HELP:Can't instal 32bits softw on Win7 64 bits: Dictionaries

February 19, 2012 at 04:42:13
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB 128 speed
I have successfully installed these software on Win7 32 bits, but they don't want to instal on MY Win7 64 bits. I tried the compatibility program, it offered Win XP (service pack 2) and asks me to "start the program" but clicking on "start" doesn't work, it doesn't respond and if I go to continue it tells me that the programm is incompatible. I tried Win 2000 with no better result. i ried both installing directly from the cd and copying it to the hard drive first and install from there.

My dictionnaries are year 1995 -96 and younger, Larousse Fr-Eng, Larousse Fr-Spanish and Oxford Eng-Spanish. They work perfectly on Win7 32 bits and Win XP. I really don't want to buy them again from the publisher (that's what they told me to do), it's expensive.
And I really like my new Folio 13, is light and fast.

PLEASE help

Thank you

Evelyne


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#1
February 19, 2012 at 05:46:38
While 32bit programs will run fine on 64bit Windows 7, many programs that old have 16bit installers which will not work with the 64bit Windows 7.
The only two choices you have is to either purchase a newer version or try installing a 32bit XP under a virtual machine and then try installing the program within that virtual XP program.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
February 19, 2012 at 06:00:46
OK :(

Thanks for your prompt response


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#3
February 19, 2012 at 08:45:26
If you go back to compatibility you should find options to run in other compatibility mode for older versions of Windows all the way beck to Win95 and possibly earlier.

The issue may well be a 16 bit installer but also may be from other causes. Worth a try.


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#4
February 26, 2012 at 19:18:35
Thank you for your answer:
I did try win 95 in compatibility, with NO result.
:(((

Any other ideas by any chance ???


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#5
February 27, 2012 at 05:06:46
List what programs you are have trouble with.

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#6
February 27, 2012 at 05:12:24
Well they are listed at the top, when I started posting my question: dictionnaries:

Larousse Fr-Eng, Vox Spanish, and Oxford Eng-Span.

Thank you


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#7
February 27, 2012 at 05:22:05
Those are old enough that they probably have 16 bit installers.

You can try using Windows Explorer to open the CD and then click on the various folders to see if you can access parts of the program.

Other than that you could try running a dual boot. There are many method to do that. The easiest IMO is to use 2 hard drives. If you are interested in that, I can provide details on how to set it up.


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#8
February 27, 2012 at 10:55:53
The various folders do seem to open (Window needs to know what program you want to use...) except all the exe (application) ones.
Yes I would really appreciate that: you mean 2 hard drives besides the one in the Folio 13? thx


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#9
February 27, 2012 at 12:27:30
I had a brain freeze there. You have a notebook so a second drive will not work.

How did you try Win2000? Did you partition your hard drive and install it on there?

I think you might be able to run a version of Linux from a flash drive and with an add on you can run at least some Windows programs in Linux.

I am not the person to help you with that. Try posting in the Linux forum here.


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