"ColTom2" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote...
> My friend tried your recommendations and could not get Greetings Workshop
> to work. Thanks for you input.
Sorry those suggestions didn't help :-(
Looking around for info on Greetings Workshop, it seems many people had
problems running it on XP, let alone Vista. So your friend was kind of
lucky, to keep it running this long.
I have a few ideas which might, or might not, be useful:
1) The error message may be related to the Greeting Workshop Reminders. This
is a feature of Greetings Workshop which displays reminder messages about
birthdays etc. It's a very non-essential feature of the program and can be
disabled. With Reminders not running, the rest of the app might run okay.
There may be some way to disable Reminders during setup, I'm not sure. But
it is run from a shortcut in the Public Startup folder of the Start menu:
Greetings Workshop Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Greetings
Look for a file called "Greetings Workshop Reminders" in the Start menu and
move it to another location eg the Desktop. This will stop it from being
automatically launched when you log in.
2) You could try asking in the newsgroup "microsoft.public.pictureit".
Because Greetings Workshop and PictureIt are closely related, there may be
many more users there with experience of Greetings Workshop (it's a pretty
little-known application, in the scheme of things).
3) If you are totally stuck, you can keep an XP or Windows 95 machine
running in "Virtual PC". This is a free add-on for Vista which you can
download from Microsoft.com. It lets you run a whole, "virtual" PC in
software, in a window, on your Vista desktop. You can install an earlier
version of Windows into the Virtual PC, so that you would have a complete
Windows 95 (for example) running in a Window, on your Vista machine. You can
then install Greetings Workshop into the Windows 95 Virtual PC, and run it
there. As far as Greeting Workshop knows, it's running on a plain, ordinary
Windows 95 machine! So it should have no problems. You can print from the
Virtual PC to a printer attached to your Vista machine, etc. This would at
least allow you to access your existing data and migrate it across to a
current application (or just run it in a Virtual machine, in perpetuity).
Virtual PC 2007
Virtual PC isn't too difficult to use;, may be slightly uphill for the basic
home user but not insurmountable, by any stretch. Note that the Virtual PC
download only gives you virtual PC hardware - you still need a Windows 95,
98, Me, 2000, or XP CD-ROM to install an operating system into the VM.
Good luck with it,
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au