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

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

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 45 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 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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Illustrator 10

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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 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 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

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

How to install Adobe Photoshop 6

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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 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 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

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

How to install Adobe Photoshop 7

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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 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 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

 

If you are having trouble installing Parametric Technology Corporation’s Mathcad 2000 Pro with errors like this…

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

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

then read on…

 

How to install Mathcad 2000

  1. Purchase a copy of the Longbow Reviver tool here
  2. Using Windows Explorer
    1. Copy your Mathcad 2000 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\InstallCDs\Mathcad2000
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool
    1. select the 1st tab named “Old Installer Reviver” 
    2. using the ‘…’ button, select folder c:\InstallCDs\Mathcad2000\Mathcad. At this point, the Reviver tool should display a message telling you that setup.exe was found, if so…
    3. Click the “Fix and Run Old Installer” button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK.
  4. 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 setup.exe program to appear….
      1. Be patient, grab lunch maybe… 🙂
      2. Once the Mathcad 2000 Professional setup application finally displays all in Blue stop and read the next step
  5. In the setup program click through setup as normal, except when you get to the path for the installation – make sure you update the entry from c:\…\Mathcad 2000 Professional to c:\Mathcad2000 
  6. Now carry on with the install
    1. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
    2. Note, we did not Register when testing this install
  7. Once Mathcad 2000 Professional is installed
    1. Be sure to fully quit the setup
    2. go back to the Reviver tool
      1. select the 2nd tab named “Old Program Reviver” 
      2. Using the ‘…’ button, pick the newly installed c:\Mathcad2000 folder
      3. click “Fix Old Program”
      4. 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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

Troubleshooting

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Installing Adobe Photoshop 5 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

This post solves all issues related to installing Adobe Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

How to install Adobe Photoshop 5

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…
    1. Select the 1st tab “Old Installer Reviver
    2. Using the “…” button, pick the c:\InstallCDs\Adobe\Photoshop5\PHOTOSHP folder
    3. Now click the Fix and Run Old Installer button
    4. Read and understand all the prompts that appear, then continue by clicking OK… (read the next step)
  4. 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 setup.exe program to appear (be patient!)
    1. 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…
    1. 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.
    2. Do not reboot if prompted to do so
  7. Once Photoshop is installed
    1. quit the Adobe setup and go back to the Reviver tool
    2. Select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver
    3. using the “…” button 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 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 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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Installing Ulead PhotoImpact 10 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Ulead PhotoImpact 10, Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 and Ulead COOL 360 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 both 32bit and 64bit (including

For instructions on installing Ulead PhotoImpact 11 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 click here

Installing PhotoImpact 10 on 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 10 installation CD to c:\PhotoImpact10CD
  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
  4. Once completed, read and understand all messages from the Reviver tool…
  5. Next, your PhotoImpact 10 setup will startup and take you through the normal install process with these exceptions..
    1. When asked, make sure you install PhotoImpact 10 to c:\Ulead\PhotoImpact10 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Ulead Systems\Ulead PhotoImpact 10)
    2. When asked, make sure you install Photo Explorer 8.5 to c:\Ulead\PhotoExplorer85 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5)
    3. When asked, make sure you install COOL 360 to c:\Ulead\Cool360 (not C:\Program Files (x86)\Ulead Systems\Ulead COOL 360)
  6. Once installed, be sure to close the PhotoImpact 10 main setup as the Reviver tool is waiting for it to close before allowing you to move to the next step.
  7. Finally, go back to the Reviver tool, select the 2nd tab “Old Program Reviver”, pick the newly installed c:\Ulead folder, then click “Fix Old Program“. If asked “Do you want to me to re-register your Program’s components…”, say No…
  8. You can now run your Ulead PhotoImpact 10, Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 and Ulead COOL 360 Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64bit
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Installing Sheridan Developers Toolkit on 64bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 64bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

For instructions on installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 32bit Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 click here

This blog specifically deals with installing ActiveTreeView, ActiveListBar, ActiveThread on 64bit Windows but it’s the same process for CalendarWidgets, Data Widgets and Design Widgets…

Installing Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit on 64bit Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Sheridan install files from your old Windows XP machine’s c:\Sheridan folder onto a USB drive (or similar) then transfer the files onto your the new 64bit computer in exactly the same folder, c:\Sheridan
  3. Start the Longbow Reviver tool, select the “Old Program Reviver” tab, pick the newly copied c:\Sheridan folder, then click Fix Old Program
  4. When asked: “Do you want me to re-register your program’s components?” – say Yes
  5. Next, create a .reg file with these contents (see just below and example .reg file) – update the text <YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER> to your supplied serial number, e.g. 111001000089898232 – you should also fill in MyCompanyName and MyUserName in order to fulfil Sheridan’s registration requirements.Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\CompanyName]
    @=”MyCompanyName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\HelpFileDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveListBar\\HELP”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\InstallDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveListBar”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\ProductID]
    @=”{C6A130B1-1C72-499B-00BE-4923E28C4ED3}”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\SerialNumber]
    @=”<YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER>”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveListBar.ActiveX\Version1\UserName]
    @=”MyUserName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\CompanyName]
    @=”MyCompanyName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\HelpFileDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveThreed\\HELP”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\InstallDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveThreed”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\SerialNumber]
    @=”<YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER>”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\UserName]
    @=”MyUserName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1]
    @=””

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\CompanyName]
    @=”MyCompanyName”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\HelpFileDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveTreeView\\HELP”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\InstallDir]
    @=”C:\\Sheridan\\ActiveTreeView”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\ProductID]
    @=”{73174DE2-B54E-721E-5C27-4B8CD2C558A1}”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\SerialNumber]
    @=”<YOUR_SERIAL_NUMBER>”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveTreeView.ActiveX\Version1\UserName]
    @=”MyUserName”

  6. Once you have created the .reg file, let’s say it’s called Sheridan.reg – simply double click on it using Windows Explorer – it will ask “Are you sure you want to continue?” say Yes. A success message should appear.
  7. Your Sheridan’s Developer Toolkit is now ready for use on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64bit
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Installing Robolab Lego RCX Mindstorms on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This blog post is specifically for installing Robolab Lego RCX on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1…

Installing Lego RCX Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 can be very easily defined in these short steps.

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Reviver here
  2. Using Windows Explorer, copy your Lego RCX  CD to c:\RobolabCD
  3. Rename the PC-Install.exe to setup.exe
  4. Now, start the Longbow Reviver tool, on the “Old Installer Reviver” tab click the “Disable Windows 64bit Device Driver Signing Verification” checkbox, so that it is set.
  5. Now reboot.
  6. When your computer has started up again, start the Longbow Reviver tool again, select the “Old Installer Reviver” tab, pick the c:\RobolabCD folder then click the Fix and Run Old Installer button.
  7. Once the conversion process is complete, the Robolab installer dialog will appear. Simply install as normal to the normal c:\Robolab folder.
  8. Once the installation process is complete, make sure you fully quit the Robolab installer then switch back to the Longbow Reviver tool, select the “Old Program Reviver” tab, pick the newly installed c:\Robolab folder, then click Fix Old Program
  9. Your Robolab Lego RCX is now ready for use.
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