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Address Book and Event Reminder


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#1 Hawkeye4

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:10 AM

Used to use Address Book (Broderbund) and Event Reminder (Hallmark) with WinXP and tried installing them on Win7. Seems they don't work in Win7, anyone have some cheap alternatives?

And also seems that the font size is really small on all taskbars and while I'm typing this, any solution to this too?

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:13 AM

You can try Compatibility Mode on those old programs that don't work with Windows 7.

Also: How to Use Small or Large Icons on the Windows 7 Taskbar

Is that what you were looking for? :huh:
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:33 PM

Not sure capability mode works in the upgrade, does it? And the cd's just don't install. Win7 must be stopping it for some reason.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

in the upgrade

What upgrade do you speak of?

Here is how to do it on a CD:

Open the CD in My Computer, right-click the main install file (setup, etc.) and click "Troubleshoot compatibility". If it does not work (my AT&T software will not install in Windows 7 no matter what I try), there aren't many other options. I would recommend XP Mode or a regular virtual machine (the next options for old programs), but with programs like "Address Book" and "Event Reminder", using a virtual machine isn't really feasible.

You might just have to find newer programs that do close to the same thing those do. I know it can be hard to let go of your old programs that work just the way you want, but sometimes that's the price you pay for having a new OS. There are plenty of ways to run old programs if they are incompatible, but like I said, with programs like that, it's not logistically feasible.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 01:39 AM

Went and bought the new version of Hallmark Card Studio for the event reminder and bought some address book thing for my labels. Now let's hope they import the data.

Well, card studio didn't damn it!

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 01:50 PM

Have you checked the manufactures sites for any updates?

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:37 AM

Talked to Microsoft and they said this version (Home Premium) didn't include WinXP mode. Damn! :thumbup2: :huh: :huh:

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:44 AM

No, you cannot run XP Mode using Home Premium. Like I said, you can run a regular virtual machine if you have an unused XP product key, but it wouldn't really be feasible for programs like this. There is no need to run a guest OS (hogging resources) for an Address Book and Event Reminder. You can....it's just inefficient.
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