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 Using Apex 9 with Windows Vista (Obsolete)
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Posted - February 06 2007 :  5:39:27 PM  Show Profile Send a private message to admin
Many of you are wondering whether Apex will run on Windows Vista. The quick answer is: yes!

Performance seems to be about the same as on Windows XP. Apex looks great on Windows Vista, especially if you have the new Aero effects enabled.

However, you may need a little help from your IT department or from Vulcan Software to get it installed correctly. By default, Vista enforces a lot more security on what files you can access and what portions of the Windows registry you can change. Apex does not need to be run with administrative privileges, but it does need to have access to some areas that Vista won't let it access by default.

Installing Apex on Windows Vista is just like installing it on a Terminal Server. Please see Running Apex on a Terminal Server for more information.

The other major change is in the help system. Microsoft has decided not to support help systems other than the kind that is essentially based on web pages. Frankly, I have never liked this style as much so I have been reluctant to change. Apex 10 will have a new help system that will work natively with Vista. In the meantime if you need to have access to the Apex help system you can download a free update for Vista that will give you the ability to use WinHelp help systems like the one Apex uses. The download for Windows Vista is available here.

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