Error message during installation: "Can't run 16-bit Windows Program. Cannot find file..."
Older versions of the Installshield software include 16 bit components that may cause this error message when short file name creation has been disabled in the operating system.
This may happen when installing older (legacy) versions of the Soundscape software or plug-ins.
Sometimes the problem can be solved simply by moving the installer to a higher level folder (like the root C\: drive), thus avoiding long names in the path.
Otherwise the registry needs to be edited as follows:
WARNING: Editing the registry incorrectly may cause your PC to stop functioning altogether. Make a backup copy of your registry before proceeding, and do not proceed if you are not confident that you can solve registry issues!
Click the Start button and select "Run". Enter "regedit.exe" in the "Open" field and click OK. This will launch the registry editor.
In the registry editor, navigate to:
In the right-hand pane you will see "NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation"
Double-click that key and set its value to 0.
NOTE: 0 means 8.3 name creation is NOT disabled, 1 means it is disabled.
Reboot, and run the installer again. You should not see the error message anymore.