How to fix issues with Xcelsius 2008 on Windows Vista

Off late users with Xcelsius 2008 were complaining about the functionality of the application on Windows Vista. Below are some of them:

  1. Whenever the user exits the application, it pops up an error “Xcelsius has stopped working…”
  2. Xcelsius automatically exits without prompt when trying to access the Add-On Manager

The fix for these kind of issues is to disable UAC (User Access Control) in windows vista. In order to do that, follow the below instructions:

Disable UAC using Windows Vista Command Line:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

In case you want to Enale it:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Disable UAC using Windows Vista Control Panel (Easy Way):

Open up Control Panel, and type in “UAC” into the search box. You’ll see a link for “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off”:

On the next screen you should uncheck the box for “Use User Account Control (UAC)”, and then click on the OK button.

You’ll need to reboot your computer before the changes take effect, but you should be all done with annoying prompts.

In case you want to Disable UAC for Certain Applications only, refer to the below link:

Disable User Account Control (UAC) for certain Windows Vista applications

  • Natalia

    Unable to install Xcelsius on my computer (operating system is vista). When trying to enter the key code it pops up a message saying that the program has not been installed properly.

    Any suggestions?

  • @Natalia,

    You need to be an Administrator to install Xcelsius on Windows Vista. Please install as admin.

    Regards,
    Kalyan Verma

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