Goldmine 6.70.50123 Installer Problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • There appears to be a problem with the GoldMine installer.


    When you try to install it under Vista it complains that the OS is not NT, 2000 or XP and refuses to install.


    I can find nothing on Frontrange's site addressing this issue.

    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 12:50 AM

All replies

  • That's not too shocking...

    But there ought to be a workaround that should make it simple enough to get it working on Vista.

    1.) Install GoldMine on a copy of Windows XP or 2k to the standard, stock location.

    2.) Copy the C:\Program Files\GoldMine folder, and the sub folders to the same spot in Vista

    3.) Copy the BDE folder tree from the Program Files on XP/2K box directly over to the same spot on Vista's Program Files tree.

    4.) Create a desktop icon as you would for anything else.

    5.) Launch the app. It may or may not want help finding the BDE engine.

    6.) Customize to your heart's content. Enjoy.

    Alternatively, you can simply use WinZip or another archiving utility to create a zip file that you can copy and unzip. Be sure to include both the BDE and GoldMine folders in Program Files. Be sure to unzip using folder names.

    As long as the path is the same, it should run - however be aware that GM does not have a certificate. Vista may complain rather LOUDLY that GMW6 doesn't have a certificate and will ask for permission to run the app. Click on Allow and it will launch properly after that.


    • Proposed as answer by Wolfie2k6 Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:43 AM
    Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:38 AM
  • I am moving your question to the applications forum. They should be able to assist you.
    Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:17 PM
  • So Bob,

    Did that work? Anything new on the GoldMine front?


    Friday, August 4, 2006 7:27 AM
  • That worked wonderfully. Thank you for the tip.


    According to Frontrange there will be a new GoldMine version that will be supporting Vista. Of course there was no timeline given.



    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 3:05 AM