Re: NASA World Wind doesn't work. help!
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> Hi, I have just installed NASA World Wind 1.4 on 3 different PCs but
> it doesn't work. When I click on its icon I am not able to open it.
> Why do I have this problem?
> My principal PC has windows 7 x64 and the other two windows 7 x86.
> Help me please. Thanks!
One thought: it could be that since World Wind isn't designed for
Windows 7 or Vista and has noted limited compatibility issues with
these. On freeware sites, it's listed for Windows 2k-XP, and the World
Wind FAQ has the following to say on the issue:
World Wind was not designed for Windows Vista or Windows 7, but can run
on it. The best way is installing World Wind outside of the program
files directory, in C:\NASA for example, or on another partition (e.g.
Another workaround is to leave UAC enabled and run World Wind as an
Install World Wind as you would any other Windows program. Once
installed then right click the World Wind application or shortcut and
select "properties." (See Dialog Box 1)
On the properties dialog box under the Compatibility tab select
"Run this program as an administrator" and then save this change. (See
Dialog Box 2)
World Wind can then be run as any other Windows program and the UAC
prompts whether to allow or cancel it.
You can also change WW directory properties and give users full access
rights to it.
Disabling UAC is not recommended!
 Spoon Solution
An Alternative solution is to install the Spoon version of NASA World
Wind, this does not seem to have any of the UAC or Managed DirectX
problems that the standard installer has, be aware a browser plugin is
required to use any Spoon apps. Download NASA World Wind from Spoon at
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