My apologies if this has already been discussed in this thread, but I'm not going to have much time anytime soon to go through the whole thing...
I can only get a few programs from the Object Desktop package to install. I am certain I'm only trying the ones that are compatible with my OS (Windows 7 64 bit).
The ones that do install seem to work perfectly and I'm enjoying them (Fences Pro, LoginStudio, Icon Packager).
The ones that don't install, in every case it goes through most of the install routine, then hangs with the "Installing" indicator in the status column, the "working" icon turning, and there is no apparent way to get it to stop (I have left it running overnight with the same result). I can "X" out of Impulse after a few tries, and after that, the program sometimes appears as "installed," but will not run. Any attempt to remove the "broken" program--using either Impulse or Control Panel--results in the uninstall also hanging. The only way to get rid of it seems to be to do a system restore. I have tried this with Windowblinds 7, Sound Packager, and Rightclick Menu.
The first time I tried to install Windowblinds 7, my virus program, Threatfire, did trigger when it tried to install x86.exe...I instructed it to ignore and allow the install to proceed. I have since tried these installs both with and without Threatfire running, with no apparent difference.
My system specs, if it matters:
Intel Core 2 Duo
nVidia GTX 260M