|Print Shop Deluxe 6.0 will NOT work with any 64-bit Windows OS. |
This is due to the fact that the installer and program both include 16-bit instructions which are no longer supported in a 64-bit Windows. Any 32-bit OS, including Windows 7 32-bit, would work just fine as 16-bit instruction sets are still supported.
You can either upgrade your machine to Windows 7 Ultimate, which includes XP Mode (A virtualized Windows XP system that allows older or in-compatible programs to run), or you can get a cheap machine, even a used one, that is running a 32-bit OS on which you can install and run the Print Shop software.
Compatibility mode, which is the most recommended option for this question all over the web, WILL NOT WORK as 16-bit instruction sets are still unsupported on all 64-bit Windows Operating Systems.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more clarification.
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