How to fix the Windows warning ‘This app can’t run on your PC’

Windows Smartscreen is a service built in to Windows which automatically allows or blocks the installation of new software.

If, after downloading Scan2CAD for Windows, you’re seeing the error message ‘This app can’t run on your PC’ it will be because of Smartscreen.

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The problem is that sometimes ‘Smartscreen’ isn’t always so smart.

It is common that Smartscreen can incorrectly block legitimate software. This referred to as ‘false positives.’


To solve the problem you can momentarily disable Smartscreen. 

The Drivereasy website has these handy step-by-step instructions for disabling Smartscreen