After installed Vista on my computer, I sadly found out that SAS 9.1.3 couldn’t be installed on Vista and it is not supported by SAS. SAS will be adding support for this operating system for the first time with release of SAS 9.2. But I can’t wait for 9.2, and I don’t want go back XP either.
However, here is what I found to make SAS 9.1.3 works on Vista.
Open the Program Compatibility Wizard by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Use an older program with this version of Windows
Click Next. For the next dialog, you will be asked how you would like to locate the SAS program to install. Select “I want to select the program manually.”
Click Next. Browse to the “setup.exe” file you located in step 1.
Click Next. Depending on your current OS and installed Service Packs, choose one that matches your system.
Click Next and select display setting, if it applies to your system. You may skip this part.
Click Next. Check “Run this program as an administrator.”
Click Next. This is the last page before SAS begins with the install process.
After you click Next, follow SAS installation instructions.
That’s all there is to it. Have fun!