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Many, many years ago I came across "The C.H. Spurgeon Collection" for a super bargain basement price - so I grabbed it.

Now I am not a huge Spurgeon fan, but I can appreciate his body of work.

When we upgraded the church computer, we went to a 64bit system, and it seems as though no matter what I do, the Ages software will not load.

I have downloaded the PDF's from the disk (that is the storage format), but the beauty of the software is that it gives a great index system. I can print the index, but then have to go and find the individual PDF files - painful...…. (21st century problems hey?! 🙄)

 

So, any of you pooter gurus know of any way to get this thing working?

Extra info: I have tried compatibility mode - the problem is that the program appears to be totally incompatible with a 64bit system.

Extra extra info: Win 10, on a pooter that is less than 2 years old, and still well capable of keeping up with anything that I need to run. It NEVER gives me performance issues.

And yes - I have wanted to reference some of this material in the last two years since our Pooter upgrade, just not enough to find the disk and do it. I came across the disk the other day whilst looking for something else and thought I should load it up.

Extra, extra, extra info - It seems like the Ages software site has not been maintained in this respect - I would be more than happy to get a link showing otherwise.

 

Thanks folks,

 

Dave.

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From the website...

Now compatible with Apple Mac OS X, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit.

So...it would appear on the surface that it's not compatible with Windows 10. As you said, it appears as though they haven't maintained it for quite some time.

See if one of these helps...but you've already tried compatibility made...which is one of the options.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.howtogeek.com/228689/how-to-make-old-programs-work-on-windows-10/amp/

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15078/windows-make-older-programs-compatible

Hope my computer guruism helped...

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11 hours ago, DaveW said:

Extra, extra, extra info - It seems like the Ages software site has not been maintained in this respect - I would be more than happy to get a link showing otherwise.

Some years ago I also acquired Ages Software material (approximately 16 different disks worth).  However, it is my understanding (although not with 100% certainty) that Ages Software went out of business a few years back.

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Actually, I finally got a reply, and they apparently have a version that will work for me, but it is more than just the Spurgeon disk I have. I will have to purchase it again, but if I return the disk I have I will possibly get a discount.

They will then supply my old disk to someone who can use it, most likely in a "third world country" where older computers and OS are still used.

Edit to add: the "they" I mention are the keepers of the software - I think brother Markle is mostly correct in that the "Ages Software" mob are no longer doing their thing as far as I can tell, but these keepers of the software are doing their best to keep "old but useful" software available. And not just the Ages Library.

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