OK. I don't know. If I could see behind this screen it might be open but I am not used to Windows 8 yet and don't know how to do that. There is a Workgroups Installer and it says it has to have the address of the workgroup before it can install the software. I have made lots of attempts and managed to get it loaded but then can't open it without the Workgroup Installer.
Again - I don't know! The install is my original purchased CD for Microsoft Office 97 which cost £39 and for which I have the product key on the back of the CD case. It has several programs in it: Powerpoint, Outlook, Word, Access and Excel. Oh! Then it's not Works! I have got muddled as I was investigating using either Works or Access whichever I could get. I have been up for 48 hours (i.e 2 nights with no sleep as the previous 24 hours I was trying to transfer iTunes library) It's all such a nightmare. I just need to get my database working.
OK thanks but I have Office (2010?) on my new PC wiith Windows 8 on. Will it wipe that too?
Oh OK! I have a database of 900 items on my old PC. I can transfer the contents but it won't open so I was trying to load Works or Access to open it in. I presume there is nothing it will work with in Windows 8? Nor even a database program to re-key it in with?
I can remove the Office 97 program but how do I know what else is associated with it?
Er that's a website? How do I upload to a website? Sorry for being thick.
Ok. The downlload link it gave me is http://wikisend.com/download/120686/libdb
It is in mdb format but I have also converted it to wdb.
OK. Thankyou. Do I have Access 2010 in Windows 8? I can't find i. Is it an app. I can't afford to download a new copy so would rather use the old version from the CD I already have rather than spend even more.
What are the contacts for?
I have downloaded the 136588/lbdbase.accdb but cannot open it. Microsoft Office on Windows 8 does not have Access - or at least I can't find it anywhere. It opened it in Microsoft Office but it was only a picture of a folder and not the contents.
I could not download the contacts one. (It is a Library Database of references by the way).
£300 ?????!!!!!!! You are joking! I can't afford that for a library database when I have a CD sitting on my desk that should do the job! Can we not get round this Workgroup Administrator thing on Office 97?
The CD I have was for my home PC many years ago. I have never had a network although it was capable of being networked and had a network cable.
A text document is no good to me. When books go into the library I give them a catalogue entry in the database and can produce various reports e.g. in author order. When books go missing I can keep them in the catalogue listing and suppress them from the author list by 'marking' them.
Is it not possible to download Works? I think I was using version 7.0.?
Yes I did download the revoinstaller and it got rid of the workgroup admininstrator thing and Office 97.
Sorry for delay I downloaded the Works software you recommended but it was very slow and Norton also fended off a dangerous app that came with it. It is not working properly and it says it is not designed to run on my computer so I have deleted it (or as much as I can find of it).
I was originally using Works 7.0. Is this not available?
I tried to stop Office installing and delete it but I don't know if there are related files all over the place now. How can I get rid of it?
Will the Works 7.0 run on my computer?
OK - if you are sure it will run I will order Works 7.0.
I will try and have another clean-up with the revoinstaller.
Thank you for your help. What a nightmare it all is!
I will do a rating for you (and pay) when successful and we can close the matter.
Oh here we go - the Amazon supplier you gave me for Works 7.0 won't supply one item on its own.
can't see it there.
I double check and it appears straight away
Click on this link please
Let me know if you still have problems
That one is temporarily out of stock.
It is now (wasn't when i initially gave the link)
You will than have to use Works 9 (it works on 7 files) I found it here
Let me know if you have any difficulties please