You had your new Asus G75VW day one. Lifeframe 3 worked. You upgraded and upgraded and somewhere along the line it stopped working. The start dialog pops up, the camera light comes on, and then dialog goes away. Next nothing. The application window no longer appears.

Assus needs to update there code for Wiin7 SP1 and Win8. (And, yes the WIN8 version has the same issues)

Work around Solution:

You must set compatibility mode on the application.

You right click the icon and do that way. Propeties - Compatibility. Set it to "Windows 7" (Note that = WIN7RTM and not WIN7SP1). The set it for the current user.

Also, note the "Change settings for all users button" Do it a again there.

(Note: did all this above)

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Run Regedit do do all this.

Its save in the registry at two keys.
(Current User)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

(All Users)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

if the "Layers" key does exist under "AppCompatFlags" then create the Key and name it Layers

Select Layers. In the right pane create a new "string value". Give the name of the Life Frame 3 stored dir path.

Ie:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS LifeFrame3\LifeFrame.exe

(No " " in the name)

once the string value has been created. Doubl click it.

Give it value "WIN7RTM" (No " " in value)

Bam done. close registry


(Note: I manually this at the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE location first before the above icon stuff)

Result:s: Lifeframe 3 works again when run from an icon or when FN + V is type on the keyboard.

I wrote all this so the next G75VW own knows that ASUS wrote the LIFEFRAME 3 code on WIN7RTM code and what to do to get it to work with having to rack you brain for the answer like I did.

Sub Note: you must all load the Asus Virtual camera driver. See the real USB Camera Driver gets hogged/tie one app. But the Virtual can be tied to many apps at once. You see both selections in Life Frame 3 setting. But if your say running Skype. Skype has the real driver. Asus driver must hook the camera to create a second virtual camera. But you can select the Virtual Camera and still be running skype. So install it. It's useful.



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Side Note:
If it were WIN7RTM RUNASADMIN it would automatically runas ADMIN.

Raw stuff to play with here:
For each application there are three settings that can be applied. The compatibility mode, (Display) Settings and the Privilege Level. One or multiple values can be set (separated by a space).

Compatibility Modes



Value

Description



WIN95

Windows 95



WIN98

Windows 98



WIN4SP5

Windows NT 4.0 SP5



WIN2000

Windows 2000



WINXPSP2

Windows XP SP2



WINXPSP3

Windows XP SP3



VISTARTM

Vista



VISTASP1

Vista SP1



VISTASP2

Vista SP2



WIN7RTM

Windows 7



WINSRV03SP1

Windows Server 2003 SP1



WINSRV08SP1

Windows Server 2008 SP1




Display Settings



Value

Description



DISABLETHEMES

Disable Visual Themes



640X480

Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution



HIGHDPIAWARE

Disable display scaling on high DPI settings



256COLOR

Run in 256 colors



DISABLEDWM

Disable Desktop Composition




Privilege Level



Value

Description



RUNASADMIN

Run program as an administrator




If the settings are written into the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE part of the registry, the settings cannot be changed by a user that has no local administrative rights.

The following registry command line applies Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode and defines the application to run as administrator.

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "C:\temp\compatmodel\iconsext.exe" /t REG_SZ /d "WINXPSP3 RUNASADMIN" /f