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It might not work if you don't have the correct drivers for it. You could try re-installing it. Or you can contact the makers:

Broderbund... • Answered on Oct 28, 2019

You might have to export your settings/files then re-import them back into your new program.

Broderbund 3D... • Answered on Oct 14, 2019

contact the american bar association where you live.

Broderbund... • Answered on Sep 27, 2019

well you know what Mavis is like ( a temperamental ole bird at the best of times, but don't say l said that ok ) Anyway it's not compatible with vista windows 7, you'll have to git with the times and git windows 10 if ya wanna run it as there are no patches. Sorry fer the bad news..

Broderbund Mavis... • Answered on Sep 23, 2019

Every typing software will b compatible with windows 7

Broderbund Mavis... • Answered on Sep 23, 2019

Go to your start up menu. Click Control Panel. Click Programs. Click Uninstall a program. Scroll down to Mavis Beacon Typing. Select Uninstall. Your Windows system may ask you" do you want to continue" click yes. Remove any unwanted or outdated programs this way. Don't bog down your system with programs you don't use. They take up valuable space. Be blesed..

Broderbund Mavis... • Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Mavis Beacon teaches typing ver 17 is available as 16 is outdated.
Click on the link Mavis beacon to open the webpage to download it for free.

Mavis Deacon download

Broderbund Mavis... • Answered on Sep 23, 2019

You can use the Add/Remove program feature include in Windows for this.
1. Start>Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features 2. Find Homework Helper in the list of programs and right click it>click Uninstall/Change 3. Follow the wizard through and you program should be removed.

Broderbund... • Answered on Sep 13, 2019

The Windows® Vista Program Compatibility Wizard can allow older programs that were not designed for use with Windows® Vista to run on Windows® Vista.

The Program Compatibility Wizard prompts you to test the program in different modes (environments) and with various settings. For example, if the program was originally designed to run on Windows® XP, set the compatibility mode to Windows® XP and try running the program again. If successful, the program will start in that mode each time. The wizard also allows the use of different settings, such as switching the display to 256 colors and the screen resolution to 640 x 480 pixels.

To run the Program Compatibility Wizard, complete the steps below:
  1. Close all programs and windows and return to the desktop.
  2. Click the Start button on the Windows® taskbar. The Start Menu will appear.
  3. Click on Control Panel. The Control Panel window will appear.
  4. Click on Programs. Additional program options will display.
  5. In the Programs and Features section click the link Use An Older Program With This Version of Windows. The Program Compatibility Wizard will launch.
  6. Click Next to Continue.
  7. Click the “I want to choose from a list of programs” radio button and click Next. A list of programs will display.
  8. Select the program that is to run in a Compatibility Mode and click Next to continue. A list of Compatibility Modes will display.
  9. Click the radio button next to the desired Compatibility Mode and click Next. A list of display settings will display.

    NOTE: These display settings are not available options in Windows® Vista. They are only available when running a program in Program Compatibility Mode. The only reason to choose either of these settings is if you are experiencing difficulty installing or running an older application designed to run in Windows® 95, Windows® ME or Windows® 98. If all options remain unchecked, then the current Colors and Screen Resolution settings will not be altered.

    By default, Windows® Vista uses visual themes that may change the appearance or behavior of other programs, especially those games or educational programs that include intensive graphics and animation. To prevent the visual themes from affecting these programs, check Disable Visual Themes.

  10. Choose the desired display settings and click Next to continue. Administrator privilege options will display.
  11. Choose the desired administrator privilege setting and click Next to continue. A Test Your Compatibility Settings window will display.
  12. Verify that the settings are correct. And click Next to continue.

    NOTE: If the settings are not correct, click the Back button to return to the previous screen (or screens) and make the necessary changes.

  13. With the correct settings selected and showing in the "Test Your Compatibility Settings" window, click Next. The selected program will launch.
  14. Run the program to test the settings.
  15. After testing the settings, or close the program to return to the Program Compatibility Wizard.

    NOTE: After the program is closed, a window with the question "Did the program work correctly?" will appear. The "Yes. Set this program to always use these compatibility settings" will be selected.

  16. If the program functioned properly using the compatibility mode that was selected above click Next. The Program Compatibility Data window will open.

    NOTE: If the program did not function correctly, click "No, try different compatibility settings" and complete the Wizard. After completing the wizard, try the program again.

  17. Choose Yes or Now and click Next to continue. The Completing the Program Compatibility Wizard window will appear. Click Finish to close the window.
  18. Launch and use the program.
NOTE: If you have questions regarding the Program Compatibility Wizard or Windows® Vista (or both), contact Microsoft®, or go to for additional information.

Broderbund... • Answered on Jun 14, 2019

No, no upgrades: they only issue new versions. But you can get it for the price of an upgrade from here

Broderbund... • Answered on Mar 03, 2019

no because drivers is in every windows some will work and some want.

Broderbund 3D... • Answered on Oct 17, 2018

Hello, I had the same issue, I found this article It pretty much says that your regional setting is not set to English United States. Changing that will resolve the issue. Under Control Panel > Regional Settings.

Broderbund... • Answered on Oct 02, 2018

ok try doing a compatibility check . that may help to resolve the initializing of the drivers. to do that you go to the program right click on it . go to proporties .
there you will see compatibility if you are using xp and newer . check the system requirements on the game and see if a faster card is needed . check your system information by clicking start then all programs then ascessories then click system tools then click system information .
you can also check to see if there is a earlier version of the game that would be more compatible to your system.

Broderbund Mavis... • Answered on Sep 14, 2018

I would buy another hard drive and mirror the hard drives. Then transfer the new hard drive to your computer. Mirroring will copy everything to the new drive

Broderbund... • Answered on Feb 24, 2018

Are you using Windows 10? If so, this may be your problem: If your OS isn't Windows 10 and this isn't the problem, please post again with your OS.

Broderbund... • Answered on Feb 18, 2018

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