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IGetting Mathcad 12 to run

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IGetting Mathcad 12 to run

I'm trying to get a single user copy of Mathcad 12 to run on an old computer running Windows XP. I own copies of Mathcad 2.5, 4.0, 8.0 and 12. The program is going to be used in some work I am donating to a local non-profit. I acquired the software while working in 2005, and am now retired. The copies on the machines I used prior to retirement were all removed when I left.

The software installed without any error messages. The automatic activation window opened and ran without error. The C_DILLA directory was created, with a Safecast Product Licenses subdirectory containing a file which is modified every time I attempt to start the program. There are entries in the application logs for the event viewer saying installation was completed.

Does anyone have suggestions why the program won't run?

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Re: IGetting Mathcad 12 to run

Version 12 was the worst mathcad issue under MathSoft. If you can, go back to version 8 and use that.

Your other option is the 30 day free trial of version 15 (if it's still available) or Prime 2.0, which is the new issue. In fact, Prime 2 comes with a full-up version 15 since it's necessary to read old mathcad files.

At any rate veersion 12 was before PTC, so don't expect any support from the new owners.

Good luck.

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