Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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.

3 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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