I purchased the METT/SETT program from the Paul Ekman Group.
This product was encoded with Macromedia with Director.
I was unable to open the presentation on the CD. When I would
click on the .exe file or attempt to "Autoplay" the file, the
screen would go gray (The background of the presentation is gray)
and then shut down without giving any form of error message. I was
informed that this problem was likely due to the copy protection on
the CD shutting down my presentation.
I use a Windows XP for Home operating system.
Is there any way for me to start the program? I don't want to
get around the copy protection to copy the files, I just need to
get around it to play the CD and get what I paid for.
This question would be better directed toward the folks that
made the CD
(or the people you purchased it from) since no one apart from
worked on it will know how the copy protection scheme worked.
That said, if this is an old program, perhaps made with an
of Director from before Windows XP existed (and thus not
XP), sometimes you can avoid trouble by running the program
compatibility mode. Right click the exe icon and choose
to the Compatibility tab and check the box for "Run this
compatibility mode for:". Try any or all of the options in
You can also toy with the other settings on this screen, like