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I am running a new Dell laptop with Windows 8. This problem seems to be mostly with games, but not all games, and one or two non-game programs as well.

I open the .exe file or whatever installer as directed. I have tried opening the file manually, or just let it run with the standard install steps for the program. But after a few seconds, the installation process just vanishes.

Sometimes I will go ahead and click install, and see the bar begin to load the installation, then vanish. It's not running in the background. Or, if I just leave the message window open for 5 to 10 seconds without actually clicking the install key, it will still vanish. I have never seen anything like this. The programs run on my other older laptop and install just fine. I have been searching for days for an answer online, but to no avail.

The program I tried to install tonight was an ISO image of a game that I own. This unit does not have a disc drive though, so I had to create the image on my old computer, to install on my new unit without the disc. Other programs that fail to install and vaporize when I try to run them have been legit downloads not pirateware.
 

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At least two of the programs are specifically stated to be Windows 8 compatible. And again, this is hasn't really been a playability issue or anything. Even with an incompatible OS I have always been able to install the program, even if it didn't run successfully afterward. The installation process itself just vaporizes after a few seconds. No error message or anything. No freezing, no blank screen. The smaller installation status screen just disappears as if it was sent to the background, but it's not there either.
 

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16 bit programs will NOT install in Windows 7 or 8.

It just may help, if you were to list these programs and what versions they are?
 

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Tropico 5 is one example of a game that would not install. But when I installed it on my other unit and just transferred the whole folder over, it runs fine on the new unit.

I have also tried to install a few non-game programs that are a download, and they don't take either. BitLord was one of them. (I only use that in a legal manner of course.)
 

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No ideas huh? Tried to install some software for my phone today, none of that worked either. Again, just disappeared about 5 seconds after installation began.
 

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What kind of user account do you have one this machine, Standard or Admin?
 

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Admin account. I have tried to run the file as admin, no luck, still vaporizes after a few seconds.
 

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"BitLord is a p2p "

Sorry no more help from me.
See site rules.
 

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Well I am not asking how to use the program illegally. Just wondering why some programs are not installing. And no, the programs are not illegal downloads, pirateware or anything like that. I am trying to put the programs from my old unit onto my new one, but I don't have a disc drive on the new one.
 
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