Saturday, May 3, 2008

Lipikar Installation Issues on Windows Vista

As I do not have access to a Vista-loaded machine (which I do not plan to upgrade to), I had no way of testing if Lipikar will be able to run under Vista. As such, I had posted a request on the Lipikar download page (System Requirement section) for the users to get back to me if they had problems with installing Lipikar on their Vista machines.

Finally at long last, I got the feedback I needed. As kindly reported by one of the Lipikar users, Jos Baldewijns from Herk-de-Stad, Belgium on 2nd May 2008, installation of Lipikar failed on Vista, displaying an error message "
Unable to register the type Library: Register TypeLib failed. Code 0x8002801C.".

The error points to the inability of the installer to register the VB6 type libraries because of the Vista UAC. These kind of errors are quite common with VB6 applications on Vista only because of Vista's unique and stringent UAC component.

As much as I would like Lipikar to run on Vista - the absence of a Vista machine on my end makes it impossible for me to review the errors being produced and debugging the program to correct them.

So as of now, it is confirmed that
Lipikar is NOT "Vista-Compatible", unless and until someone reports otherwise. The System Requirement section of Lipikar download page has been modified to reflect this confirmation.

If you are looking hard for a silver lining to this dark cloud of incompatibility, I can only mention that if I upgrade to Vista on a future date, I may try to release a version of Lipikar which may be Vista-compatible.


Anonymous said...

I just bought a new laptop with windows vista 64 bit home premium. Tried to install Lipikar and got the same error.

Upgrade it, if you can..

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Anonymous said...

I ran the installation program as an Administrator, then clicked Ignore when the error message appeared. Lipikar runs just fine. I'm using Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bit. I just pasted this sentence from Lipikar. By the way, I really like Vista.

Anonymous said...

I tried to run lipikar on my 64-bit vista home premium on new laptop and it ran absolutely fine with no errors at all

shweta singhal

Anonymous said...

It is also running just fine on Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium.

Sarvesh said...

I also tried on Windows 7 32 bit and it is running fine.

For installing one has to right click and use run as an Administrator and when a pop up message comes one has to select continue...

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Anonymous said...

I am using Lipikar on both Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit and Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. I stress this to all users on Vista/Windows 7: When you come to the error message regarding the inability to register the type library (which is an older version of the one already on your computer), just click IGNORE. It has nothing to do with type or fonts, and the existing type library does not need to be replaced.