- 2nd July 2008 at 19:41 #43200
This is my first post on this forum, so greetings from Poland for everyone!
Microsoft Works 9 – doesn’t work. Why? Installation: “Unable to install”.
- 3rd July 2008 at 07:54 #46707
Did you tried compatibility mode?
- 4th July 2008 at 22:00 #46708
Compatibility mode: no way… “Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista must be installed…” Any other suggestions?
- 5th July 2008 at 09:05 #46709
- 5th July 2008 at 09:17 #46710
Here is how to install Microsoft Works 9:
1. First enable the view of ‘hidden files and folders’ by going to Windows Explorer (-> [Alt] on your keyboard) -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab -> set the Hidden files and Folders option to Show hidden files and folders.
2. Insert the Microsoft Works 9 disk and copy the folder MSWorks from the cd to your harddisk (for example your desktop).
3. Download and install Orca MSI Editor using the Patching .msi installers tutorial and open the Works9.msi with Orca.
4. In the LaunchCondition table drop the first and second condition and save the .msi
5. Install Microsoft Works 9 by running Works9.msi!
Good luck! 😉
- 6th July 2008 at 19:50 #46711
There is one problem 🙄 I have MS Works 9 in .exe file – WORKS9SE.exe from PC World Magazine 😮
- 7th July 2008 at 21:02 #46712
The only thing you have to do before you start with step 3 of the steps I previously explained, is to unpack the WORKS9SE.EXE. You can do this using 7-Zip or WinRAR. After having installed one of these programs, right click the WORKS9SE.EXE and choose Extract to WORKS9SE or open it with 7-Zip and choose Extract. After unpacking start from step 3.
- 7th July 2008 at 21:54 #46713
Yeees! 😀 Now it’s working! Thanks Arris!
- 8th July 2008 at 06:52 #46714
I’m glad you got it working now! 😉
- 29th July 2008 at 06:01 #46715
OK, so if this works for the Work9SE.exe (which I believe is a stand alone executable) what about the Work 9 cd? The disc itself has the Setup.exe file in it, but upon launching requires that you have XP SP2 or greater or Vista/Vista SP1… However Server 2008 does not qualify. The Setup.exe cannot be extracted via 7-zip, WinRAR, or Universal Extractor. PE Explorer does successfully open it, but I don’t know where the OS check line would be located in order to change it.
Works 8 installs successfully, so there has to be (I’m assuming) something quite simple that can be done to get Works 9 installed???
- 9th August 2008 at 11:32 #46717
- 14th August 2008 at 06:33 #46716
Nope, unless I’m not finding the correct msi file. I’ve tried all the msi files that were on the disc, and still no luck…
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