Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Hi, MajorWonka. Welcome to the forum.
I think your problem is unlikely to be due to using a.exe - this is just a utility for setting up IL-2. More likely this is a problem that occurs with installing IL-2 on a Windows 7 or Vista PC. If you install it in the default 'Program Files' folder, the operating system can prevent files being modified. Your best bet is to create a new folder ('C:\Games' or something like that), and then copy the entire 'IL-2 Sturmovik 1946' folder to there. Check that it still works, by clicking on the 'il2fb.exe file. If it does, you can apply the patch to that. Otherwise, delete your copy, and redownload to the new folder. You will need to create a new desktop shortcut to the .exe file, but otherwise you should have no problems.
You might find reading Bearcat's 'Nugget's Guide' useful, too: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/9121094645