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Windows 7: I need help installing Hotmetal Pro 6 on Windows 7

08 May 2013   #1
Prospero5554

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I need help installing Hotmetal Pro 6 on Windows 7

I have been running Hotmetal Pro 6 on my Windows 7 laptop for about 3 years. Hotmetal Pro is an old 32 bit web authoring package with features making it very simply for non-programmers like me to use. In 1999 it was bought out by another company and is no longer available. My version of Windows 7 is the 64 bit Home Premium version.

For some reason the software stopped working last week. Initially I tried to change the compatibility of Hotmetal to an earlier version of Windows and running it as the administrator but to no avail. I have tried to reinstall the software on top of the old software, again with no luck. Lastly as advised, I have even deleted the original software and tried to reinstall it.

The message that I now get is that my web authoring software is 32 bit and I need to contact the supplier of my software to order a 64 bit version. This message appears at the end of the installation process which, from the files being shown to being transferred appears to be all of the files. I have tried to use Windows own compatibility tool to fix the problem but this too doesn't work.

I have noticed that when I click the Hotmetal desktop icon it appears to load for a few seconds but then stops and fades away.

Whilst old this piece of software is brilliant in that it allows me to build pages quickly by just copying a pasting. In addition, my website Warwickshire Railways has nearly 9000 pages therefore migration to another software programme is not practical.

To clarify the above I have taken several screen shots of dialogue boxes which appeared as the software was uploaded.

Can anyone please please help me.

Many thanks




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08 May 2013   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's 32bit software but the installer stub is 16bit, this is usually fixable, I have a great link to ways around this in my bookmarks at home but I am at work at the moment! You can try googling for 16bit installs on 64bit OS. It may take you where you need to be. Else I will post the link I have at home in about 3hrs.
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08 May 2013   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Maybe try this guys method

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If your old computer is toast, install HM6 on another XP computer, install the patches, and copy them over.
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08 May 2013   #4
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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