20 Most Recent ValuSoft MasterCook Deluxe 9.0: Windows Questions & Answers

ValuSoft says that MasterCook 9.0 is only supported in Windows 98-XP. Specifically not Vista compatible. What's wrong with these people? I have Vista and didn't realize until tonight that some of MasterCook doesn't work right. So, buy XP.

ValuSoft... | Answered on Jul 31, 2012

This is definitely a software problem. There is a fix for the issue you are seeing which can be downloaded here:

ValuSoft... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Hi there,
This is definitely a software problem. There is a fix for the issue you are seeing which can be downloaded here:

ValuSoft... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011

This happens when your computer begins to feel tired or have too many programs running. This isn't a big deal. Simply restart your computer, try not having too many programs running, and you should be ok.

ValuSoft... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011

being the same program it should be able to open them ...but sometimes this is not a rule ...(same thing with word files from 2003 in 2007 program ) try to associate the files with the new program and see if it works and open them ..for example ..right click on one of the files and choose properties...after that click change and from the list pick the new program ...If it isnt in the list ..click browse and go to drive C /program files..choose the new program folder and inside click on the execution ...after you make this choice ..click apply ..and ok ..
If the files are visible in this new version it will open them and you will be able to read them ..if they are incompatible it will tell you so ..
In this case the only way to do it is to install the old version in parallel.To avoid conflict ..install the old version in a separate director folder..in another partition ...Just choose to change the director when you install ..and make a folder in the other partition ..name it after the program ..and choose it to install the program into ..when you are done ..make the same thing I already told you to do with this one ...click right on a file ..and properties than change and browse for the old version ..and choose its execution to open the old files..
This way they will work in parallel

ValuSoft... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

Once you upgrade your operating system, some hardwares and some driver will be corrupted. Try to uninstall and reinstall again the program to resolve the problem. Otherwise, you program is not support your new operating system. Check also the OS require for your program. That is why is not good to just upgrade your system.

ValuSoft... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

It's due to a new security patch that Microsoft did. Go to the ValueSoft website for the patch:

You have to download the patch, unzip it into the MasterCook 'program' folder, then launch MasterCook. If you put the patch into the wrong spot (I initially put it just into the MasterCook folder_ it doesn't work, but you can drag and drop it into the right spot.

ValuSoft... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010

Go here on the Value Soft web site:

They have a patch to fix it, thankfully. I just spent about a half an hour with my brain exploding because I was having the same problem you're having! You have to download the patch, unzip it into the 'program' folder of the MasterCook folder, then launch MasterCook. If you don't get the patch unzipped into the right place, it doesn't work. Thankfully, if you put it in the wrong spot (as I did) you can just drag and drop it into the 'program' folder.

ValuSoft... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010

why does mastercook 7 crash when I go to save a recipe in categories?

ValuSoft... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

If you believe it is related to that security update your best bet is to try and roll back to an earlier time - before you applied that update. To do that you will want to go back to a previous restore point on your computer, hopefully they are enabled. They are enabled by default on almost all computers though..

To find out if you can do this I will need to know, what version of Windows are you running? Windows XP, Vista, 7...?

Please let me know and I can walk you through removing that security update or just restoring to a previous date so we can get it working again.

Just reply to my answer here and I will be right back with you...


ValuSoft... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

Not really a solution - just identification of the cause: Windows conflict...


ValuSoft... | Answered on Nov 10, 2010

This is due to some corruption in the program files, it's pretty common. Have you attempted to uninstall the program and reinstall it? Usually this will clear up these kind of errors. To uninstall just go to the CONTROL PANEL on your computer, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or Uninstall a Program depending on what version of Windows you are running. Then find this program on the list and highlight it, then click remove or uninstall. Then load the CD again for the program and install it like it was the first time... Or if you downloaded the program re-download and re-install it.

Let me know if you have already tried this or need further instructions.

Thanks so much, just reply here and I will be right back to you.


ValuSoft... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

If you have the install media (cd or dvd) uninstall it and try a fresh install.
You may get it working by using system restore to turn your pc back to when it last worked.
Start / programs / accessories / system tools / system restore

ValuSoft... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010

Pls copy the installation file you downloaded to a pendrive, then insert it in ur new computer & install...

ValuSoft... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010

Are you getting any errors? If yes, kindly post it in here.

ValuSoft... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

Are you installing as administrator?

you could try:
and type in the following line
regsvr32 "C:Program Files (x86)MasterCook 9ProgramMCWrap.dll"
or wherever the .dll path was
then try reinsalling.

When I installed it, I right clicked on the install file, and clicked RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.

Try reading this:

ValuSoft... | Answered on Sep 19, 2009

I think I have a solution for this. When you are all ready to print your cookbook go back and change the way you want it divided (instead of alphabetical or by title) to a field that you did not use. I didn't put an author on my recipes so I picked author and it comes back and says there is not author but ignor that and start printing. The A, B, C are no longer there. I hope this works for you.

ValuSoft... | Answered on May 30, 2009

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ValuSoft... | Answered on May 09, 2009

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