20 Most Recent Broderbund Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe Version 20: Mac/Windows - Page 3 Questions & Answers

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Depending how old the software is that you installed, the download site may no longer exist nor the software supported any longer.
Find out what software you recently installed from the company and go to their website to determine if it still exists and if you are able to download a new version.

Broderbund... | Answered on Sep 12, 2011

Dear craftysuthen,

If you bought the software in 2008, there is a good chance that the link to the certification server may have changed, from what was bundled into the software, to another site.
Below, is their contact information. Please use it to call them and ask for assistance in registering their software.
They have provided a 800 number and three contact links to gain access to their Customer Service and Support.



Broderbund... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011

Hi there,
Are you able to open the software?
What happens when you try to print does it display any error message?
Can you print directly from windows like Word or Excel or just go to a picure right click and print.
When was the last time it worked?
Thanks a lot!

Broderbund... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011

Look on this forum, and try the solutions they provide.


Please rate my solution.

Thank you

Broderbund... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011

Welcome to Fixya. As i check the address that you provide i received the information below. You need to contact their support because you need to provide the order number so that they will provide you a link for download. With your request that you want a disk you can inform them if it is possible. Just click on the contact support link below and provide the mandatory details that is needed. Download Attempts Exceeded

You have exceeded the number of allowed download attempts.

You are allowed 3 download attempts; after 3 download attempts or 90 days the link will expire. If you purchased download insurance, the link will expire after 1 year or 3 download attempts, whichever happens first, from the date of purchase.

If you need to request additional download attempts please contact support with your order number for assistance.

Thank you!

Thanks for using Fixya.

Broderbund... | Answered on May 18, 2011

First thing I would attempt to do is uninstall it and reinstall it and see if that will fix your problem.
Thank you,

Broderbund... | Answered on May 16, 2011

havent you just answered that question by posting a question on here for free?

Broderbund... | Answered on Apr 26, 2011

What version of the typing program do you have? You have a few choices, depending on what OS runs the version you have.

If the program ran under Vista or XP (version 20 lists Vista compatibility), the compatibility mode is likely to work. For this, right click on the installer. Then choose Properties and then the Compatibility tab. Turn on Run program as Compatible with the appropriate OS. Then right click again on the installer and choose Run as Administrator. Then check if the program itself is running in the compatibility mode by right clicking again and choosing Properties.

If the compatibility mode doesn't work (for older versions of the software), you can use a computer (virtual, dual-boot, or true second machine) with an older version of Windows installed. If you have Win7 Pro or Ultimate, you can create a virtual XP computer for free. Download and install Virtual PC and XP mode from Microsoft. Install them in order. Then install the XP software on the virtual computer and it will work. (Other virtual computer programs are Parallels and VMWare.) All of the other options will require a licensed version of the older Windows OS. Please note that the virtual computer can't share files directly with the main computer. You'll need to save files to external or removable media (optical media or flash drive, for example) to share them.

Your final option is to upgrade to the current version. The 25th Anniversary edition runs under Windows 7. Other editions are not listed as compatible at the Broderbund site. You can try the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center for more information on tested software. My ISP is slow to connect to the site.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Broderbund... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011

Printshop version 10 is unfortunately NOT compatible with Windows 7. You will need to upgrade to at least version 23.

Broderbund... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011

The problem your facing is often caused by a damaged disc. I'll outline two solutions for you, the first involves the disc itself.

1.) insert the disc into the drive, close the autorun screen (setup screen)
2.) click start / my computer
3.) right click the disc drive with your disc in it and click open
4.) hold ctrl and press a or click edit select all
5.) hold ctrl and press c or click edit copy
6.) minimize the window
7.) right click on your desk top and create a new folder, (call it anything you want)
8.) double click on the folder to enter it
9.) hold ctrl and press v or click edit paste
10.) all the fies from the disc will be copied to this folder, if completed without any errors, simply double click on the setup / install icon to install the program.

Method 2 if the above fails.

1.) click on this like http://www.filestube.com/5c66b8541a429ddc03e9,g/PrintmasterPro.html
thats an iso image file of the print master 18 disc
2.) download the file
3.) burn it off to a dvd using ultra iso, a trial version will ,do download it here
download it, install it, double click on the printmaster disc, iso file, burn it to a cd
4.) install it as you would but USE THE SERIAL NUMBER AND KEY FROM THE ONE you PURCHASED!. piracy is illegal and fixya does not condone it, but seeing as you already brought it you already have a serial number and key so you dont have to worry. the disc image has a readme file for extra instructions.

Broderbund... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011

The best removal tool is revo uninstaller. (The free one will do the job!) It will check for all links and files and delete them for you. the medium setting is enough for most operations

Broderbund... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011

I would advise you to contact the store you got it from immediately. After all, they sold you a copy you cannot install or activate, which means you're entitled to a refund or at least a replacement copy with a product code included.

Broderbund... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

This software will need to be ran in compatibility mode as it was designed for Windows XP and will not work properly on Vista without running it in compatibility mode. Follow Microsoft's instructions here:

Broderbund... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

Have you updated your McAfee regularly? Also, McAfee may not be enough to detect spywares. I recommend spyware doctor from download.com

Broderbund... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

You will need to contact the company's customer service department for assistance with that. You should be able to go to their website and select customer to get a phone number or live chat.

Broderbund... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011

if you dont know what it will do dont download it

Broderbund... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


That is a very tall order. All the current versions of Windows will not accept 3d Home Architect. And only the older versions will. No one can do anything about it. Sorry about that. Older software is not compatible with current OSs.

Broderbund... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011

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