I've had my computer upgraded and want to reload my Corel Gallery Magic and although everything seems to download perfectly, after restarting my computer I cannot access it at all. I've had it a long time and don't know if it's too old but it worked well on Windows XP before.
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The reason is that a 64 bit machine will have to have a 64 bit operating system and 64 bit programs running on it. Windows 95 and all programs written for it were 32 bit. Hence they will not run on a 64 bit Win7. Therefore the Windows 95 program is of no use to you. However is you find a machine with Windows Vista 32 bits or XP, then it will run no doubts.
I had a similar problem with Coreldraw 8. I used it successfully for years and loved it on varoius version of Windows, currently XP. I installed Coreldraw 12 and still had Corel 8 on the computer.
Now the problem: Corel 8 and Corel 12 could not open the Corel 8 clipart disk #2, only just down to the folder level. When I right clicked on the Corel 8 disk #2 clipart folder and checked the Path Properties it gave me a path other than the correct clipart disk location (in my case it should have read E:) BUT it was some weird location like MNfisherman referenced above and read: C:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\Documents\Corel.! What the?! I knew the path should have read E: to access the clipart since the clipart was on the disk and in my CD tray, so I uninstalled Corel 12 thinking that was the problem since 8 had worked fine, then checked the clipart CD again but still no luck.
I then uinstalled Corel 8, so now I had no Corel program on hard drive. I put the Corel 8 clipart disk #2 in the computer knowing it would not open the clips but just to see if I could get beyond the folder level to see if the clipart files were there and yes I could. (I could only read the names of the files at this point because no Corel on computer) So I only reinstalled Coreldraw 12 figuring the later version would open the older version clipart and Success! It worked. I think my problem had something to do with the Corel 8 MF indexer, but I'm not sure. I had a red semi circle (like the Corel Set Up Semi circle) on all of the clipart folders instead of the regular yellowish fold so thats why I think it had something to do with indexer or other type of setup conflict). Now all of my clipart folders appear normal being the regular yellowish color folder. I suggest using a clean slate by unistalling all versions(Makesure you shut down the computer after each uninstall to get ridof all of the componentsof the program and then restart the computer) and then only reinstall the newest version. Hope this helps. Good Luck
Start "Help" within Vista.
Search for "Compatibility Wizard".
Launch this wizard.
Tell it that you have a "Windows XP" application that you want to install.
Point the wizard to the CD-ROM containing the software.
Install the software.
Now, when the software runs, Vista will create a "virtual XP" system, that will run the XP-only software.
Assuming it installed correctly from the disk/s...You can go to the directory where the program resides, usually c:/program files/ <program name>
Find the program directory and look for the main program executable or startup program. Right click on it and select the tab for compatibility, then check the box for run this program to run in compatibility mode for windows xp sp2. That may work for you.