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    #21
    Originally posted by Katarzyna View Post
    Does anyone know if BIVRI disks can be used on Windows 10?
    I bought this 17 years ago when on XP Service Pack 2 and haven't used the disks for at least 10 years!!!
    I haven't a CLUE Kat, but I would think that if you had a VM [virtual machine] running win XP you could get it going.
    Julie
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      #22
      It's a long time ago but I seem to remember that BIVRI used a rather odd file format and needed its own reader. I had a struggle with it when I upgraded from Windows ME. In any case, all the info was online by then so BIVRI became irrelevant. It went in the bin several years ago along with a few hundred other "useful" but obsolete CD-ROMs.
      Uncle John

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        #23
        Originally posted by Uncle John View Post
        It's a long time ago but I seem to remember that BIVRI used a rather odd file format and needed its own reader. I had a struggle with it when I upgraded from Windows ME. In any case, all the info was online by then so BIVRI became irrelevant. It went in the bin several years ago along with a few hundred other "useful" but obsolete CD-ROMs.
        It is a common error to think all the BIVRI info is online or more accurately freely available on line as the Scottish regions are only available at a cost through Scotland's People.
        Windows 10 actually makes more historic programs compatible than early versions of Windows such as Windows 7.

        The easiest way to run them is to purchase the latest full version of the Folio software but that is an expensive option as the commercial software is not cheap. The free option is to install the software that comes with the disks and update it to the freely supplied version 4.02 (the update came on disk 1 of the version 2 of the BIVRI). The LDS no longer post the Version 4.02 disk to patrons as they used to do, but many people have copies of the update file (update.exe)

        Cheers
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          #24
          Originally posted by Guy View Post
          It is a common error to think all the BIVRI info is online or more accurately freely available on line as the Scottish regions are only available at a cost through Scotland's People.
          Windows 10 actually makes more historic programs compatible than early versions of Windows such as Windows 7.

          The easiest way to run them is to purchase the latest full version of the Folio software but that is an expensive option as the commercial software is not cheap. The free option is to install the software that comes with the disks and update it to the freely supplied version 4.02 (the update came on disk 1 of the version 2 of the BIVRI). The LDS no longer post the Version 4.02 disk to patrons as they used to do, but many people have copies of the update file (update.exe)

          Cheers
          Guy
          Oooohhhh thanks Guy!.. I'll have to dig my disks out and see if they'll run on my laptop. [it might encourage me to do more FH!] :smilee:
          Julie
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            #25
            I did that Guy but I am still getting an error even after restarting the computer. I got the message initially that I was successful in updating 4.0 to 4.04. When I interrogated the properties the viewer was still 4.0.
            Kat
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              #26
              ops! That should read 4.02
              Kat
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