The Perfumer's Workbook - Installing on Vista 64 bit or Windows 7
The Perfumer’s Workbook needs a Windows version that will allow 16 bit programs to run. Windows XP and Vista 32 bit versions will allow this however 64 bit systems will not.
Here are 3 fixes we suggest to try:
- The official Microsoft one (only works with some hardware configurations)
- Create a hard disk partition with a 32 bit OS. Works but has many steps
- Use a hackers method to run the program under DOS. The easiest to set-up.
The official Microsoft fix for this is to install a copy of Windows XP (or Windows 95, 2000, Vista 32 Bit etc.) on a Virtual PC partition. Virtual PC is available as a free download from Microsoft
Download Microsoft Virtual PC for Windows 7 from:
Download Virtual PC 2007 for Vista 64 Bit:
Here are some links to You Tube videos demonstrating the set-up process:
BUT Virtual PC doesn't work on many PC hardware
SO for these cases here is a fix without having to buy a new computer
Please Note: This a fix in progress and we are trying to develop it make it easier to use. So your feedback and suggestions are very welcome.
So if you have 64 bit Windows (e.g. Vista 64 bit, Windows 7) then you can add another hard drive to your computer to set up XP or Vista 32 bit on. (You will need an installation disk for Windows XP or Vista).
Another way is to use these instructions to form a partition (like a separate compartment) on your hard drive. Then when you turn on your computer you will get this screen and can select which Operating system to go to.
In this screen the example is Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows XP.
Making a dual boot installation when Vista 64 bit or Windows 7 is already installed.
Starting form the desktop of Vista 64bit/Windows 7
A. Go to Start
B. Go to Control Panel
C. Go to Administrative tools
D. Go to Computer Management (If Vista Ask you the permission to continue answer “yes”)
E. Click on "Storage” Then click “Disk Management” wait for Vista loading information
F. Right click on the Partition Drive that you want to make another new drive
G. Click on “Shrink Volume”
H. Enter the Size (Mb) of new winXp partition drive and then press “Shrink"
I. Now you’ve just created a new partition drive ("the shaded box")
J. Right click on that new drive and select “New Simple Volume”
K. Now in the new Simple Volume Wizard - Click “next”
L. It will ask you to put the size again. Just click Next
M. Assign the drive letter (e.g. "F") and click Next again
N. It will ask you to format the disk. You just click on format this volume with the following settings. Then file system choose NTFS and allocation unit size choose Default and volume label (a name like XP4Workbook).
O. Then click on Next and click Finish
P. It will format the disk for you (takes a few minutes)
How to create New Partition on Vista
2. Install Win XP
A. Insert your XP installation disc, then restart the computer
B. press any key to boot from it when prompted. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Make sure that the CD/DVD drive is selected first in the boot order in the BIOS.
C. From XP Setup, Press Enter. (See screenshot below)
D. Press F8. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: On some multimedia keyboards, you may need to press the F-Lock or Function key before pressing F8.
E. Select the partition (New Partition That you just created in step 1) or hard drive that you want to install XP on using the arrow keys and press Enter.
F. Finish installing XP.
3. How to make Windows Choose Manu (Cause of the problem that system will always start with Windows Xp)
B. Install .Net framework 2.0 first then install and Run EasyBCD.
NOTE: This is required to repair the Windows 7 boot file and add XP to the Windows Boot Manager list.
C. In EasyBCD, click on Add/Remove Entries (left side). (See screenshot below)
D. In the bottom right section under Add and Entry, select Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3 from the Type drop down menu, and type Microsoft Windows XP (name displayed in Windows Boot Manager) for the Name. If you have selected to use a separate hard drive to install XP on than Windows 7, then select the drive letter (ex: C:) Windows 7 is installed on from the Drive drop down menu. Click on the Add Entry button. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can type whatever name you would like to have displayed in the Windows Boot Manager for XP though.
E. You will now notice that this has added Microsoft Windows XP to the upper right section. Click on the Save button. (See screenshot below)
F. In EasyBCD, click on Manage Bootloader (left side). (See screenshot below)
G. In the upper right section under Bootloader Installer Options, select (dot) Reinstall the Vista Bootloader, then click on the Write MBR button. (See screenshot above)
H. Close EasyBCD.
I. Restart the computer to have the option to boot from XP or Windows 7. (See screenshot below)
(Note: You can set in Computer Management to go to one of the systems automatically after a few seconds.)
Credit : www.sevenforum.com
Here's the Hackers method - easy to setup
Note: There is some loss of convenience such as speed, internet access, colour and direct printing. Formula printing can still be done from the back-up formulas in C:\Formula.
As the Windows Virtual PC often has problems here is an unofficial patch using DosBox
1st:- Install The Perfumer's Workbook Ver 10.x to C:\Workbook (it won't run) Download Page
2nd:- Download and Install DosBox-Install.exe from this link:
Install the patch to Drive C:/DosBox
Note: If you change the installation directories then you need to modify the file at DosBox/Data/Settings/DosBox.conf under the last heading in the file [AutoExec]
IMPORTANT TIPS TO MAKE A NOTE OF USING THIS PATCH
- Alt + Enter = Full screen and centers the window.
- Alt + Tab = Move out to your main operating system (Hold Alt key down and press Tab once or twice)
- - (Top Left corner minus sign) reveals menu to EXIT or CLOSE.
- DOS screen (Black screen) type "exit" without the quotes and press the Enter key.