|Due to our good friends at Microsoft not having the ability to release an operating system that is
secure enough to be even minimally capable of resisting virus developers, they put a band-aid
in place with the release of Vista that prevents certain actions from occurring without
acknowledging that what you do is a risk and must be carried out as an administrator.
This is called User Account control. Microsoft's website defines it as:
The main goal of User Account Control is to reduce the exposure and attack surface of the
operating system by requiring that all users run in standard user mode. This limitation minimizes
the ability for users to make changes that could destabilize their computers or inadvertently
expose the network to viruses through undetected malware that has infected their computer.
The downside is that applications that are developed for use on operating systems prior to Vista
are sometimes tricky to get up and running. It is possible to disable "User Account Control" and
the steps to do that are found on Microsoft's website, but that would defeat the purpose of the
protection it provides. I have been able to successfully install and operate the ARTiE program
with no problems following the simple steps listed below.
Download the ZIP file from the first picture on the PAGE and Save to desktop.
Unzip the file
Right click on SETUP.EXE and choose to "Run as Administrator"
Install with all the defaults for Install locations etc
Right click on ART_SETUP.BAT and choose "Run as Administrator"
You should see a success message.
Click on Start -> All Programs -> ARTiE -> ARTiE and the application should run.
(or Click on Start -> All Programs -> ECHOLINK_100 -> ECHOLINK_100).
This process has only been tested on Windows Vista Home Premium, though I cannot see any
reason why it would be any different for the vast other Vista Operating systems out there. If you
have any problems or concerns, please feel free to contact me via EchoLink (KC9LXK). I am
always logged into EchoLink, though not always sitting in front of my computer, so please be
patient if you try to contact me and I don't respond. Just wait an hour or so and try again. I am
usually sitting at my computer from 9AM - 5PM Central Time in the US (1500 GMT - 2300 GMT).
KC9LXK - Shiloh, IL