Program Compatibility Assistant

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by redix 123, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. redix 123

    redix 123 Guest

    The "PCA" causes me some headaches. Sometimes when i try to install a program it says something like "This program was not installed correctly" and offers me to reinstall with compatibility settings or just select "This program was installed correctly". I disabled PCA via gpedit.msc, but I'm not sure if it won't mess something in the registry, when i install my programs "forcibly". Is that a real issue or can i just leave it disabled?

    Programs which caused this:

    - PS3 Media Server (uses java)
    - patch for Assassin's Creed (that's weird:confused:)
    - and for the first time Flash Player, but when i reinstalled it was ok
  2. jverga

    jverga MDL Novice

    Apr 6, 2008
    #2 jverga, Jul 31, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
    Just disable PCA in services and Group Policy....completely safe in my experience.