Convincing Construct I have Windows 7

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  • I wasn't sure whether to file this under bugs or not, as I'm hoping there's some basic setting I can switch or... *something,* and that it's not an actual bug. Here's my problem:

    My computer is convinced that I'm running Windows 7. I got this from running winver via the Start menu.

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    Here is Microsoft's website, also convinced that I'm running Windows 7.

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    But here, Construct 2 Personal doesn't seem to believe me when I say I'm running Windows 7:

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    Am I missing something? Is there a toggle I need to switch, or something in the preferences that might be messed up? I've tried running it as Administrator and whatnot, still no bueno. It is a legitimate version of Windows 7, it came with the computer I bought at Wal-Mart.

    As a bonus, here's where I attempted to circumvent the problem by converting a file to AAC myself, manually, via an external program. Construct refuses to convert the AAC file into AAC. Okay.

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    Somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong, I've been pulling my hair out for like two days now.

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  • Update Windows.

  • Update Windows.

    That's helpful ... it may be some drivers issue , are all your drivers up to date ?

  • Sorry, I didn't mean for that to be sarcastic.

    I recommend running Windows update. After you have done that, let us know what happened.

    EDIT: I believe the .aac converter is actually a part of Windows Media Player. Make sure you update that as well. It may be listed under "Optional Updates" inside Windows Update.

  • I've updated Windows Media Player, updated audio drivers, downloaded all the Important Windows Updates and most of the Optional Updates (I don't think my lack of a Bing Bar is the problem). I've also ran Malware and virus scans. After going through all that and numerous restarts, no change; it still seems to think I'm running something pre-Windows 7.

  • Are you running Windows 7 N? That doesn't come with the AAC encoder (even though it's Windows 7).

    Alternatively, have you accidentally put Construct 2 in to compatibility mode to run as if on an older version of Windows?

  • Got it! Steam was set to automatically run in compatibility mode for some bizarre reason, and thus every program running via Steam thought I was in Vista. Thank you very much, everyone!

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