Microsoft Greetings 2001, Card making programme


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Mick

Hi all,
When using Windows XP, I had Microsoft Greetings 2001 installed, but
alas the programme would not install in Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I bought "all in one Print Studio" which did install but is not so
effective with greeting cards
Is there anyone here into making personalised greeting cards, that could
suggest a better programme please?

And know why Microsoft have not bought a version of their card making
software to suite Windows 7?

Thanks for reading,
Mick.
 
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Paul

Mick said:
Hi all,
When using Windows XP, I had Microsoft Greetings 2001 installed,
but alas the programme would not install in Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I bought "all in one Print Studio" which did install but is not so
effective with greeting cards
Is there anyone here into making personalised greeting cards, that could
suggest a better programme please?

And know why Microsoft have not bought a version of their card making
software to suite Windows 7?

Thanks for reading,
Mick.
It's possible the software was written by Hallmark, and Microsoft
only stamps their name on it and takes a piece of the action.

There's an example of another effort here. You're bound to find
something that runs on Windows 7. Even if the customer reviews
aren't too kind to the product.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006264YCG/ref=asc_df_B006264YCG2115720?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-1607-86-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395097&creativeASIN=B006264YCG

The program from 2001 might not be installing, because it uses
a 16 bit installer. Rather than the actual application itself
being defective. It could just be the installer that's a problem.

To test that, try your test install of Windows 8 and see if the
2001 software loads in that. This is an "only if you're bored"
kind of experiment. It's possible Windows 8 does this better
than Windows 7. Not that this is what you really want to hear.

http://www.techbitnbyte.com/16-bit-applications-are-now-supported-in-windows-8/

Paul
 
K

KCB

Mick said:
Hi all,
When using Windows XP, I had Microsoft Greetings 2001 installed,
but alas the programme would not install in Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I bought "all in one Print Studio" which did install but is not so
effective with greeting cards
Is there anyone here into making personalised greeting cards, that could
suggest a better programme please?

And know why Microsoft have not bought a version of their card making
software to suite Windows 7?

Thanks for reading,
Mick.
Since you have Win7 Pro 64, then you also have XP Mode. Why don't you
install it there, and continue using it?
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

Since you have Win7 Pro 64, then you also have XP Mode. Why don't you
install it there, and continue using it?
XP Mode is not present by default, but it is a free download from
Microsoft for owners of 7 Pro.
 
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Robin Bignall

XP Mode is not present by default, but it is a free download from
Microsoft for owners of 7 Pro.
Where are such downloads to be found? I have everything optional that I
need from Windows Update, and it's not one of those. Or is it in
Ultimate and I haven't noticed it?
 
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Joe Morris

Where are such downloads to be found? I have everything optional that I
need from Windows Update, and it's not one of those. Or is it in
Ultimate and I haven't noticed it?
It's not built into any of the Windows distributions, nor (unless something
has changed) is it offered via Windows Update. You need to download both
the Virtual PC engine and the (fully-licensed) Windows XP image.

Open a browser to Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) and in that window search
for "XP Mode". Ignoring the ad at the top of the page for the $15 upgrade
from a new Win7 to Win8, the first item listed is the main page from which
you'll be given screens to download both pieces. You'll need to do this
from a machine that's running Pro, Ultimate, or Enterprise, either 32-bit or
64-bit.

Joe
 
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Robin Bignall

It's not built into any of the Windows distributions, nor (unless something
has changed) is it offered via Windows Update. You need to download both
the Virtual PC engine and the (fully-licensed) Windows XP image.

Open a browser to Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) and in that window search
for "XP Mode". Ignoring the ad at the top of the page for the $15 upgrade
from a new Win7 to Win8, the first item listed is the main page from which
you'll be given screens to download both pieces. You'll need to do this
from a machine that's running Pro, Ultimate, or Enterprise, either 32-bit or
64-bit.
Thanks Joe.
 

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