[amsat-bb] Re: Orbitron on Windows 7

Håkan H sm7wsj at telia.com
Thu Feb 21 09:27:56 PST 2013

I have the same problem down here and have to open Task Manager to
forcefully end Orbitron. I would like to hear if there is a better solution.

73 Thu XV9AA

Hello Thu   (and all others on the list)

Now things are working here.  I post some of the advice i got off list that 
helped me get it running. (maybe help someone else)

*Don't install Orbitron to the default location. Save it somewhere like 
C:\Orbitron so that it can write changes and you can edit the files.

Also set it to run as Administrator and if you are still having problems set 
it to run in compatibility mode for windows XP

I'm running windows 7 and running it as Admin fixed the problem.

*I think you have to install it by right clicking on the installation file 
and select run as administrator, and you might have to do the same to run 
the program under win 7.  I use a shortcut on my PC that I set to run as 
administrator in the shortcuts properties

*I have fixed a similar problem by running it in XP
Compatibility mode.  Look under the Properties for the icon.

This helped me to get at really nice program running also on my new 

73 de Hakan SM7WSJ

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