I cannot run SuperMemo 8 in Windows 7

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From: Rafal
Country: Poland
Sent: Oct 6, 2017
Subject: Windows 7 compatibility

Question:

I bought SuperMemo 8 many years ago. Now that I move to Windows 7 (64-bit), I cannot run the program. How can I solve this problem?


original text: Szanowni Państwo, jestem klientem i użytkownikiem programów supermemo od kilkunastu lat, niestety od momentu zakupu nowego komputera z systemem 64 bit. nie mogę zainstalować ani uruchomić starszych wersji supermemo 8, (sm 98 działa) proszę o info jak rozwiązać ten problem

Answer:

You will probably want to upgrade to SuperMemo 98 freeware (minor change), or to SuperMemo 2004 freeware, or even to SuperMemo 15 freeware. See: Freeware files

SuperMemo 8 is 16-bit software from 1997. It can no longer run in 64-bit systems. See Microsoft workaround suggestions

If you decide to upgrade, please backup. In theory, you should be able to upgrade straight to SuperMemo 15, however, upgrades over many years of versions are always risky and poorly tested. If you encounter any problems, please write back or upgrade in stages.

If you need to stay with SuperMemo 8, please explain. Unfortunately, in 64-bit Windows, this could be more trouble than benefit.