How to Disable This Program Might Not Have Installed Correctly Message in Windows 7

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Did you ever get irritated by Windows trying to tell you “This Program Might Not Have Installed Correctly“, once you try to install a new software. Although you know that the program you tried installing installed correctly. You might also be confused that you did something wrong and hence the program did not install correctly. Well in mostly likely case the program got installed and the pop up is just a false positive.

We will see how to get rid of this. If you are not comfortable turning it off as you are new to computers, please leave it as it is. However, in this tutorial we’ll see how to turn off this so called feature of Windows 7. The problem is sometimes Windows 7 shows this message even if the program is correctly installed. So it’s wise to disable this feature.

To disable this feature:

1. Bring up the run command and type “services.msc” (without quotes).

2. Right click on Program Compatibility Assistant Service and click Stop. Now we have stopped this service from running in the background. However, it’ll start again when you reboot your Windows.

3. Once the service is stopped, right click on it again and go to Properties.

4. In the next window, from the Startup type drop down menu, select Disabled. Click Apply.

Now next time when you restart your computer this error message – This Program Might Not Have Installed Correctly will be gone for good.

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