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Corel DRAW X4 and Windows7 64bit

Recently installed Win7 64bit, and Corel Draw X4 won't install. I just get an error message saying The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows that you're running. I've tried installing in compatibility mode for everything since XP SP2 and no luck. I was running Vista 64bit before and it ran fine.

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  • That's news....there are several running X4 on Win7 boxes. Did you reinstall X4 or just plug in the external drive with X4 already on it ?
     
    Ted
     
  • H,

    I beleive it should work to install X4 on Win 7 64 bit.
    Cant say why it doesnt, but untill there is an answer, if you have at least Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, then turn on the Virtual PC and XP mode, that will enable you to instantly install X4. You can then create a Folder which you can reach from both Virtual PC / XP mode. So for example if you use X4 Photo-Paint or CorelDRAW to scan a image, then place it in that folder. Then if you need it, when not using Virtula PC/XP mode, you reach the folder and scanned images and files easily.

    Which win 7 do you have?

  • In reply to Stefan Lindblad:

    @ Ted: Formatted and installed Win7, then tried to re-install X4 from scratch. the setup file will not run at all, the error message I get is instantaneous.

    @ Stephan: Win7 Ultimate. I've read of people using that method on other forums, bu it seems strange, as X4 SHOULD run on Win7 64bit. Corel says it will. I'll try that method and see what happens...

  • In reply to Jeffrsnapln:

    ... erm... how do you do it? Embarrassed

  • In reply to Jeffrsnapln:

    BTW, I tried installing X3 and it runs fine. problem is all my drawings are x4 files.

  • In reply to Jeffrsnapln:

    Hi Jeff,

    If your X3 was good then X4 will.
    And Win 7 Ultimate would work.
    I have Win 7 PRO 64 bit myself.

    There might be something else causing the error then.
    X4 should install on your machine as well.


    When Corel in Canada and the rest of USA wake up, (Im in Sweden) more people will probably notice this post, and especially some Corel employees working in Canada, who might have a good suggestion and solving the issue. I will even send a link about this post to one Corel person especially.

    Ps. I DONT work at Corel, but I have a contact. Just so you dont ask me to "Corel-ish" questions ;-)

  • In reply to Jeffrsnapln:

    Jeffrsnapln

    ... erm... how do you do it? Embarrassed



    I know the feeling, but I made this very thing myself, regarding XP mode and installing X4, because my older Canon Scanner dont have a driver for Win 7 64 bit. But I do run CorelDRAW & Photopaint installed on Win 7 64 bit as well.

    But do see this as a temporary solution, Because you will be able to use X4 on Win 7 Ultimate.
    Promiss. I just dont remember what could be your specific issue to solve.

    You will have to make a setting in BIOS and then other things, but you can start to check this Microsoft page about this very thing.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx



    [edited by: Stefan Lindblad at 5:42 (GMT -5) on Mon, Jan 18 2010]
  • Jeffrsnapln

    Recently installed Win7 64bit, and Corel Draw X4 won't install. I just get an error message saying The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows that you're running. I've tried installing in compatibility mode for everything since XP SP2 and no luck. I was running Vista 64bit before and it ran fine.

    I've been using X4 on a Win7 x64 computer for the last few months without problems, installing from the original DVD and then upgrading to the latest Service Pack / Hot fix. There is no need to use the compatibility mode nor install as an administrator. I suppose you have followed the instructions in the read-me file to disable the anti-virus software (some are conflicting the installation)?

    I would recommend you contact the Corel technical support as we provide free support for installation problems - http://www.corel.com/contactus

    Gérard

  • I am also running X4 on a Windows7 64Bit system and it works great. No problems at all. It even seems to run better on this system than on XP

  • In reply to Gerard Metrailler:

    You see Jeff,
    There is always a solution.

    Gérard rocks! Period ;-)

  • I know this won't help, but I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and had no problems installing CorelDRAW X4 and run it every day.
     
     
  • In reply to Stefan Lindblad:

    Stefan Lindblad

    Hi Jeff,

    If your X3 was good then X4 will.
    And Win 7 Ultimate would work.
    I have Win 7 PRO 64 bit myself.

    There might be something else causing the error then.
    X4 should install on your machine as well.


    When Corel in Canada and the rest of USA wake up, (Im in Sweden) more people will probably notice this post, and especially some Corel employees working in Canada, who might have a good suggestion and solving the issue. I will even send a link about this post to one Corel person especially.

    Ps. I DONT work at Corel, but I have a contact. Just so you dont ask me to "Corel-ish" questions ;-)

     

    Not all employees are in Canada :P

    Back to subject: Are you installing from DVD or download. If you have a DVD please browse the DVD for the volinfo file. What does it say there?

     

  • In reply to Wijnanda:

    Wijnanda
    Not all employees are in Canada :P



    Sorry Wijnanda,

    You see, one learn something new everyday. Big Smile
    I guess its as true as fact that not all Swedes are as gloomy and silent people as in Ingmar Bergman movies either ;-)

    Greetings from a very snowy Stockholm, loonging for some spring weather now.

  • In reply to Stefan Lindblad:

    wrote in message news:75894@coreldraw.com...
    > H,
    >
    > I beleive it should work to install X4 on Win 7 64 bit.

    I've got it installed on Win7pro 64-bit - installed and runs fine
  • In reply to Hunter:

    Hi Folks,

    I am having the same problem with corel draw and win 7 pro 64 bit.

    I had it running fine on Vista Business 64 bit and after checking several times with Corel support and being assured it would work, I went ahead and upgraded to Win7.

    Everyting but Corel Draw works, photo paint is fine as are capture, duplex & sb profiler.

    Support keep telling me I am not the administrator and that is why it won't work, however as the only user of this PC I gave myself Admin rights at the very start as I am not worried about someone else being able to screw it up. I followed their instructions and turned off User Account Notifications which they said would make me admin..... I restarted as instructed and still no joy.

    I double checked in user accounts and made sure I had all admin rights so I have no idea wht this will just not work.

    I removed everything corel from my system, cleaned out all registry entries relating to corel and restarted my system.

    I then did a complete clean install from the original download file, exactly the same problem.

    I tried running the SP2 download only to be informed that the installation was unsuccessful as the program to be upgraded was not installed!

    So I uninstalled everything again and went to the corel website and downloaded the trial version, the logic being it is probably the latest release and if it works in trial more I can just activate it with my existing product key.

    WRONG! The download went fine, the install went fine but yet again corel draw will not load.

    All I get is 2 seconds of the Green Baloon "loading" splash screen then it just disappears.

    Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated as I have graphics to do for my degree course and don't have access to any other software that is capable enough for what I need.

    I will definitely be saving up for Adobe CS4 as I KNOW that works on 64 Bit Win 7 as I have used it. This wouldn't be the case if Corel took resolving this issue seriously but they don't seem to be doing anything to rectify or assist in identifying the cause.

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