Solved How can I load an older 32 bit program on to Win 10 64 bit

Micrografx Igrafx designer 8 cd
August 7, 2020 at 16:56:42
Specs: Windows 10, i5 - 4460 CPU/ 8 GB Ram
Trying to load 16 bit program onto Win 10 64 bit. The program is Micrografx ver. 8 and ver, 10 on to my Windows 10 64 bit computer. This program was originally made for Win 95 and 98. It has worked on my last version of Windows 7 32 bit for this desktop.
I have set up Windows 10 to work with 16 bit as directed by several sites, but to no avail. This includes going through Internet Information Service Manager and all to set up for 32 bit mode. Any help? The response from the system is "This app can't run on your PC"

Note: I do have Micrografx working on my laptop, which is Windows 10 64 bit - running a AMD V140 processor. I don't understand the problem enough to figure this one out.

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August 7, 2020 at 17:26:42
I can't help you but I remember the program very well. In the end I found that there was little it did that could not be done equally well using Microsoft Word or similar. You can input pictures of any size, produce collages and so forth. It's an idea if you don't get Micrografx to run.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 7, 2020 at 17:35:37
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I don't know anything at all about Micrografx, but I wonder if the
problem is with the installer rather than the program itself. As I
understand it, 32-bit programs often use 16-bit installer programs,
and I think those will not run on 64-bit processors. Possibly a
32-bit installer has been written just for people like you...

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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August 7, 2020 at 18:08:47
Yes, the installer was the problem. Also, I had to find Micrografx 10 to load it only as it is 32 bit. Trying to load version 8 was a waste of time as it is 16 bit. It is a great program and I have used it since it came out. Easier than any others. to use.

Have noticed one issue though. When an image is pulled up, it can be broken up a little. The fix is to zoom in and then out to correct the image issue. I had the same thing happen when I went to Vista. I bought a new video card to solve that one. I might have to do the same again... I hope not...

Thank everyone...

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