When installing ESRI’s ArcView GIS 3.3 on the 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, the following dialog box instantly appears:
There is an easy workaround. Open Windows Explorer and browse the contents of your ArcView CD-ROM and right-click on setup.exe. Click on the Compatibility tab, and click the checkbox next to “Run the program in compatibility mode for:” and leave the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) as is. Now click OK at the bottom of the dialog box to apply the changes and close the box. Double-click on setup.exe and your installation will begin.