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  1. #1
    jon clouter Guest

    Angry Can't get Painter 7 to WORK!

    I've installed my version of painter 7 on my winXP machine and get the error "this version of painter has been damaged or illegally modified, please reinstall from the original disks." I have a real registered copy of the program. I tried installing it on a win2k machine... no problem.. went on fine everything worked. I formatted XP from my machine (it was slow as piss anyway) and put 2K back on... same problem. Any ideas? Has anyone else encountered this problem? I loved painter 5 so I'd really like to get this one working.


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    Join Date
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    nj, usa
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    have u checked with the faq on procreates website?

    i'm confused though, if you were able to install it on Win2k, y did u format your XP, and install it, if u already had it installed?

    maybe it needs an update?
    or does that error occur when u try to run it after u install it, or it happens when u installing or b4 you are installing?

    do you have the system requirements for it?

    Windows® version

    • Windows® 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT® 4.0 or Windows Me
    • IBM-compatible PC, Pentium® 200 or higher
    • 64 MB RAM
    • 24-bit (800 x 600) color display
    • 2X CD-ROM drive
    • Mouse or tablet

    System Requirements

    best i can do.. tell me what's up

  4. #3
    jon clouter Guest
    I had XP on my machine so I tried installing it on a different machine with 2K and it worked, only it isn't my machine.. so I got rid of XP on my machine and went back to 2K and I got the same problem. My sys is as follows:

    Asus TUV4X
    Celeron2 1.2ghz
    512MB RAM (133)
    40x cd-rom
    Maxtor 60gig ATA-100 HD

    I've asked Procreate about it but they haven't responded yet.

  5. #4
    jon clouter Guest
    oh yeah and an ASUS v6600 Geforce deluxe

    I've tried updating it but it's brand new and says the update is built in.

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    Join Date
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    nj, usa
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    from what i can tell and from asking a buddy of mines that's had some problems with painter. it's probably 2 things

    1) since you were able to install it correctly on Win2k b4, and not now, double check your serial and make sure u enter it correctly.

    2) The cd is in fact corrupted and you need Procreate to re-inburst you for the bad copy you have.

    you have more than enough system requirements, and u mentioned it work b4, so that's what it probably could be.

    best of luck jon

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    don't know. my painter six would never crash. however, and others have said this, painter 7 seems to crash.

  8. #7
    Concept Monkey Guest
    I can make both of them crash. Not something to be proud of I guess. :p

    Painter 6 to 7 for me was basically to make the dual monitor set up and Wacom tablets to work. 6 refused with every variation I tried. 7 worked from the get go.

    If you have a dual monitor set up and use a Tablet (God, I hope so, cause mouse and Painter is painful), then you have no choice but to use Painter 7.

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