Windows 10: Random House Websters Dictionary

  1.    23 Aug 2015 #1

    Random House Websters Dictionary


    I have a RH Websters Unabridged Dictionary from 1999 for which I haven't found a replacement. It ran fine with Windows 7 and worked with a minor problem in Windows 8.1. Now, if it's on a machine when Windows 10 is installed it works fine. But, the .exe program to install simply won't run. I'm tried the compatibility options and that didn't help.

    I would appreciate suggestions on getting it to run or alternative unabridged dictionaries for Windows 10.
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  2.    31 Jan 2016 #2

    I have the same problem with my Random House Dictionary and Windows 10


    Can you tell me, if you were able to solve the problem? Thank you.
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  3.    31 Jan 2016 #3

    I'm not sure they even visit this forum anymore. Their last activity was in Oct. 2015. If your trying to install a older program it may not work in Windows 10. Are you using the 32bit or 64bit version of Windows 10?
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  4.    31 Jan 2016 #4

    This might shed some light on what your trying to do. Run an old program on a new PC | PCWorld
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  5.    31 Jan 2016 #5

    32bit version


    Winuser said: View Post
    I'm not sure they even visit this forum anymore. Their last activity was in Oct. 2015. If your trying to install a older program it may not work in Windows 10. Are you using the 32bit or 64bit version of Windows 10?
    Thank you. I am using the 32bit version of Windows 10. The message that pops up when I start Random House dictionary is: Rhudwin caused a general protection fault in Module H5KRNL16.DLL at000B:E28E.

    However I can run the dictionary in my administrator account in Windows 10, but not on my standard account, even if I start the dictionary there in administrative mode.

    Thank you.
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  6.    31 Jan 2016 #6

    Sounds like a permission problem. Have you tried running it with administrator privilege and compatibility mode for a earlier version of Windows?
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       31 Jan 2016 #7

    I just tried to install the same program on my 64-bit Win10 and it does nothing, no error messages so I tried it on my 64-bit Win7 and it worked the second try. The first try on my Win7 failed because I have the 64-bit version of Office 2010/Word 14 and it wouldn't do the add-in/interface. For the second try I left off that add-in and it went perfectly.

    Added: Just fired up my 32-bit Win10 and RHWUD installed perfectly. Didn't use Compatibility or Run as Administrator.
    Last edited by Berton; 31 Jan 2016 at 18:29.
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  8.    01 Feb 2016 #8

    Berton said: View Post
    I just tried to install the same program on my 64-bit Win10 and it does nothing, no error messages so I tried it on my 64-bit Win7 and it worked the second try. The first try on my Win7 failed because I have the 64-bit version of Office 2010/Word 14 and it wouldn't do the add-in/interface. For the second try I left off that add-in and it went perfectly.

    Added: Just fired up my 32-bit Win10 and RHWUD installed perfectly. Didn't use Compatibility or Run as Administrator.
    Thank you Patrickt and Winuser,

    I tried running it with administrator privilege and compatibility mode for an earlier version of Windows, but always the same message pops up and it doesn't run. Is there any way I can have access to adminstrator privilege mode from my standard mode (again, strangely enough, when I start from adminstrative account right at the beginning, the Random runs without any problems, but if I start from my standard account [which I prefer] whether with administrator privilege or compatibility mode for Windows 7 or XP) ist doesn' budge.
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