Do I have Vista 32-bit or 64-bit?
If you have Windows Vista, there are two methods to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version. If one does not work, try the other.
Method 1: View System window in Control Panel
- Click Start, type system in the Start Search box, and then click system in the Programs list.
- The operating system appears as follows:
- For a 64-bit version operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
- For a 32-bit version operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
Method 2: View System Information window
- Click Start, type system in the Start Search box, and then click System Information in the Programs list.
- When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, the operating system is displayed as follows:
- For a 64-bit version operating system: x64-based PC appears for the System type under Item.
- For a 32-bit version operating system: x86-based PC appears for the System type under Item.
I get an error: Access is Denied, Class Not Registered and flash.ocx - Windows VistaFor all users running Windows Vista including Service Pack 1
- Access is Denied
In order to run the Dave Ramsey software on Windows Vista, you will need to adjust the user permissions settings.
There are also additional steps that must be completed if you have installed Vista Service Pack 1.
- Click the Start button and click on Computer.
- Navigate to the C:\Program Files folder.
- Open the Dave Ramsey folder and locate the 'Personal Finance Software' file. This file may also be called 'Personal Finance Software 5.2' or 'test'.
- Right-click the file and select properties, then click the 'Compatibility' tab and check the box that says 'Run this program as an Administrator' at the bottom of tab.
- Click 'Apply' or 'OK'.
- Class Not Registered
- This error is the result of checking other things on the compatibility tab other than Run this program as an administrator. Please un-check anything other than what was mentioned above.
- Still getting Access is Denied - Vista Service Pack 1
- If you have Vista Service Pack 1 installed, or if the 'Run this program as an administrator' box is grayed out, or if the previous steps did not fix the issue, then the following steps need to be completed in addition to the previous ones.
You will need to enable User Account Control
- Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu
- Type 'UAC' into the search box and press enter. This should bring up a link for Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off.
- Click on the link, then check the box that says Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer and click the OK button.
- You will need to reboot your computer after making this change
- Missing Flash.ocx
Also, if you continue to get the Access Denied message or if you get any message refering to a 'flash.ocx' file then do the following:
- Open up Internet Explorer. (Easily accessible from the Start Menu)
- Go to the Adobe Flash Player download page here.
- Download and install Adobe Flash Player.