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Getting Version 2.4.1 on Windows 8/8.1

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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.



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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.

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