Thanks to a discovery by Forum member glesgaguy
in this link
Got MSP8 running in Vista but no sound ADVICE PLEASE
it is now possible to install and run MediaStudio Pro 7 & 8 on Vista.
This thread is intended to describe in detail the steps required in order to achieve this.
For MediaStudio to work on Vista you must activate the Classic Windows Theme - Though you can also later modify that theme to include your own desktop wallpaper. Rather than keep activating/deactivating the theme I would consider it more practical to create a new Vista User Account.
You might also on a later date wish to set up a Video Editing Profile.
- Don't do so yet I have yet to study this method on my Vista machine - that was something I created for XP.
To create a new user account click the Start Button and then Control Panel
Select Classic view and then User Accounts
Select manage another account
On he box that pops up "Windows needs your permission to continue"
Create a new account
Complete the new user account dialog box making the new user an administrator (We will use the account to install these programs, you can if you wish alter the user account to Standard user later)
Make any other changes you may wish such as the user account picture and a password for the account (strongly recommended because this is an Administrator account)
You can now close the user accounts screen.
Now log off from Windows and then log into your new user account.
After logging into the new user account right click on the desk top and select "personalize"
And then select Windows Classic theme
This probably leaves your desktop looking a bit bland
So if you wish you can alter the desktop background (Wallpaper) to something of your choosing:
Now close the Personalize screen
Installing MediaStudio Pro.
The procedure for MediaStudio Pro 7 and MediaStudio Pro 8 is the same and so to avoid repetition I shall use MediaStudio Pro 8 for the purposes of this tutorial.
Firstly navigate to the location on your hard drive where your setup files are located:
Double click the set up file
Allow the installation to continue.
When the next warning box appears
Once again allow the installation to continue and select [Run Program]
Locate Video Editor in your Start menu:
Right click on it and then select [Properties]
Select the Compatibility tab and check the box
[run the program in compatibility mode for:]
and Select Windows XP (Service pack 2)
On the next warning screen tick the box [Do not show this warning again]
and select [Run Program]
Here we are - MediaStudio Pro 8 installed and running on Microsoft Vista.