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Why don't they make a CreataCard ''Gold'' that works using VISTA?? I missing this great program

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Creatacard Gold 3 will install and run on Vista as long as it is the 32 bit versio of Vista. It will not install on Vista 64bit. Mike

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Create a Card is a discontinued product.
Encore has new PrintMaster® Gold Version 18 ($19.99) and PrintMaster® Platinum Version 18 ($39.99) programs, both with Vista support :
http://www.encoreusa.com/products.aspx?SearchTerm=create+a+card

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Micrografx creatacard 3 gold - repeat only micrografx, not american greetings


Micrografx Creatacard Gold 3 was created back in the Windows 98 days and most likely the installer is a 16-bit installer. Windows XP worked OK with 16-bit installers, but Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, 8.1 will not work. There is a work-around I found ( I actually found this fix for installing Photoshop 7 under Windows 7) and it works! I was able to install Photoshop 7.0.1 under Windows 7 Pro x64 edition and it works great!

Perform a search for Install-Photoshop-6-or-7-on-Windows-7 or go to this website http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Photoshop-6-or-7-on-Windows-7. Under this website, Look at Method 3 of 3 .

Stuff you will need:

1. A working Windows XP -SP3 system where you can install the Free Scalable Smart Package. You may be asking why? You will need to install the Micrografx Creatacard Gold 3 on this system with the "Discovery Program" running so it can create a new 32-bit installer
2. A CD-RW or a Memory Stick where you can copy the new .MSI file created and run it from Windows 7 x86 or x64 bit system.
3. Download the Free Scalable SmartPackager program. This used to be called WinInstall LE but they have since changed the name. You can find the program here http://www.scalable.com/smart-packager-ce-msi-package/. This is Free, but you still need to register to get the software. The latest version as of last week is v2.0.2.
4. Printed out instructions from the website so you can follow along. Once you perform this, you may end up trying this for other "older" software as well.

Basic Overview:

1. Under your Windows XP - SP3 system, install the Packaging software called Scalable SmartPackager v2.0.2

2. Once you have installed the SmartPackage program, it is a good idea to Reboot your system so all files get updated properly.

3. Start the icon called Smart Packager.

4. Under Smart Package, make sure you are under the Welcome screen and click on the Discover a new Package under Common Tasks.

5. When the Blue Discovery screen pops up, click on the Next button

6. Under the New Package Information screen, type out Creatacard Gold3 or something that you like

7. Under the Output Folder, Click the Browse button and select a folder or location where you want the new Creatacard Gold3.msi to be saved. Make sure you click on the Show advanced Options box below and Then Click Next

8. On this screen, you will now need to Click on the Start Discovery. This is what the SmartInstaller program will use to see where all the files are being installed to, etc when you run the Creatacard Gold 3 installer.

9. Insert the Micrografx Creatacard Gold 3 CD in the drive and install the program like you normally would. Please remember to install any of the Extra Free fonts as well during this time since this will be the only time you will have to create a new 32-bit installer (unless you run this process again)

10. After the Creatacard Gold 3 program has installed, verify it is working by Running the program and testing out various things within the program. (This is while the Discovery is still running in the background)

11. Once you have verified the Creatacard Gold 3 program is running properly (under the Windows XP system) then go back to the Discovery window and click on the Red Stop Discovery button and then click on the Next Button.

12. Make sure the Add new package to Smart Packager is checked and then click on the Finish button. This will now save the new "updated installer" MSI file over to the folder location you specified under option 7 above.

13. Copy this new *.MSI file you just created and either burn it to a CD-RW or copy to a Flash drive and take this file over to your Windows 7 system.

Please note, these instructions are an overview and may not contain the entire correct order. The last time I performed this was back in January 2014 when I first discovered the article about using Scalable Smart Packager to re-create an installer file into a true 32-bit installer.

For me so far, the installer has worked with Photoshop 7 and several Photshop plugins like KPT5, KPT7, etc.

I make no guarantees that this will work in your situation but it could not Hurt.

Plus, should you have problems removing this program I would recommend you try this Free program called Revo Uninstaller v1.95. This is Free for Home/Personal use only.

Hopefully you can use the above instructions I provided and get this great program to work under Windows 7.

Please let us know if this process worked for you or not.

Nov 23, 2013 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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My CreataCard Gold 7 program will not open, I get the message "AGCCard cannot determine configuration." I attempt to uninstall and reinstall the Broderbund American Greetings CreataCard Gold 7...


After uninstalling the program, go to start, Search, for files and folders and put *creatacard gold* in the search box using the asterisks on both sides. Bu sure to delete any files that are found involving creatacard gold7. Then restart your computer. It sounds like you are having a configuration problem. Is the operating system you are using listed on the configuration of the Creatacard Gold program as a operating system that this software will work on?

You could try and reinstall and if using windows, try using the the program compatability wizard found in the accessories folder in the programs folder. This might help make the program work properly. Alternatively, you may have to get a another version of creatacard gold if it does not work with your operating system. Broderbund may have a download on their site to help make your software work on you operating system. Not having any additional details about your issue, I cannot be certain.

Let me know if I can assist you furhter. Please include any details possible about the issue so I may be of assistance to you.

Brian

Jan 08, 2011 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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Why am I unable to install my existing CreataCard Gold 5 on my Windows/Vsta? Can you please advise me?.


There are unfortunately a few older programs that are not compatible with Vista. Check on the box it will tell somewhere on it what Operating Systems it works with.

Sep 27, 2010 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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Creatacard gold 3 does not work with windows 7


This is a Windows 98 program. Try installing it using the compatibility feature of WIN7. Right click on the startup program on the CD, select install as administrator, right click again and select properties, install as W98 compatible.
This might work but some of these older programs just won't work with Vista or Win7. I didn't find any updated Creatacard software. It looks like it is no longer made.
Also you didn't say if you're running 32bit or 64bit Win7. Be aware that 64bit does not support 16bit programs. Given the age of Creatacard, it is probably 16bit code. No way will it run on a 64bit OS. My above suggestion will only work with 32bit Win7.

Sep 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have creatacard gold 4 that will not load with windows7 onto a new HP Pavilion computer. I tried the compatabiliy modes and still it will not load . the trouble shooting program says that it is...


Dear,
Your HP computer may be new, but your programs must be compatible with your operating system. If your Creatacard is older, the compatibility most likely stops with Windows Vista. Windows 7 is like a "brand new day". Read the label on your CD. It will tell you which systems it will work on. I had Windows 98 and Windows Millenium. When I upgraded to Windows XP my "create" CD's no longer worked.
Try downloading Avery cards. Be blessed.

Mar 13, 2010 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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My Creatacard Gold does not work with Windows 7. It worked with Vista and Windows XP.


my creatacard gold c.d dose not work on my new laptop which is window 7 can you help

Dec 08, 2009 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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I am running Windows XP had a virus peoblem had to have pc wiped now I'm unable to re install creatacard Gold. Any answers please


Hi there

Which version of the product do you use an do you use windows vista ?

For compatibility for windows vista you can check the program here :
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/

It does not work with version 7 of the creatacard Gold., you can see it here :http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Search.aspx?type=Software&s=creatacard%20Gold&page=1

You can try to right click on the icon of the installed program and choise properties and then choise the compatibitility tab and then choose compatibility with with windows xp instead.

You can also choose to upgrade to a newer version on the product homepage here :
http://www.encoreusa.com/default.aspx

OR

http://www.broderbund.com/store/broder/DisplayHomePage

I am not sure of which of the sites are the default homepage

hope that helps
Have a nice weekend :O)


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Sep 18, 2009 | Broderbund American Greetings CreataCard...

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Creatacard gold 3 won't work with Vista


I just installed Hallmark Comedy Card Studio by Sierra on my Vista 64-bit machine. It works with all the saved files from Creata Card. If the Calendar and Address Book data file is fmnot32.dat, rename it to planr32.dat and then the Event Calendar will work as well.

May 30, 2008 | Broderbund American Greetings Creatacard...

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Creatacard 3


i hate Vista as well. i am trying to find a solution. my whole life over the past couple of years is wrapped up in the eventminder and fmnot32 files but after installing Creatacard on my machine with Vista, it will not recognize the files.

i open my address book, it's empty. i open my calendar it too is empty. how can i get this program to recognize the files i copied from the old machine? PLEASE HELP! i've tried everything including dragging them both over at the same time (file plus .BAK). i don't know what else to do.

Apr 23, 2008 | Broderbund American Greeting CreataCard...

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