My Printmaster Won't Install

by Garrett Genet

Printmaster software helps you design graphics and templates for a variety of projects. There are many versions of Printmaster, as it's undergone major version upgrades over the years. If you're using an older version, you may encounter problems when trying to install it on newer Windows operating systems. You'll need to enable compatibility mode for the setup file to install the software. Administrator privileges are required to run compatibility mode and install software.

Insert the Printmaster installation disc.

Open "Computer" by selecting it from your "Start" menu or by clicking it from your desktop.

Right-click on the installation disc and select "Open."

Right-click on the "setup.exe" file and select "Properties."

Check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and click on the drop-down menu. Select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)." You may also try other versions if this one doesn't work; it all depends on which version of Printmaster you're trying to install.

Check the box labeled "Run this program as an administrator" and click "OK."

Double-click on the "setup.exe" file to begin installation; it should start normally now. Follow any instructions given to you by the installer to complete the installation.

About the Author

Hailing from upstate New York, Garrett Genet has been writing articles from tech to health to entertainment since 2001. He's been published in the "Worcester Telegram & Gazette" and websites like "digg.com" and "slashdot.org". Genet has a degree in network security & system administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.