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How do I install and run Build-A-Board 2.10 on Windows Vista?

Be sure to use the MSI (alternate download) install, e.g. BAB210.MSI

You must be an Administrator to install Build-A-Board. If Limited User, and User Account Control (UAC) is on, then SETUP.EXE should escalate and ask for an Administrator password. If UAC is Off, then it will not install. You must logon as Administrator to install Build-A-Board.

If using the 64-bit version, replace the \Program Files with \Program Files (x86) in the instructions below

Once installed, you must set compatibility to run, set permissions for licensing and operation, and move SOURCE and TARGET folder to a Public location

NOTE: Do not do this step for 64-bit Vista, i.e. do not set compatibility Use Windows Explorer, go into \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN, then Select BABTC.EXE, and Right-Click | select Properties, then select Compatibility Tab and select:
Run this program in compatibility mode for:
Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Now do the same operations for BUILDER.EXE and LICENSE.EXE.

Now you must change Permissions - Under Program Files, select the Build-A-Board folder, and right-click | Properties. Under security tab, click on the Edit button below the users/groups list. It will ask for Administrator password. Then select the Users group, and give full control to the Build-A-Board folder. Then OK, OK.

At this point, you may update the IMGVERS.DLL, indicated at this help link - Updating IMGVERS.DLL for run-time MYTSOFT.EXE 2.10 to run in Vista. This file can be updated in \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN, \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN\MSWIN, and \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN\TEST.

Now you will be able to License Build-A-Board (License starting with BAB210??????). After Compatibility and permissions set, run \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN\LICENSE.EXE, and enter license code. You must be able to save to the file \Program Files\Build-A-Board\BIN\LICENSE.LIC, and the Permission step above should allow this. You can verify you have sufficient permissions by opening the LICENSE.LIC in Notepad, and enter a line, and save it, then re-open - the changes should be visible. Clear the line, and save it back in its original form, then run LICENSE.EXE

Working folders - For best results, move the SOURCE and TARGET folders to a public place (or your local user folders), and update Build-A-Board settings to reflect this change.

In Explorer, open another window and go into Users then into Public then into Public Documents, then create a folder called Build-A-Board. Now copy SOURCE and TARGET folders from \Program Files\Build-A-Board to \Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board

So now you should have 2 folders at:
\Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board\SOURCE and
\Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board\TARGET

Now run the Builder - Start Menu | All Programs | Build-a-Board | Build-A-Board Builder. Now select Edit menu | Properties, and click on the Global Settings Tab. Click on the ... button next to the source folder and select Public | Public Documents | Build-A-Board | SOURCE, and it should show C:\Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board\SOURCE for the Source.

Click on the ... button next to the Target folder and select Public | Public Documents | Build-A-Board | TARGET, and it should show C:\Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board\TARGET for the Target. Now click OK.

Once Build-A-Board is licensed by an Administrator, and the folders are moved to an area without limitations (the Program Files location is not available for storing data files in Windows Vista), you will be able to save projects, and operate Build-A-Board as a normal user - refer to the new location created above for Source files, and for Target files for built projects.

For more information about Windows Vista Click Here.

Category: UsingType: Information Product: Build-A-BoardVersion: 2.10

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