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"Objectivism Research CD-ROM" under Windows 10?

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Oliver Computing's "Objectivism Research CD-ROM" : has anyone succeeded in making it run under Windows 10?

It still worked under Windows 7...

TIA

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Windows has a compatibility mode (allows new versions to run software made for older versions). It's not perfect, but it often works.

And, if it doesn't, I suggest a virtual machine...allows you to launch any OS from within your Windows 10. A VM takes some time and effort to learn to work with, but it might come in useful for more than just this one piece of software.

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18 hours ago, dream_weaver said:

I am running it on the Windows 10 platform.

As you said it should work, I tried harder... and it worked !!!

I added the drive letter where the CD is to the "Target" path in the shortcut, and that was it! The program then asked for the license code - for the first time. It also worked in the CD-less mode.

Many thanks, dream_weaver!!

19 hours ago, Nicky said:

Windows has a compatibility mode ...

Thank you too, Nicky.

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It works for me without any non-standard compatibility settings (I upgraded from 8 to 10) , but I have to re-enter the registration key nearly every time I use it.

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I've noticed it asks for the registration key frequently as well.

I exported the registry key from Windows Registry. Next time it prompts for the key, I should be able to import it, rather than re-type it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3568061070-1583890934-3826068171-1000\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\OliverComputing\Obj_CDROM_100\password]
@="********************************"

where **** is your CD key.

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On 11/19/2016 at 5:42 PM, dream_weaver said:

It usually asks for it again after Windows runs an update.

Yes, now it did :-(

Thanks for the registry path.

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