Virtual Atlas of the Moon


Installation on Windows Vista

Installing on Windows Vista is not a lot different than installing on XP, in fact it is like what you need to do to install without administrative privilege on XP. The only difference are because of the UAC (User Account Control), it is more likely you not run with Administrator privilege by default.

After you download the software, right click on the icon and select "Run as administrator".

When asked enter an administrator password and click OK. You create this administrator account when you install Windows Vista.

Continue with the program installation as usual.

The first time you run the program it build the textures bitmap and load the database. Then you can use it normally without other difference.

But contrary to the previous version of windows this files are not build directly in C:\Program Files but in your own account directory.
So if you search for one of this file, or the software configuration file virtualmoon.ini, or your personal notes database you need to open the directory C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\VirtualMoon\
Please note that AppData directory is hidden so you need to type the path in the Explorer bar.