If you are having problems installing your WordPerfect 6 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
Unfortunately, WordPerfect 6 is a pure 16bit application which means that it cannot be run on 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. However, it can only run on *32bit* Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 using the Longbow Reviver app.
Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here – you need version 4.10 or newer
Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire WordPerfect 6 install CD media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\WordPerfect6
Start the Longbow Reviver tool
select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver“
then using the ‘…’ button pick the c:\InstallCDs\WordPerfect6\INSTPROG folder
Now click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer’ button
Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
Install as normal
Close setup – Do not reboot if prompted to do so
Now WordPerfect 6 is installed
Now go back to the Longbow Reviver app…
select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“
using the ‘…’ button pick the newly installed c:\WPWIN60folder
Set the Run As dropdown to Windows 95
next, click ‘Fix Old Program’
Say ‘No’ if the Reviver tool asks if you want to re-register…
Now you can happily run your WordPerfect 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit (sorry, but not 64bit!)
Your 64bit AutoCAD Civil3d 2013 was never designed to run in Windows 10 (this version of Windows is newer than AutoCAD 2013). In order for your AutoCAD Civil3d 2013 to run as it did in previous versions of Windows, you need to follow these easy steps…
NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.
Make sure all previous installed versions of AutoCAD Civil3d 2013 are uninstalled first.
Pick the 1st tab named “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter“
Using your mouse, right click the tab text “AutoCAD 32bit Installer Converter” so that it changes to “AutoCAD 64bit Installer Converter“
Next, using the “…” button, select your AutoCAD installation CD and follow the instructions presented by the Converter tool user interface.
NOTE: If the Converter does not recognize your because it is a single self extracting exe downloaded fromAutodesk called something like AutoCAD_LT_2014_English_Win_64bit.exe, simply run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\AutoCADLT2014), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD LT 2014 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
Once you have completed the AutoCAD installation process…
close the setup program then start the Converter software
Select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
Using the “…” button, pick the newly installed C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD LT 2014 folder
click the Run Old Installer button… Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions… (if you cannot move past the first screen in the setup, see Trouble Shooting below)…
When you click the Install link from your setup you may see a dialog box appear saying – “This program has compatibility issues” – simply check the “Don’t show this message again” and then click the “Run the program without getting help”.
When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\ldt2006 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 that is defaulted)**.
If asked to reboot after the install, say NO
Once installed, do not reboot, make sure you fully close the AutoCAD setup program (because the Converter is waiting for the setup program to fully close) then go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\ldt2006 folder and click the Fix Old Program button.
Now you can run your Autodesk LDT 2006 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, both 32bit and 64bit.
NOTE: When starting AutoCAD, if you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues“, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…“
– If you are unable to activate your product, or the activation process crashes immediately on startup:
Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”
Using the “..” button, pick your MDT 5 CD, and click Run and follow the Converter’s instructions.
Once the MDT 5 setup starts, stop and read the next step…
In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdt2000i (not Program Files (x86)\Mechanical Desktop 5 as usually prompted by default)**
Once installed, go back to the Converter tool
select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver”
pick the newly installed c:\mdt2000i folder and click Fix.
Now, you can happily run your MDT 5 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.