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64 bit Vista and Daemon Tools

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I can get Daemon Tools to run on 64 bit Vista using compatability mode selecting Windows XP.  An  thoughts on where to troubleshoot this issue?
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You should not require compatibility mode to run Daemon Tools.  The latest version of Daemon Tools should work out of the box.

Download link for Daemon Tools.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?catid=5&mode=ViewCategory

Make sure you are using the latest version.
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I am using the most recent version.  Running under Server 2003, XP SP1, etc. I still get the incompatiability warning.
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What version are you using?
Can you give me the setup file name that you installed with?
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If you installed with anything other than:      
daemon4301-lite.exe  (v4.30.1)

Or if it is not, it should be at least version 4.10+ with "x64" in the file name.
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4.03
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Unfortunately, 4.03 is outdated and does not work with Vista x64.

You will need to download the latest version of Daemon Tools from:
http://www.disc-tools.com/download/daemon
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Why won't it work in compability mode though?
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I'm fine with your answer I'm just curious about this issue as compatability mode should work around the issue of software not specifically made for a particuler version of an OS.
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The details for this are complex and difficult to explain.  The scope of compatibility mode does not cover the kind of methods that Daemon Tools makes use of, such as drivers (which it uses to emulate a drive).

Also, Daemon Tools 4.03 was released before Vista was even RC, if I remember correctly.  Therefore, 4.03 did not account for Vista.
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Thanks.
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Also, if you are asking why the installer complains, it is because the author made the installer detect the operating system by design to prevent installation on operating systems that are unsupported.  You could, with sufficient expertise, be able to modify the installer to try to install.
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cool answer thanks you
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