Installing Rhino 3 (Rhinoceros 3) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing your Rhino 3 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.13 or newer
  2. Copy your entire Rhino 3 CD to c:\CDs\Rhino3
  3. Start the Reviver tool
    1. Select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the path to the copy of your Rhino CD on your hard drive e.g c:\CDs\Rhino3
    3. Click the “Fix and Run Old Installer” button
      1. Don’t select the “Disable Windows 64bit Device Driver Signing Verification” check box
      2. Read and understand all messages that appear and click OK
      3. d. Now the Rhino 3 setup should start as normal, read the next step before continuing
  4. Once in the Rhino setup, install as normal, except
    1. When prompted for the installation path c:\Program Files (x86)\Rhinoceros 3.0, change it to c:\Rhino3
    2. NOTE: You may have to create the folder by hand using Windows Explorer
    3. Now finish the install
    4. Completely close the setup application
  5. Next, before running Rhino 3
    1. Go back to the Reviver tool
    2. Pick the 2nd tab named “Old Program Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, select the newly installed c:\Rhino3 path
    4. Click the “Fix Old Program” button
      1. When prompted “Do you want me to re-register your Program’s components?”, say no
  6. Now you can happily run your Rhino 3 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!

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Installing CSG V3 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having problems installing your  CSG V3 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit with errors like…

Unsupported 16-bit Application - the program or feature cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of WIndows

Unsupported 16-bit Application – the program or feature cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of WIndows

…then read on…

Installing your CSG V3 for AutoCAD R14 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Unzip the contents of this zip file CSG Editor V3 for R14 into C:\InstallDisks\CSGR14
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver
    1. Select the path to C:\InstallDisks\CSGR14
    2. Select the ‘Run As” option to Windows 2000
    3. Next, click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button.
    4. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your CSG setup.exe program to appear.
  4. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
    1. If your CSG setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
    2. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder input dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to your existing AutoCAD R14 folder – install to c:\acadR14 (not c:\Program Files\CSG as usually prompted)**
    3. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
      1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed, start AutoCAD R14
    1. If CSG doesn’t startup automaticaly, run the APPLOAD command, navigate to c:\acadR14 and load the CSG3.arx
  6. Now you can happily run your CSG V3 in AutoCAD R14 running on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit
Troubleshooting:
  • If your CSG V3 setup is not starting after 45 minutes, try rebooting, then restart the steps above.
    • If it is still failing, most likely it’s because of another application on your system which is preventing our setup routine from starting (perhaps anti-virus, or similar) – try installing CSG from Windows Safe Mode

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Installing Qualcomm Eudora 7.1 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

If you are having problems installing your Qualcomm Eudora 7.1 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit with errors like…

“Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product Eudora Project.  The Windows Installer cannot continue”

…then read on…

Installing your Eudora 7.1 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Copy your Eudora_7.1.<version>.exe setup program to a folder on your hard drive, say C:\InstallDisks\Eudora
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver
    1. Select the path to C:\InstallDisks\Eudora
    2. Select the ‘Run As” option to Windows 2000
    3. Next, click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
    4. Once the process is complete, using Windows Explorer, double click the C:\InstallDisks\Eudora\Eudora_7.1.<version>.exe to install as normal
  4. Once installed, and before running the application…
    1. Go back to the Reviver application, select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver
    2. Pick the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\Eudora then then click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
  5. Now you can happily run your Eudora!

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Installing DrafixCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

If you are having problems installing your DrafixCAD on your new PC, like you are unable to run the setup.exe as shown below, then read on…

Windows 16bit setup error - This app can't run on your PC

Windows 16bit setup error – This app can’t run on your PC

Installing your DrafixCAD on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Copy your entire Drafix CAD CD to a folder on your hard drive, say C:\DrafixCAD\CD
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    1. Next, Select the path to C:\DrafixCAD\CD, once selected, hit the ‘Fix Old Installer‘ button.
    2. Once revived, the Reviver will force the setup.exe to start up. It may take up to 5 or 10 minutes to start, so go and make some coffee!
  4. When the DrafixCAD setup appears, Install as normal, but make sure:
    1. Don’t install to C:\Program Files (x86), instead, make sure you select a path like C:\Apps\DrafixCAD
    2. Don’t reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Once installed, before running the application, select the 2rd tab in the Reviver tool and then select the path C:\Apps\DrafixCAD, then click the ‘Fix Old Program‘ button.
  6. Now you can happily run your DrafixCAD!

Troubleshooting

  • NOTE: DrafixCAD 3.0 is not currently supported on 64bit Windows, you will need 32bit Windows.

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Installing Adobe Illustrator 10 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Most likely, the reason you found this page is because your Adobe Illustrator 10 Autoplay does nothing when you click the “Adobe Illustrator 10” install button…

Adobe Illustrator 10 button does nothing when clicked

Adobe Illustrator 10 button does nothing when clicked

…the good news is, that it can be solved!

Installing your Adobe Illustrator 10 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Illustrator 10 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Illustrator10
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Illustrator10\Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3 folder
    1. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. Once your Adobe Illustrator 10 setup screen appears, install as normal except:
    1. As shown just below, when you arrive at the install to ‘Destination Folder” – it is vitally important that you install to c:\adobe\illustrator 10 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Illustrator 10.0.3 as normally prompted)

      Adobe Illustrator 10 select folder

      Adobe Illustrator 10 select folder

    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Now Illustrator is installed. In the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\adobe\illustrator 10 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program’
    1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  6. Now you can happily run your Adobe Illustrator 10 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit!

Troubleshooting:

  • If your setup is not appearing within 1 hour, reboot into Safe Mode and try the same process as above again.
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Installing Adobe Photoshop 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 6.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 6 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop6
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, then using the ‘…’ button pick the  c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop6 folder
    1. Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
    3. You will need to wait up to 45 minutes before seeing the Adobe Photoshop 6.0 setup screen appear, be patient!
      1. If you have waited 90 minutes and nothing has appeared, reboot into Safe Mode and try this same process again.
  4. Once your Adobe Photoshop 6.0 setup screen appears, install as normal except:
    1. When you arrive at the install to ‘Destination Folder” – it is vitally important that you install to c:\adobe\photoshop6 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0 as normally prompted)
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  5. Now Photoshop is installed. In the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\adobe\photoshop6 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program’
    1. Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  6. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit!

Installing the Photoshop 7 Upgrade

If you have a Adobe Photoshop 7 Upgrade CD, simply follow the same instructions as detailed here – Installing Adobe Photoshop 7 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Troubleshooting:
  • If your setup is not appearing within 1 hour, reboot into Safe Mode and try the same process as above again.
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Installing Adobe Photoshop 7 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 7.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.0 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 7.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop7
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop7 folder
    1. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. You should soon see the “Adobe Photoshop 7.0” setup splash screen with another window in the bottom right saying “Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Setup is preparing the Installshield(R) Wizard which will guide you through the rest of the setup process. Please wait“.

    Adobe Photoshop 7 Splash on Windows 10

    Adobe Photoshop 7 Splash on Windows 10

  5. You will see 99% displayed for a while, then both images will disappear – Important! Be patient – the Longbow Reviver is busy working out your Photoshop 7 install, it will sayWaiting for your installation to finish..” – you must wait for the Reviver tool to say  “Your installer finished! Now fix the installed files using the ‘Old Program Reviver’ tab
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  6. Now Photoshop is installed. In the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0 folder and click ‘Fix Old Program’
  7. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 7.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit!
Troubleshooting:
  • If when you start Adobe Photoshop 7 it complains that “…the scratch disk is full” it’s because your hard drive is very big – try uninstalling, then reinstalling onto a USB thumbnail drive, preferably below 2GB in size.
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
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Installing Mathcad 2000 Pro on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

If you are having trouble installing Parametric Technology Corporation’s Mathcad 2000 Pro with “This app cannot run on your PC” then read on…

 

Installing your PTC Mathcad 2000 Pro on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need V3.51 or newer
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Mathcad 2000 Pro install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Mathcad 2000 Pro
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, using the “…’ button, select the c:\InstallCDs\Mathcad 2000 Pro. At this point, the Reviver tool should display a message telling you that setup.exe was found, if so…
    1. Click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. You will now see the Mathcad 2000 main setup dialog appear, simply click the Install Mathcad 2000 Professional button as normal…
    1. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your full Mathcad 2000 Professional setup.exe program to appear, here’s what you should expect to see…
      1. expect to see a small setup window (in addition to the main setup window) immediately appear, then after completing 100%, disappear – please just wait. If you are curious, in your Windows Task Manager a process called _INS5175._MP is busy working….
      2. Once the Mathcad 2000 Professional setup application finally displays all in Blue, stop and read the next step
  5. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, make sure you update the entry from c:\…\Mathcad 2000 Professional to c:\Mathcad2000 
  6. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
    1. For this install, we did not register
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once Mathcad 2000 Professional is installed, quit the setup, go back to the Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\Mathcad2000 folder and click Fix Old Program
    1. Say “Yes” if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
  8. Now you can happily run your Mathcad 2000 Professional on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit!
Troubleshooting:
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Installing Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This post solves all issues related to installing Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and/or Windows 8.1 both 64bit and 32bit…

…including the Autoplay application where it simply does nothing…

Adobe Photoshop Autoplay options do nothing

Adobe Photoshop Autoplay options do nothing

and/or you are seeing a message appear when running 16bit setup.exe…

This app can't run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher

This app can’t run on your PC. To find a version that runs with your PC check with the publisher.

Installing your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

A quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Adobe Photoshop 5.0 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5 folder. At this point, the Reviver tool will display a message telling you that setup.exe was not found, at this point, select Yes, then pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\AUTOPLAY.EXE
    1. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    2. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. You will see the AUTOPLAY.exe setup appear, but don’t get too excited yet, simply close this tool. Instead, open Windows Explorer and navigate to c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\PHOTOSHP then double click the setup.exe…
    1. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your Adobe Photoshop 5 setup.exe program to appear. Once the Photoshop 5 setup application displays all in Blue, stop and read the next step…
  5. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, make sure you update the entry from .\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 (notice the dot at the beginning) to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 
  6. Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete). Ignore any errors related to not being able to “…create the folder ‘Adobe Photoshop 5′”, you will have to manually create a shortcut on your computer Desktop to your c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photoshp.exe by hand.
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once Photoshop is installed, quit the setup, go back to the Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\Adobe folder and click Fix Old Program.
  8. Finally, create a shortcut on your Desktop which points to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photoshp.exe
  9. Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit!
Troubleshooting:
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Installing Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 both 32bit and 64bit.

For instructions on installing Ulead PhotoImpact 10 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 click here

Installing PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps. NOTE: Be sure to use exactly same folder paths as specified below in order to ensure a clean install.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your PhotoImpact 11 installation CD to c:\PhotoImpact11CD
    1. If your PhotoImpact 11 installation consists of a single file called “Ulead PI 11.exe“, then once you have copied it to c:\PhotoImpact11CD simply rename it to setup.exe
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the first tab “Old Installer Reviver” tab, pick the newly copied c:\PhotoImpact10CD folder, then click the Fix and Run Old Installer button. Once completed, read and understand all messages from the Reviver tool…
  4. Next, your PhotoImpact 11 setup will startup and take you through the normal install process with this exception…
    1. When asked, make sure you install PhotoImpact 11 to c:\Ulead\PhotoImpact11 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Ulead Systems\Ulead PhotoImpact 11)
  5. Once installed, be sure to close the PhotoImpact 11 main setup as the Reviver tool is waiting for it to close before allowing you to move to the next step.
  6. Now go back to the Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver”, pick the newly installed c:\Ulead\PhotoImpact11 folder, then click “Fix Old Program“. If asked “Do you want to me to re-register your Program’s components…”, say No…
  7. Install the PhotoImpact 11 patch from here upi11 patch
  8. Next, start PhotoImpact 11
    1. if a dialog window appears on first launch which appears to hang the system, simply use task manager to End Process PhotoImpact 11 (restarting PhotoImpact 11 will now work)
    2. if the application hangs on first launch, simply use task manager to End Process PhotoImpact 11 (restarting PhotoImpact 11 will now work)
  9. You can now run your Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64bit
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