    >> Lem
    >>
    >> Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    >> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html

    >
    > Thank you so much Lem, it worked, you are very good! It's nice to have
    > someone jump in that knows a thing or to.. I don't understand the workings
    > of Winxp.. Why it did that in the first place.. Thank you again!! appreciate
    > your expertise. I think it was my fault, I named the folder wrong.. should
    > have been fisher.. there's your less than 8 letters, not Sue Fisher.. when
    > it created the new folder it was C Program files/Fisher/The Font Thing ..
    > thanks again and again..:) hugs Rainy
    >
    >


    You're welcome
    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     

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