No, you don't need to change your Environment Variables. Environment
variables are a set of dynamic values that can affect the way running
processes will behave on a computer. Your ComSpec value is correct. I'm
just wondering why InstallShield wasn't reading that.
Until the UK Vista compatible version comes out, you could also try
right-clicking on your InstallShield setup file, choose Properties, and on
the Compatibility tab, and choose "Run this program in compatibility mode
for Windows XP SP 2" (Apply, OK). The only caveat, though, is that
command.com on XP is also under C:\Windows\System32\. Putting a copy of
that file (don't move it) under C:\Windows\ won't hurt or change anything
(there are two notepad.exe's after all), and you can remove it after the
installation is finished.
"Paul J Carroll" <PaulJCarroll@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for suggestion
> Comspec value is C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
> Bit nervous about messing at this level.
> Quickbooks say that they have run 2005 version with only minor problems
> I suspect that this has been a current install that has been vista
> Bit gauling to have to replace software that is less than 2yrs old. In
> addition quickbooks only certify 2007 version for vista and this has not
> released yet in the UK.
> "dean-dean" wrote:
>> Command.com is in C:\Windows\System32\
>> You could try making InstallShield happy by putting a copy of that file
>> (don't move it) under C:\Windows\.
>> When you open Command Prompt, and type "Set" (without quotation marks),
>> is the value for ComSpec?
>> "Paul J Carroll" <Paul J Carroll@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > My new vista system has given me nothing but problems. Fist of all I
>> > had
>> > to
>> > upgrade the firmware in my router to get it to even talk to the
>> > internet.
>> > Now I can't get my quickbooks account system to load. the Install
>> > shield
>> > just comes up with a message saying "cannot fin
>> > dc:\windows\command.com"
>> > and
>> > then terminates. Any body got any suggestions before I send this thing
>> > back.