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Windows 7: re-installing ancient software

30 Mar 2010   #31
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerryinNC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
I have many PCs here, and after installing I copied the install folder (C:\FORD in my case) to a flash drive for testing... that's what made me look at the shortcut for the app. The shortcut that the manuals install places on the desktop is C:\FORD\PUBS\PROGRAMS\VIEW16.EXE

So, perhaps our thinking is reversed... it seems that the installer is a 32 bit but the actual app for viewing the electronic manuals is a 16 bit. I have copied the FORD directory over to my Win7 32bit lappy and it works fine. I cannot get the manual to work on any 64 bit OS, it gives the same earlier bit version error.
So why do you think they would need to build a 32 bit version of the installer and a set of 32 bit dll's if they are going to load a 16 bit program?

Notice there is no VIEW16.EXE on the CD. The installer must load something and rename it - maybe itself? I know almost nothing about this stuff, but I've been expecting the install to produce a VIEW32.EXE. Did you try installing it to your 32 bit laptop directly?
No need to I have confirmed on each virtual machine that I've installed it on that it is the same 16 bit viewer! So it will never run in a 64bit OS!


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31 Mar 2010   #32
TerryinNC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
No need to I have confirmed on each virtual machine that I've installed it on that it is the same 16 bit viewer! So it will never run in a 64bit OS!
Thanks. Guess I'll give up on 7 and just run it on the wife's Mac.
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31 Mar 2010   #33
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

...using Codeweaver's crossover?
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01 Apr 2010   #34
TerryinNC

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
...using Codeweaver's crossover?
No. She has XP for her dual boot and Bootcamp. XP can load/handle this relic: Windows 7 can't.
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01 Apr 2010   #35
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerryinNC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
...using Codeweaver's crossover?
No. She has XP for her dual boot and Bootcamp. XP can load/handle this relic: Windows 7 can't.
Win7 32bit can!
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