I know this will come off as sounding snarky, but please know it's honestly not intended that way,
I never was able to make Captivate 4 run successfully on Windows 7. So I'm not the least bit surprised to hear it has issues with Windows 8!
Personally, I'm thinking you are due for an upgrade to Captivate if you want it to work on Windows 8. But then again, I'm not even certain if Captivate 6 is Windows 8 compatible.
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I tried Captivate 6 in the Windows 8 RTM preview and it worked fine from what I could tell. I haven't done a through test though, but just ran through my usual work processes and all worked without any problems.
As for getting Captivate 4 to work with Windows 8.. Good luck ;o) Best chance is to run it through the "Troubleshoot Compatibility" and see if that helps. Open the File Explorer and browse to the Captivate 4 install directory. Find the Captivate4.exe file and click the Application tab and then Troubleshoot Compatibility. Try out the various compatibility modes and see if that helps with your problem.
It doesn't work with "Troobleshoot compatibility" with CP4.
But it works with the CP6 demo...
So I will migrate to CP6.
I'm trying to install Captivate 6 to Windows 8 laptop. There was no problem in stalling it in Windows 7 PC, but I have a problem in downloading the installer package and opening the executive file. The installer package was somehow saved as a file with IE icon not as an executive file. When I try to open the file, another copy was made in my download folder and the file itself does not open. I tried to use Akamai Download manager instead of downloading the installing package and other two files individually, but Windows 8 PC cannot download Akamai Download manager with an erro sign of 'invalid URL'.
How did you sucessfully instal Captivate 6 to Windows 8 PC? Are you using a download version or package version? I would be glad if I could hear from you. Thank you.
Please see this page regarding OS compatibility with Adobe products: http://www.adobe.com/support/OScompatibility.html
You will note that a large number of Adobe apps, including Captivate and Flash, are still shown as NOT being compatible with Windows 8.
Also see this page from the System Requirements for Cp6: http://www.adobe.com/au/products/captivate/tech-specs.html
Note that it says Win7 Service Pack 1. No mention of Win8.
Yes, I know well that it does not support Windows8. However, because I found one person above (
www.cpguru.com ) actually using it on Windows8, I just wanted to ask the person how he (she?) could install it.
Sounds to me like the installation files are incomplete downloads. Normally these are shown with an IE icon.
Try downloading the files on another computer and transfer them by USB to your win8 computer. I have all my files on a NAS so I just grabbed the file from that. I didn't download it on widows 8.
Thanks for this kind advise. I will try it after New Year's holiday. I hope it will work. Thank you.