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    Anyone got a shim to fix Sibelius 4 hang on close in Windows 7?

    I have one to make it launch cleanly as an unprivileged user, but I can't make it close cleanly.

    (Yes, I know it's not supported on Win 7)

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    @pete How did you get it to launch as a standard user?

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    On a test Win7 machine:

    Install the Application Compatibility Toolkit from Microsoft.
    Install Sibelius 4, patch if appropriate and launch it once as an admin (probably unnecessary, but I do it just so I know it works)

    Launch Compatibility Administrator, 32bit in my case.
    Create a new database, if it doesn't open an untitled one by default.

    Right-click database - Create New - Application Fix.
    Fill in the appropriate fields, browse to the Sibelius 4 executable, Next
    Under "Additional compatibility modes" tick "RunAsInvoker".
    Next > Next > Finish.
    Now save your database as an .sdb file (it's the default). Say sib4fix.sdb

    On another test win7 machine with Sibelius installed, open up an elevated command prompt and use:

    Code:
    sdbinst \\path\to\sib4fix.sdb
    Then log out and run Sibelius 4 as a normal (student) user. It'll load fine, but won't close cleanly.

    Attached (rename to .sdb) is a compatibility database that Works For Me (tm).

    Sib4fix-rename-to-dot-sdb.txt
    Last edited by pete; 7th February 2011 at 01:35 PM.



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