Does the Valve & Actuator Selection Tool work on Windows 8?

Issue

Does the Valve & Actuator Selection Tool work on Windows 8?

Product Line

TAC I/A Series, Field Devices

Environment

Valve, Actuators

Cause

Current desktop, laptop, and tablets are installed with Windows 8

Resolution

Until a newer version is released, the following work-around will allow the Tool to operate in a Windows 8 environment:

To install, the program will need to detect .Net 2.0.  To do that, ensure some .Net features are on.  Internet access is required.  

1.  Go to Control Panel - Programs - Programs and Features and in the upper left will be a link to "Turn Windows Features on or off"  -  click that.

2.  From the Windows Features Screen, make sure there are check boxes next to .Net Framework 3.5 and the two boxes below it as shown here:

3.  Restart Windows and then install the Valve & Actuator Selection Tool

4.  Turn off User Access Controls in Windows.  Go to User Accounts and Family Safety (Control Panel) - User Accounts  - click the link to "Change User Account Control Settings".  In the dialog that follows - move the slider to the bottom (Never Notify)

5.  Right-click on the Valve & Selection Tool icon on your desktop (from the installation in step 3) and choose "properties".

6.  On the Compatibility Tab - check the box to run the program in Windows 7 compatibility mode and the box to run the program as administrator.

7.  Run the Valve & Selection Tool program.