Solved how to download MGX40.DLL

October 18, 2013 at 18:12:38
Specs: Windows 7, 3.3Ghz/6GB
This file needs to be on the computer in order for me to install software to run MICROGRAFX 7 picture publisher and my 9636 Optik Pro flatbed scanner which has served me beautifully on xp systems. Unfortunately I was talked into a windows 7 Computer Aspire x3995 which will not load it claiming that the computer is a 64 bit system and the program is 32 bit. When pressed the computer tells me it can't execute the program because MGX40.DLL is not on the computer. At this point I'm quite willing to nuke and pave Windows 7 and install./ I thought computers were supposed to do what we tell them ; someone else got to it before me I guess

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October 19, 2013 at 12:23:01
I used to have a version of Micrografx (loved it). I think is a 16 bit program and that's why it won't run on 64 bit. In fact you can use Word to do a lot of the things it used to do (laying out photo's on A4 and so forth).

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October 18, 2013 at 19:48:02
Try it in Compatibility mode.

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October 18, 2013 at 21:19:44
I gave it a good shot and it showed promise but it was a no go.................Thanks anyway

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October 19, 2013 at 12:23:01
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I used to have a version of Micrografx (loved it). I think is a 16 bit program and that's why it won't run on 64 bit. In fact you can use Word to do a lot of the things it used to do (laying out photo's on A4 and so forth).

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October 20, 2013 at 21:56:52
My version of Micrografx provided a choice between 16 and 32 bit. I've tried everything but with Windows 7 I'm afraid it's no way or the highway short nuke and paving and reinstalling XP. There appears to be no other solution
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October 21, 2013 at 10:35:22
Strange. Most 32 bit programs work on Win 7 64 bit.

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Seems not - this was pasted from a 2010 review on Amazon:
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This is useless with Windows 7 which runs on 64 bit. Viewers should be advised on ALL programs if they can be used on 64 bit operating systems. So, I wasted my money and won't get it back because I opened the package. The only requirements shown for this program is you need a CD drive thus leaving one to think it will work in any computer. Ok, you got me but never again. I won't risk saying what I'm really want to say. Just beware before buying (if you can).
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October 21, 2013 at 13:19:27
My solution is to acquire a working desktop computer with XP3 SP3 which is available from a recycling depot locally for free.
I've since learned of "virtual XP for Windows 7" which is a free download from microsoft but only for Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate , or Enterprise. Funny I have Windows 7 "Home" which won't run virtual XP.''Go figure. Only $189.99 to "upgrade". I must be really be stupid for thinking Windows 7 is all the same.

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October 21, 2013 at 14:08:26
Sounds like a good plan. I keep my old XP up and running, although mostly my Win 8 does what I want. Just a few bits and bobs that I can only do on XP or maybe 7.

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