Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Taylor

Getting Version 2.4.1 on Windows 8/8.1

Recommended Posts

I am on a 64-bit Windows 8.1 laptop, and have worked with Videopad a lot in the past. And I thought that version 2.4.1 was, by far, the best version they've ever released. I still have it installed on my other computer, a Windows 7 desktop, and I was interested in installing it on my laptop. However, when I downloaded that particular version for my laptop, it said that it was not compatible with my version of Windows. I figured I could get it to work by installing it and then messing around with its settings in compatibility mode. However, this warning will not let me install it anyway. I was wondering if there were any ways around this and if 2.4.1 would even work under compatibility mode on WIndows 8 or 8.1.

 

I was also thinking I could copy the Videopad 2.4.1 files from my Program Files folder on my Win7 desktop, putting them on a flash drive and then just pasting them into my program files (create a shortcut, badda bing badda boom) on my laptop, but I'm not sure if that would work.

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm reasonably certain that it won't. 2.41 doesn't run on Windows 8/8.1.

 

You're not going to believe this, but after a few minutes of messing around, I got 2.4.1 for Windows 8.1. I went to my Win7 desktop computer, went into its Program Files x86 folder, and right-clicked on the folder called "NCH Software", and I clicked "Copy". I put in a flash drive, pasted the folder onto the drive and put the same flash drive into my Windows 8.1 laptop. I dragged the "NCH Software" folder from my flash drive into my Program Files folder on my laptop. I went into the NCH Software folder > VideoPad and right-clicked on the application called "videopad". I clicked "Create Shortcut" and put a shortcut to this file on my desktop. I renamed the file from "videopad - Shortcut" to "VideoPad" and right-clicked "Properties". I went into the "Compatibility" tab and checked "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and set it to "Windows 7". I applied my changes and opened version 2.4.1 without any issue on my 8.1 laptop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...