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Windows 7: Can a USB drive be set up to work in win 8 and 10, but NOT in 7

26 Jan 2016   #11
Liz27

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
Really good spot for a tin=foil hat conspiracy theory, ' M$ kickbacks have started '
Art.

I prefer an aluminum colander to tin foil, but these days I only have a plastic one.


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26 Jan 2016   #12
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If the magazine files are in PDF format, what installation is needed other to copy the files from the USB to the desired drive location? If installation is required, that implies there is a supplied reader program. It could be that either the reader or the installer program for the reader is not Win 7 compatible.

If the magazine files are actually in PDF format, skip the install. Create a folder on your hard drive where you want to store the files then copy them to that folder and use your favorite PDF reader to read them.

I just thought of another possibility. The magazine files may be compressed into an archive and stored on the USB. They may have a proprietary archive program that is needed to unarchive the PDFZ files and it could be that program that is not Win 7 compatible.
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27 Jan 2016   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The last time I read an archive of sewing magazines I have to say it had me in stitches Sorry for that
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