Windows 7

Ok, I am testing out Windows 7 and it seems great...except it didn't recognize my printer and wouldn't let me install the driver. It errored out with:

Unable to Install Printer. The printer driver is not compatible with a policy enabled on your computer that blocks Windows NT 4.0 drivers.

Ok, the solution (as is often the case under Vista) is to disable UAC. Don't go looking for a policy setting (it isn't there that I could find and I scoured all of them), don't try to install a local port like Microsoft advices for Windows Server 2003. Just disable UAC and you are good to go.

I know this one isn't SAS related but people really rely on some tips like these when they are beating their heads against the wall.

Comments

AKC said…
Hi Alan,

Could you please tell me whether I can install SAS 9.0 just by disabling UAC?
Alan Churchill said…
Not sure. I would give it a try.
JessicaD said…
Akc,

Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

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