Like many of you, I've not been able to enjoy the investment I made in
BandMaster since upgrading to Windows 7 64-bit.
Many folks have offered advice about "run as administrator" or "disable
virus protection during install". and so on. I've tried all those things
with absolutely no success. When I launch BM, the program starts. minimizes
to the system tray. and eventually disappears without ever presenting itself
to the screen.
Having spent almost 25 years in IT. and figuring I'm really a hack at-heart.
I download "Process Monitor" from SysInternals.com (I've used their tools
before to trouble-shoot other applications. Almost every event turns out to
be related to an "Access Denied" error. I had largely ignored this because
I believed that when you "run as administrator", you've elevated the rights
of the program to enable it to do whatever it needs to do on the machine.
The first screen-shot shows the "Access Denied" error when BandMaster -
running as administrator - attempts to get read/write access to a specific
Okay, so I figure I'll just modify the permissions on that registry key to
enable access. The next screen-shot shows that I'm denied the ability to
change the permissions on that key to "Full Control" - even running regedit
So, I'm now looking at options for hacking the next step.
One thing I'm certain of - when I ran Process Monitor to capture the same
errors on my WinXP laptop, there was no such error.
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