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I am attempting to find a patch so that I can run my Webster's New World Dictionary & Thesaurus on Windows Vista. This ran great on XP, and I was told there may be a patch for Vista.

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By the looks of it there is a 6.3 release of the software that is vista compatable.

You can also call their techs at 1-800-696-0514 to find out if this is a update you can aquire.

below is a link to the newer version on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Merriam-Websters-Collegiate-Dictionary-Thesaurus-Deluxe/dp/B000PIFUDY

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