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Printing CreataCard Platinum 7 with Vista

I just downloaded Vista after using Windows XP for years. I can no longer print cards in Platinum 7 which was designed for windows 98, 2000, and XP. Are there any updates for the software?
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If there are they will be on their website, but i'm going to say you've probably made that software useless and will have to buy a new program

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I'm not sure if there are any updates, you've told me the solution in your question. Well sort of.

When people ran 98, 2000, and XP, the operating system would run the program in a virtual machine outside of the operating system.

Vista has a problem with older programs. Go to the help portion of Windows Vista and look for how to enable compatibility mode for older programs.

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Did you attempt to rerun the install disk?

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I run win7Pro & AG CreataCard Platinum 8 will not install..is my favorite card making program for family & friends, any help appreciated.


CreataCard Platinum 8 was written for XP and older versions of Windows. Changes in the OS make it difficult/impossible to install.

Do you have the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of Win7Pro? Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System. If the title reads Windows 7 Professional x64, it's the 64-bit version. (If it doesn't end with the x64, you have the 32-bit version.)

In any case, the best option is to try running an older version of Windows on another machine, a dual boot system or a virtual computer. With the Pro version of Win7, you can run a virtual XP for free (if your hardware can support it). Download and install Virtual PC and the XP mode package from Microsoft. (You'll need to set aside some memory for the virtual PC to run.) Then install CreataCard when running XP mode as if this is your only computer.

The only real problem is that you will not be able to have hardware installed on the virtual XP and the Windows 7 real machine at the same time. (So you can't share a printer.) Also, to share files between the two "systems", you will need to save them to external media (flash drive or optical disc, for example). Your motherboard and CPU need to support Virtualization. You have to turn this on in your BIOS on some systems. (Press Esc, F1, F2 or F10 repeatedly depending on your system right after turning on the system. If you miss the timing, shut down the computer and then retry.)

Other virtualization programs are Parallels and VMWare. However, with those programs and the other possible options for running CreataCard, you need a licensed version of the older version of Windows.

If you have the 32-bit version of Windows, you can try the Compatibility Mode. (Right click on the installer and choose Properties. Then click on the Compatibility tab and select Run the program as compatible with an older version of Windows. Apply the changes and click OK. Then right click on the installer again and choose Run As Administrator.) You may have to repeat this on the program icon after installing. However, the compatibility mode doesn't always work even if you have the 32-bit OS (and thus don't need the signed driver).

An alternative is to upgrade your software to one that is Win7 compatible. I'm not sure which of these Broderbund design and print products are most similar to CreataCard: http://www.broderbund.com/c-6-design-print.aspx . However, you will probably not be able to open old documents.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(XP mode is available with Win7Pro and Ultimate. At my house, we have two computers with Win7Pro with one running XP mode. At least once, the virtualization was turned off during a BIOS update and XP mode failed until the setting was corrected.)

Dec 24, 2011 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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I have creatacard gold 4 that will not load with windows7 onto a new HP Pavilion computer. I tried the compatabiliy modes and still it will not load . the trouble shooting program says that it is...


Dear,
Your HP computer may be new, but your programs must be compatible with your operating system. If your Creatacard is older, the compatibility most likely stops with Windows Vista. Windows 7 is like a "brand new day". Read the label on your CD. It will tell you which systems it will work on. I had Windows 98 and Windows Millenium. When I upgraded to Windows XP my "create" CD's no longer worked.
Try downloading Avery cards. Be blessed.

Mar 13, 2010 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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Problems w/American Greeting Creatacard Plus on 64 bit Compaq computer w/Windows 7. Are there any drivers or anything that will make this computer work on this new system.


Windows 7 shares alot of the atributes of windows Vista,try that driver.
System Requirements
  • Platform: Windows 98 / XP / Me / 2000
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
See more system requirements Product Features
  • Windows 98/2000/Me; 200 MHz Pentium or compatible; 64 MB RAM; Windows XP; 300 MHz Pentium processor or faster 128 MB RAM; Minimum 427 MB hard disk space; 800x600 display, 16-bit color;
  • Windows compatible mouse; Windows compatible sound card and speakers; Windows compatible printer (monochrome or color); Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • 33.6 Kbps modem or faster and Internet service provider account required for Internet access, online graphics, online projects, and animated greetings
  • Encore/ RiverDeep
  • PC
This is system requirements "above" Vista and Win 7 are not supported.You would have to contact them for support.Sorry.

Jan 23, 2010 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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My Creatacard Gold does not work with Windows 7. It worked with Vista and Windows XP.


my creatacard gold c.d dose not work on my new laptop which is window 7 can you help

Dec 08, 2009 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium. I have Am. Greetigs CreataCard Platinum 7. Does this not work with my OS? It seems to be "preparing for installation" a long time with no luck to run the program....


Start the "Windows Compatibility Wizard".
Select that you want to install a "Windows XP Application".
Point to the CD-ROM containing the software.
Install it by selecting the 'setup.exe' file.

Nov 14, 2009 | Broderbund American Greetings CreataCard...

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CreatACard Platinum 7 won't install on Vista Home Premium


If this is a new install from a new purchase, always give the manufacturer a call because they should know what it is compatable with and walk you thru most common problems.

Aug 23, 2009 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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I am getting a laptop computer. I have CreataCard Platinum 8


Vista has been a problem since it was introduced. Essentially Microsoft released it without ensureing driver were available for existing software and hardware. Some manufacturers have been making efforts to get Vista compatible Drivers available. Check the software websites for updated drivers.

Feb 20, 2009 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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Creatacard Platinmum 6 won't work with Windows Vista.


CreataCard Platinum 6 is designed to be used with Windows 95/98/2000/Me or NT 4 and XP, therefore in order to run it in Vista I'd suggest to run your program using Compatinity Mode --> Go to your Desktop --> Right click on the program icon--> Properties-->Compatibility--> select one of the versions above

Nov 12, 2008 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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CreataCard 8 Platinum 8 DVD


Hello,
It looks as though American Greetings has discontinued CreataCard which means they shut down the online content. There is no solution as American Greetings no longer supports the product.

The program is not compatible with Windows Vista.

Sorry for the bad news. Your English is just fine!
-WN

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