collapse

Author Topic: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2  (Read 170 times)

Bruce Henderson

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:07:09 PM »
I purchased this DVD soon after it was released just over 10 years ago and it has worked fine on my Windows XP Computer for many years.  I have upgraded to Windows 10 through Windows 7 and have recently decided to retire my XP computers.  A problem has become apparent in that the program will not work on Windows 10.  I have tried the obvious things like contacting the publisher of the CD and Professor Google without success.  Is there anyone who has experienced the same issue and who has solved it?
Kind regards,

Bruce

Bucket

  • ALF'er VIP
  • *
  • Posts: 952
    • View Profile
Re: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 11:12:51 PM »
Sounds like your DVD/CD is recorded in a format that Windows 10 doesn't recognise. There's not many it won't but there is some. You need to find a codec that you can download to add to your medio player on Windows 10 that will play it or reformat the program into a common format like MP4. Can you see the program on the disc at all? If so, the file should appear with something like a name of number followed by '.xyz'. This will be the file format. Most likely '.avi, .voc, .mkv' or similar.   You then get onto google and see if you can find one to download and add to Windows Media Player or Microsoft Film and TV so that it can play it. The microsoft store may be able to help you.
Common sense isn't exactly common

Bruce Henderson

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
Re: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 08:40:52 AM »
Thank you for the reply and will add this information to the list of suggestions that are gathering.

Rusted

  • ALF'er Platinum
  • *
  • Posts: 480
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 07:22:03 AM »
It's probably a small programme that gets installed to run the CD not working on later versions of Windows. My father had a similar CD with a Rose encyclopedia on it, there was no way it would work under later Windows versions.

Bruce Henderson

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
Re: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 04:49:48 PM »
Thank you for the reply.  I have sent a request to Microsoft and don't expect a reply.  You never know I might get lucky.

MakkyBrown

  • Global Moderator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1310
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 08:23:16 AM »
I purchased this DVD soon after it was released just over 10 years ago and it has worked fine on my Windows XP Computer for many years.  I have upgraded to Windows 10 through Windows 7 and have recently decided to retire my XP computers.  A problem has become apparent in that the program will not work on Windows 10.  I have tried the obvious things like contacting the publisher of the CD and Professor Google without success.  Is there anyone who has experienced the same issue and who has solved it?
Kind regards,

Bruce
You could try running it in window xp compatibility mode or install window xp on a virtual machine.

MB

RoughCreations

  • ALF'er Silver Member
  • *
  • Posts: 80
    • View Profile
    • Rough Creations homepage
    • Email
Re: The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 01:34:50 PM »
Thank you for the reply.  I have sent a request to Microsoft and don't expect a reply.  You never know I might get lucky.
Be wary of someone ringing you saying they're from Microsoft though, lol.
Rough Creations - Beauty from rough beginnings

Tags:
 

* Sponsor

HTML Online Editor Sample

ALF is hosted by Aussie Sapphire as a free service to the Lapidary community.

Visit our website here
Phone 1800 50 21 40
Or find us on Facebook

Recent Activities

Illegal mining near Inverell by Jimnyjerry
[Today at 12:40:03 AM]


Areas now Closed in Nth NSW.. by Gemster
[November 28, 2020, 11:37:27 PM]


The Photo-Atlas of Minerals - Version 2 by RoughCreations
[November 27, 2020, 01:34:50 PM]


Buying a slab saw by Dihusky
[November 26, 2020, 04:32:32 PM]


Combination unit by Faceting Frank
[November 25, 2020, 01:18:46 PM]


Joke of the Day by Ghost
[November 22, 2020, 01:21:51 PM]


Gemboree 2021 - Fossicking by Faceting Frank
[November 14, 2020, 09:05:54 PM]


Gems stolen, Mt Surprise by Jimnyjerry
[November 11, 2020, 07:28:00 AM]


Diamond Cutting Blades by Dihusky
[November 07, 2020, 02:20:32 PM]


Findings by FlashGP
[November 06, 2020, 10:04:46 PM]


Buying a saw: comparison videos by pito
[November 06, 2020, 03:25:17 PM]


Pilbara fifo rock hunting by steveo
[November 03, 2020, 04:04:31 AM]

* Calendar

November 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
[29] 30

No calendar events were found.
Sorry! There are no calendar events available at the moment.

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 67
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Find us on Facebook

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 4419
  • stats Total Posts: 56561
  • stats Total Topics: 6030
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 27
  • stats Most Online: 773