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Windows 7: Help me on Software

11 Jul 2013   #1
kandypenny44

 
 
Help me on Software

On my Desktop I have Xp... but my Laptops are # 7... I have microsoft PICTUREIT 2001 ,but it won't let me load it on 7 ?


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11 Jul 2013   #2
x BlueRobot

 

It won't be compatible with Windows 7, you could run Windows XP in a VM for your Windows 7 laptops, and then use the program in the Windows XP VM, otherwise have you checked for a newer version of the program?
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11 Jul 2013   #3
kandypenny44

 
 

I Checked for a Newer Version but Couldn't find One
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11 Jul 2013   #4
kandypenny44

 
 



hahaha
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11 Jul 2013   #5
kandypenny44

 
 

I Checked again if there was an Updated piece of software.....No Luck!
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12 Jul 2013   #6
x BlueRobot

 

You'll have to run the program within a Windows XP VM, what edition of Windows 7 do you have? What's the type of key you have for the Windows XP machine?
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14 Jul 2013   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have seen people have some success installing in XP compatibility, or even Win98. The executable had to be set to the same compatibility. I said some success because everyone also had some functionality issues.

Are there certain functions you are looking for? We may be able to suggest some alternatives.

A Guy
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14 Jul 2013   #8
kandypenny44

 
 

Hey how do you do it ?
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14 Jul 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have Microsoft Picture it 7.0 and it runs fine on Win 7 without using compatibility mode (to be honest, I was shocked that it ran at all). I did have to install much of M$ Works to do so, though. I have it on a Works disk from my first XP machine. A quick search showed many places one could get a free download from but I would be very cautious of that.

What you might try is, when installing it, right click on the installation file, click on Properties, then click on the Compatibility tab near the top of the window. Check off the Compatibility box, then select the last known Windows version you ran it in. You may have to experiment with which version to use, if it works at all. If you try that, be sure to completely back up your system and data before doing so in case it turns out to be buggy (full of malware).
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14 Jul 2013   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Answer from Sue HERE

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I have, after much hair-pulling, gotten Microsoft Picture It! 2001 to work with Windows 7. Windows Live Photo Gallery doesn't do a fraction of the things that MPI2001 did and is horrible to use. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Here's what to do (this worked for me; I can't guarantee results):

1. Install MPI2001 from your old disks BUT install it under Win98 compatibility. For some reason, even though it ran just fine under WinXP, that compatibility mode didn't work for me.

2. The program will be installed but if you double-click on the icon or the exe file, it will crash. This, of course, makes it seem like the installation failed. So opening the program first doesn't work.

3. Find the picture(s) you want to edit and make a copy of it/each one. This is very important!! Then right-click on the copy of the picture and choose "Open with" and MPI2001. The picture will open in the program.

4. Now, however, the "Save As" function does not work so to save your work you have to choose "Save." This is why it's so important to make a copy of your original picture, so that original will not be overwritten with your edited one.

I've used many of the functions of MPI2001 and haven't found any so far that don't work, except for the aforementioned "Save As." Good luck!
Good luck.

A Guy
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