Okay, this is getting annoying. My old laptop died. I had to get a new one. Quite against my will, I was forced into Windows 8. Not my favorite thing after abysmal experiences with Win 7.
I've got a ton of graphics programs like Paint Shop Pro X (not the newest, but not ancient either). I need them for my art. I can't afford to go buy new versions of everything just because Win 8 is a huge PITA. When I try to install them on Win 8, they get to "registering modules" and then stop responding. The installer stays running in the background even after I close it out giving me an "error 1500" if I try to install anything after that. I finally realized that if I looked, there were mulitiple instances of the Win 32 bit installer running in processes. If I kill those off I can try to install things again, but the installer still freezes up at registering modules. When I start the install, it does not give me any compatability messages.
Does anyone know a way to work around this so I can get my graphics programs installed correctly?