Recently, I had problems installing Office 2007 on Windows 10 64bit… The issue was unexplained; Office 2007 setup simply “failed installing PowerPoint” and then just gave up without any error messages. So here’s what I did to solve it:
How to install Office 2007
First step, purchase this tool, the Longbow Reviver here – sorry, it’s not free 🙁
Insert the Microsoft Office CD into your computer
Next, start In the Reviver App
Click on the tab named “Old Program Reviver“
Using the “. . .” button, pick the path to the CD
Select “Windows Vista” from the “Run As” dropdown
Now click “Fix Old Program“
Once the Reviver tool has completed, run setup.exe from the Microsoft CD to install as normal
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
Start the Longbow Reviver tool…
Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver“
Using the “…” button, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\PHOTOSLE folder
Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK… (read the next step)
Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 to 90 minutes for your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Limited Edition setup.exe program to appear (be patient!)
Once the Photoshop 5 setup application displays all in Blue, 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, make sure you update the entry from .\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE (notice the dot at the beginning) to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0 LE
Now carry on with the install…
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 LE\photosle.exe by hand.
Do not reboot if prompted to do so
Once Photoshop is installed
quit the Adobe setup and go back to the Reviver tool
Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver“
using the “…” button pick the newly installed c:\Adobefolder and click Fix Old Program.
Finally, create a shortcut on your Desktop which points to c:\Adobe\Photoshop 5.0\photosle.exe
Now you can happily run your Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit!
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!)
Start the Longbow Reviver tool and select the 2nd tab called “Old Program Reviver”
Select the path to C:\InstallDisks\CSGR14
Select the ‘Run As” option to Windows 2000
Next, click the ‘Fix and Run Old Installer‘ button.
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.
Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
If your CSG setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
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)**
Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
Do not reboot if prompted to do so
Once installed, start AutoCAD R14
If CSG doesn’t startup automaticaly, run the APPLOAD command, navigate to c:\acadR14 and load the CSG3.arx
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
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