I was trying to install AppLocale for Windows 7 and received this message:
There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.
Turns out, the AppLocale installer needs to be run with administrator privileges in order to complete applocale installation successfully on Windows Vista or Windows 7. However, apploc.msi (or any other .msi) does not offer you a “Run as administrator” on the right click menu. There are many ways around this, one being running a command prompt as an administrator and launching the installer through the prompt.
AppLocale installer needs to be run with administrator privileges in order to install on Windows 7 and Windows Vista
If you are not familiar with command prompt, here is what to do:
- Hit the start button and type “cmd”, you will see “cmd.exe” under Programs
- Right click and select “Run as administrator” and click “Yes” on the confirmation window
- Run apploc.msi through this command prompt – if your apploc.msi is under “Downloads”, this command would be “C:\Users\user_name\Downloads\apploc.msi”
For those who are not familiar with apploc, it lets you launch a code-page based application in a different locale then your system’s setting. Lets say you have an html file with Japanese encoding Shift-JIS and want to launch it with Notepad to make some changes. If your system locale is set to anything else than jp, you will see a bunch of question marks and garbage characters when you open the file with Notepad. You can either change your system locale which will require a reboot, or launch it with AppLocale which will simulate the environment.
Download applocale Windows 7, Vista and XP.