1.    02 Jul 2017 #1
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    An old programs caused me days of grief


    I don't know where else to share this but perhaps I can save others grief.

    For a long time I was using Magellan Explorer, all the way back to XP and perhaps earlier. However, DO NOT INSTALL IT IN WINDOWS 10. It will corrupt the operating system, disable the Start Button and cause a few other things.

    I've spent several days trying to fix the problem(s) and re-installing Windows 10 both over-writing everything or trying to save programs and/or data.

    You get too comfortable using a program like Magellan Explorer but this is a time to give it up. There are alternatives, Google it and you'll find some.
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  2.    02 Jul 2017 #2
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    I was given an old Magellan and never got it to work right, think that was one 32-bit program that simply wouldn't work on 64-bit Windows.
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  3.    02 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I was given an old Magellan and never got it to work right, think that was one 32-bit program that simply wouldn't work on 64-bit Windows.
    It is a 32-bit program. Doing some digging I've found other of my well-known-and-loved programs can be updated to a 64-bit version, which I'm slowly doing.

    It isn't so bad if it just doesn't "work right" but it's very bad when it cause additional harm.

    Closely related: the programs that evaluate for Windows 10 compatibility only evaluate the "install.exe" file or whatever the installation file is called. It doesn't evaluate the internal program itself, so this test can be misleading.
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  4.    02 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by kastigar View Post
    Closely related: the programs that evaluate for Windows 10 compatibility only evaluate the "install.exe" file or whatever the installation file is called. It doesn't evaluate the internal program itself, so this test can be misleading.
    In that light I can relate that I have a library book cataloging program I got several years ago for our church that simply won't install on 64-bit Windows. However, in rehabbing a Win7 32-bit computer I tried it and it worked so I 'dissected' the individual files and found a second setup routine that would install on 64-bit, have kept it for future need.
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