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Corel draw does not work with windows XP - Corel Draw 8

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  • antonio_tode Sep 12, 2010

    Thank you, but I hade no positive results. Coreldraw-8 file do not open anyway. Please better explain (step-bystep) your proposed solution or try to give me other solutions.



  • antonio_tode Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks, but the steps you suggested are not working, I means no step can be done or completed.

    Maybe is ir important that I clarify that while opening a cdr file 1 windows opens "this is not a valid application od Win 32.



  • antonio_tode Sep 13, 2010

    Thank you. I followed your suggestion and in Properties of Windows Explorer I found 3 options and I choose windows 2000 - which was the latest version available in that box. Well, now the cdr files can be opened, but just when Coreldraw is open, not directly the files from windows explorer.

    I think now the problem can be considered solved. However if you find out another trick to open file directly from windows explorer, this will be appreciated.

    Regards Antonio

  • antonio_tode Sep 13, 2010

    Further to my previous response, now I have discovered the trick for opening cdr files also directly from Windows Explores.

    Anyway thanks for your help.

    The problem is solved.



  • antonio_tode Sep 14, 2010

    100% satisfied.


  • antonio_tode Sep 14, 2010

    Yes, I had a 1000% solution.

    Thanks and regards


  • antonio_tode Sep 15, 2010

    100% satisfaction


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There is some compatibility issue with XP. Either you need to use a higher version or install some patches.

By the way, it is important with the X3 patches that you have your original install disks handy, also install them in order of how they are listed, starting out of order, does not work.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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    taran_2005 Sep 12, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    You need to click on the links that i gave to you.Download and install the files. Once you would install the files, it could solve the problem.

    Let me know,if you need more clarification.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Till i check the files, you could try the below trick :-

    Right mouse click on the CorelDRW.exe file in Windows Explorer, choose
    Properties at the bottom of the dialogue box, Choose the Compatibility
    tab, click the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" , choose the one you want to try from the drop down menu.Don't hold out
    too much hope for this working but it's worth a try if things don't
    work after you have cleaned the machine up thoroughly.

    Let me know the update so that we could proceed.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 14, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Great, that it worked.

    Let me know,if needed any further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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    taran_2005 Sep 14, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    You need to accept my solution.

    Thanks and take care!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 15, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    You are welcome and take care!!

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