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by ipar13 / August 20, 2010 4:25 PM PDT

I have an old CD containing Data originally from a 1995 created programme and transferred to cd from Windows XP. Can anyone tell me how to open with Windows7. I downloaded Unstoppable Copier but cannot get this to work for me.


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You will need the original program
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 20, 2010 10:01 PM PDT
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or any of it's later versions.

You don't say what this data is, eg what the file name extensions are, so we can't say what program was used to create these data files.

What program was used back in 1995, and what did you use in Windows XP to open these files?


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by ipar13 / August 20, 2010 11:55 PM PDT

Hello Mark.
It is a Family Tree Programme, released in 1995 entitled GSP Star Collection. I have the original CD which loaded the programme, however, my Windows7 will, or cannot open this. The saved CD lists headings of what has been saved on the CD but cannot open them. I am trying to open Family exe.


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Sorry, not clear.
by Kees Bakker / August 21, 2010 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: OLD DATA ON CD

There's the installation CD for the program. And there's a CD with data from and for that program. And something doesn't work.

Things to do:
1. Find an XP machine.
2. Install the program from the first CD.
3. Read and use the data from second CD.

- If anything fails, it's not a Windows 7 problem, but something with the CD's or your knowledge on how to use them.
- It it works in XP and doesn't work in Windows 7, tell EXACTLY and DETAILED what goes wrong.


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by ipar13 / August 21, 2010 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry, not clear.

I do not have access to an XP machine, then if that's the answer I have to write it off!. The information was transferred in 2007 to CD from Toshiba XP. My new HP Laptop with Windows 7 does not recognise it.


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Re: "not recognize it"
by Kees Bakker / August 21, 2010 12:58 AM PDT
In reply to: OLD CD DATA

So you put the CD in the drive and the new laptop still thinks there's no CD? Could be the CD is damaged or the drive is not functioning. The last option would be a warranty issue.

Are you sure you've got no friend or family with an XP machine that you could use for 10 minutes or so?


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