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Windows 7: Microsoft Works 9 not working properly on Windows 7 computer


15 Sep 2013   #1

 
 
Microsoft Works 9 not working properly on Windows 7 computer

I hope that I put this in the right place. So here goes.

I have two identical HP Compaq computers I bought after one computer running XP died and another computer running Vista had HD problems.

My problem. I installed Microsoft Works 9 on both new computers. On one computer it works fine, but on the other computer it doesn't. Now let me see if I can explain this. When I am using the word processor and type, say, a line and then want to highlight the line for whatever reason. When I place my cursor at one end of the line, left click and hold, then try to move the cursor over the text to be highlighted it will hardly ever perform this function correctly.

Sometimes it will highlight part of the line, then stop highlighting. But the cursor continues to move and if I don't move the cursor back over the highlighted portion of the line the highlighted portion of the line gets moved to wherever I lift my finger off of the mouse.

Sometimes it won't even try to highlight anything, sometimes it will highlight the line above or below the line I am trying to highlight even though the cursor is on the line I wish to highlight.


But on the other computer I don't have any of these problems. Same identical computer.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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15 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I have that program on my comp also, and it works fine.
On the problem comp. I would uninstall and reinstall.
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16 Sep 2013   #3

 
 
Works 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
I have that program on my comp also, and it works fine.
On the problem comp. I would uninstall and reinstall.

Ok, I will try that. Thanks.
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16 Sep 2013   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kemperhills View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
I have that program on my comp also, and it works fine.
On the problem comp. I would uninstall and reinstall.

Ok, I will try that. Thanks.
Well, I reinstalled Works 9 and it didn't help any.
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16 Sep 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm running Works 7 (only for Picture it) and it runs fine on my two Win 7 machines. Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?
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16 Sep 2013   #6

 
 

[QUOTE=Lady Fitzgerald;2534073]I'm running Works 7 (only for Picture it) and it runs fine on my two Win 7 machines. Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?[/QUO


But why would it work perfectly on an identical computer.
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16 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kemperhills View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm running Works 7 (only for Picture it) and it runs fine on my two Win 7 machines. Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?

Ok, but how does one do that?

You can only do that if you are running Windows 7 Pro.
Go to start>right click>properties>compatibility.
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16 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

You can also use this method ( if you have Pro):

Start>right click All programs >All users > programs> go to Microsoft works and click "Compatibility.


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16 Sep 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kemperhills View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm running Works 7 (only for Picture it) and it runs fine on my two Win 7 machines. Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?

Ok, but how does one do that?

You can only do that if you are running Windows 7 Pro.
Go to start>right click>properties>compatibility.
Actually, you can do that in Ultimate and Home Premium. I have one machine running Ultimate and one running Home Premium and both run at least program in compatibility mode.
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16 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Guess I was thinking about a different program - sometimes they run together.

Anyway, when I installed this on my comp, I set it to run in XP service pack 3.
Maybe that will help the OP.
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