How to run old software on my 64 bit system?

genubi

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I have old software that I love and I have it running on an older 64bit system, (Dell Latitude 6430u).
But, it wont load on newer systems I am setting up. I get an error message that says that they wont run on a 64 bit system.
Is there a work around?
Thanks,
Michael
 

plodr

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Keep the old system to run what you like and look for a replacement program for the newer system it won't run on.

I still have a Windows 2000 and two XP computers (all offline) just to fire up and use some software I like.
 

Fireflycph

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IDK, this looks complicated. I like Plodr's suggestion. Its simple!
It's really not complicated. But, of course, if you're not comfortable with it, then you shouldn't do it. Liz's suggestion is indeed a lot simpler yet still takes care of the issue.
 

plodr

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You can start a thread asking for any replacement programs for a program you like. People ask all the time to find something for an old program that is no longer supported and/or not updated.

Put the replacement on the newer computer and see if you like it. If not uninstall it using something like Free Revo Uninstaller so there are no traces left on the computer.
 

genubi

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Thanks Loz.
The two that I really like are both Microsoft programs. One is a photo editor, Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9 and the other is Streets and Trips. I was not able to load either on the new (used) laptop I just got, the HP Envy 360, with an i5.
Yes, I know, both of these seem easy to find today, but..not!! The photo editor maybe. I am just use to it and can do so much with it. Its like Photoshop lit. That one is not such a big deal.
Streets and Trips, on the other hand, that one was a treasure. My thinking is that it was removed from the market because it had so many powerful features that are now packaged individually and sold that way. Much of my career has been spent on the road, calling on clients. The feature that I liked best about Streets and Trips was that I could put in as many stops as I wanted and it would sort them and find the most efficient route. With Google you can only put in so many and it wont sort to find the most efficient route. There are programs that are available, that will do just that, but, well, Streets and Trips did that and so much more. My favorite geek has already scoured this one for me when I was lamenting to him about it (Its been a while now that I have been keeping it going. I could import excel spread sheets with hundreds of addresses. It was a great tool. I still use it.
 

plodr

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I don't do much with photo editing. I resize and might once in a blue moon lighten or darken. For my simple needs, IrfanView is all I need. That might not have enough features.
Photoscape http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
or if running 10, Photoscape X http://x.photoscape.org/
FaststoneImage Viewer https://www.faststone.org/

Streets and Trips - I've never used it and have no need for multiple stops so here's what I got from searching

this is for a smart phone Map my Customers https://mapmycustomers.me/blog/microsoft-streets-and-trips-2020-alternative/

Some other alternatives http://streets-and-trips-replacement.com/
 

genubi

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Liz, thanks for your efforts. Wow, Mapquest looks like a winner. All the rest of the mapping products wanted at least $50. month. But, yea, Mapquest is "free", it has ads. I will bookmark that. Your good! Thank you.
 

plodr

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Your welcome. I always look for the freebies. If it looks worthwhile after I've used it and like it, then I might spring for some money to buy the thing.

Just start a new thread if there are any other programs you would like to look at replacements for.
 

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