Recently bought my wife a new HP desktop, with Win 7 64 bit. The computer is great compared to her old computer, and I do mean old! I am considering sending the old one to the Smithsonian it is so old!!
Since she had an old computer, her favorite software packages are also pretty old, and this is the heart of our problems. There is one package that will not run in win 7. Parsons Announcements 5.0 - it comes with a 16 and a 32 bit version on its disk.
I can't even get the 32 bit installer to run in win 7, it give me an error message that this program won't run in this version of windows. So I install XP mode.
I can run the 16 bit version (yuck) on the machine in XP mode, but it will not even start the installer for the 32 bit version.
I have tried all the compatibility settings for both 7 and XP mode. Tried running as administrator in 7 and the account in XP Mode is an administrator account, also tried the actual administrator account in XP mode. In fact in XP mode, the icon won't even display properly for the 32 bit program, like its an unrecoginzed file type, although it is an .exe file.
I made sure the disk is good by firing it up on my XP pro laptop, and all runs just fine. I am stumped, can anyone offer any other advice, or point me to some other resources? I have googled this issue every way I can think of for a week now, and am starting to pull out the little hair I have left!!