WinSock error with Forte Free Agent

I receive the following error when attempting to run a 32bit version of Forte Free Agent newsreader: "Create fail for window WinSockSession." This program ran fine under Vista x64 and Win7 x64 RC Build 7100. I have tried Compatibility Mode (XP) and Run as Administrator, as well as reinstalling - all with no success.  The Event Viewer reports the following: Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Date:          10/29/2009 9:40:07 AM
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      lefty
Fault bucket 794601965, type 5
Event Name: PCA2
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: agent.exe
P2: 1.93.576.0
P3: Agent for Windows
P4: Forte Agent
P5: Forte Internet Software Inc.
P6: 100
P7: 0

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 5158d77d-c4a1-11de-b867-00219b062f1b
Report Status: 0
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Windows Error Reporting" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1001</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-10-29T15:40:07.000000000Z" />
    <Security />
    <Data>Not available</Data>
    <Data>Agent for Windows</Data>
    <Data>Forte Agent</Data>
    <Data>Forte Internet Software Inc.</Data>


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Last updated March 14, 2018 Views 1,111 Applies to:

Hi highland98,

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Which version of Forte free agent newsreader are you using?

Sounds like the program is not compatible with Windows 7.

Please visit this link to check whether the program compatibility with Windows 7:

Also you can check with Forte for an update for the program.

Here is the link:

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