January 16, 2021


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KASB Direct Trading Software fails to install: Windows 7 64-bit

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KASB Direct trading software’s installation is not working in Windows 7 64-bit. I am trying to install the latest version, which is 2.0.2. Why isn’t it working? I used it in XP and it was working without any issues. Why isn’t it working in Windows Vista and 7? Is it because I am using 64-bit Windows?


There is a simple old school trick to make this software work in the newer Windows versions. Follow these steps:

1. Right click on “KASB Installer Setup” and select “Properties”.


2. Now, click on “Compatibility tab.” Under “Compatibility Mode,” click/check the box that says, “Run this program in compatibility mode for.”


3. From the dropped down menu, select “Windows 2000.”


4. Finally, click on “Apply” then “OK.” The setup should work now.

It is both disappointing and shocking to see a stock market trading platform installation work like this. KASB should have made the necessary changes to its software to make it compatible with all new Windows includes 8, 8.1, and 10. But instead, they are telling its customers to follow the aforementioned procedure to install the software that clients use to do real trading in the stock market. If they can’t make their software compatible with new Windows, I wonder how secure it really is?

Companies continuously release updates for their software. These updates solve compatibility issues and more importantly, they update the code to keep the software safe. Security updates are necessary especially if we are talking about a stock trading platform, but KASB don’t seem to be bothered by this fact. On KASB’s official download page, there is a link to a .pdf file; it contains User-Software-Manual. At the time of writing this article, this file is showing instructions for version 1.9.6 of KASB trading software. They don’t seem to have a strong IT department!

Pick any US based Stock market trading company; their software would be superior to that of KASB in every way. KASB’s trading platform has a decade old design. Nothing about it seems modern or up-to-date. It has come to my attention recently that KASB is now offering a web-based-trading platform, which they are calling Eclipse Terminal. This seems to be good move if this new platform does not lack in functionality and design like their Java-based trading software does. I tried to logon in Eclipse-trading-terminal but I am seeing this error message “0000**** is not yet configure to use this application.” It has a grammar mistake. :) KASB Direct, please hire some professional coders, designers, and writers. My guess is that we would not see any major improvements in this new trading-platform, so don’t get your hopes up too high!

Following links may provide more information:

1. Kasbdirect – Downloads
2. Kasbdirect Software User Manual
3. Kasbdirect Software installation instructions
4. kasbdirect
5. KASB Securities
7. KASBSecurities
8. KASB Bank
9. KASB Bank placed under six-month moratorium
10. BankIslami
11. KASB Corporation: A slow and painful dismemberment

4 thoughts on “KASB Direct Trading Software fails to install: Windows 7 64-bit

  1. sir, will kse-100 index continue to go up??
    i am thinking about investing my money in bank alfalah limited shares..do you think it’s a good trade?

  2. Sir I am using Windows 7 32 bit & I tried your suggestion which unfortunately failed. Running the setup stalls my PC for few seconds then I see windows message telling me to force this process to stop or wait for it to respond.

    I recently opened my account with kasb direct and I was hoping to trade in MCB bank shares but I can’t even install the software.

    I contacted KASB Direct phone support but they did not help much. After a long time of talking with them, they told me that something in my windows is wrong, this I doubt highly.

    My windows is working just fine but this software has become a pain in the *** for me. I don’t understand what I am doing wrong here. What could be the reason?
    Anyone else facing the same issue as I am?
    Any suggestions for me?

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