New Installation Problems
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The latest versions of the XP Operating Systems have introduced new installation problems.

If you have done the WinPower Installation properly, the way you always have, and are encountering error messages like:

"VBRun300.dll not found" or "Path not found" then, you may need to take 1 or both of 3 actions
      (Action 3 for running an update, only [and if Actions 1 & 2 do not work]):

Action 1:

Edit the "Path" to include c:\windows\system and c:\2m.  Here is how:

1a.


Single click the "My Computer" Icon.

1b.


If you do not have the "My Computer" Icon on your desktop:
Click Start.
Click Run.
Enter "Explorer" (no quotes) in the text box.
Hit Enter.
Single Click "My Computer" in the left panel

1c.


If you do not have "Run" in your "Start" menu:
Depress the "Start" or "Windows" button between Ctrl and Alt.
With this button depressed, hit and release the letter R.
Release the "Start" or "Windows" button between Ctrl and Alt.
Enter "Explorer" (no quotes) in the text box.
Hit Enter.
Single Click "My Computer" in the left panel

2.


Right Click "My Computer"  You should get a "floating menu."

3.


Click "Properties" (last item on the floating menu.)

4.


Click the "Advanced" tab (at the top).

5.


Click the command button entitled "Environmental Variables" (near the bottom, centered).

6.


You will notice that the bottom half of the new dialog box has a frame entitled:
  "System Variables" with a list box in the frame.

At the bottom of the list box, there is an item entitled "Path."  We are interested in this.
  Click it so that it becomes highlighted.

7.


Click the command button entitled "Edit " (just below).

8.


You will get a new dialog box entitled "Edit System Variable."
The 2nd text box, labeled "Variable Value" will be highlighted and selected.
Hit the "Home" key

9.


Type the following, below (you can cut and paste from here):
c:\windows\system; c:\2m; (Note: after c:\2m; there is a space.  We need that space)

What you have entered should PRECEDE what was already there.  What was already there should NOT be deleted.  Merely, what was already there should FOLLOW c:\windows\system; c:\2m;

If you accidentally deleted what was already there, simply hit "Escape" in the upper right hand part of your keyboard and try again.

Note that there is a semi-colon after c:\windows\system and c:\2m.   A semi-colon is the dot and the comma, like:

    ;

The semi-colon is located to the right of the letter L on your keyboard.
Do not employ the Shift key, or you will get the colon, and not the semi-colon.

10.


Click OK all the way through (3 times).

11.


Try WinPower now.

Action 2:

Run the following program: 2point1.exe and try running WinPower after doing so.

If you still get the "Can't find VBRun300.dll" error message, or something like it, and you did not do Action 1 above, try doing Action 1 above (all 11 steps).

If neither Action 1 or Action 2 or both work, call.

Good luck, and a sarcastic "Thank you" to Microsoft...

Action 3:

This section is exclusively for when you try to run a tax update, or anything else from our Easy Download Page, and you get the error message "Can't find VBRUN300.dll"

Instructions with pictures follow these instructions without pictures:

1.

Click and Save -- Click the file you are going to run, like 791.exe, or tax2009.exe.  You will get a new window giving you the opportunity to Save, or Run, or Open.  Click "Save."

2.

We want to end up saving in in c:\2m.  This is how you do it. 
Drop down "Save in" the list box near the top of the window by clicking the downward pointing triangle to the right of "Save in," and click "Local Disk (C:\):

Now, double click 2M in the upper left hand corner of the wide horizontal list box.

  2M will now appear at the top:

Finally, click the "Save" Command Button in the lower right hand region:

Close everything

3.

Double click the "My computer" icon on your "Desktop."  If you don't have that, try finding it in the "Start" menu.  If it is not there, click Start, click Run, type in "iexplore" (no quotes), and hit the "Enter" Key on your keyboard.

4.

Double click Local Disk (C:\)

5.

Double click 2M

6.

Locate the program you just downloaded (it's there), double click it, and follow the instructions.
     Done !!

With Pictures

1.


Click and Save -- Click the file you are going to run, like 791..exe, or tax2009.exe.  You will get a new window giving you the opportunity to Save, or Run, or Open.  Click "Save."

2.


You will then get the following window, asking you where to save it:

3.

We want to end up saving in in c:\2m.  This is how you do it. 
A. First, change what appears at the top to Local Disk (C:\), by "dropping down" the list box at the top:

 
B. Drop down the list box by clicking the downward pointing triangle indicated below, then clicking "Local Disk (C:\):

C.

D. Now, double click 2M in the upper left hand corner of the wide horizontal list box

E.  2M will now appear at the top:

F. Finally, click the "Save" Command Button in the lower right hand region:

G. Close everything

4.

Close everything.  Go back to the desktop

5.

Double click the "My computer" icon on your "Desktop."  If you don't have that, try finding it in the "Start" menu.  If it is not there, click Start, click Run, type in "iexplore" (no quotes), and hit the "Enter" Key on your keyboard.

6.

Double click Local Disk (C:\)

7.

Double click 2M

8.

Locate the program you just downloaded (it's there), double click it, and follow the instructions.
     Done !!