I just bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 installed, upgraded it to 8.1. As I trudge along the learning curve, I read that neither of my earlier versions of Microsoft FP (2002) or Office (2000) would run under Windows 8.
But not accepting everything Microsoft says at face value, I decided to try to install them, and failed, getting the message "Error 1919. Error configuring ODBC data source: Visual Fox Pro Database. ODBC error 6. Component not found in the registry. Verify that the Visual Fox Pro Database exists and that you can access it."
I am NOT a tech, just an average computer user. My questions:
(1) Am I correct in assuming that even if I installed the "Visual Fox Pro Database" that Windows 8 just won't let me run the programs, and that there is no workaround?
(2) I have seen several writeups online for a Windows XP emulation (?simulation) for Window 8. Would one of these be able to let me run the programs?
(3) Or should I just install Open Office and learn ho to use it?
I've been using these ancient programs simply because they're all I need for the work I do. I don't see any reason to spend money on a super-duper upgrade filled with bells and whistles I'll never use.