How do I get an older program to run in Windows 10?
Posted on 2016-10-02
I recently managed to get the old freeware Macro Maker to run without much sweat in Windows 7. It gets the job that involves lots of repetitive renaming done very well.
I've been told that there are several ways to get such programs to run in Windows 10. I've tried to get Macro Maker to run in Windows 10, but so far, no luck. So, if there are any experts who want to play around with this problem and get the solution to me, by all means, go for the 500 points!
NEEDED NOTICE: I am NOT a tech. I'm not a beginning computer user, but I'm NOT A TECH. If I was, I wouldn't be posting a question here. Now, in case this is not clear, let me put it this way: I AM NOT A TECH!
NEEDED NOTICE # 2 : I have already installed and looked at about a dozen low-level macro programs, free and otherwise, and have not seen one that is as simple to use as Macro Maker, or in fact, simple at all. If you're a pseudo expert who likes to suggest "simple" solutions in the form of suggesting other programs, fine---BUT if you're going to take that course, I fully expect that you will walk me through the 18 keystrokes (no mouse moves) of the short macro I need to show me exactly how it works. Zero points for solutions with no real meat in them!
I insist on this because....I AM NOT A TECH. But I HAVE received replies to other posts from experts who just don't seem to understand what I'm saying.
FYI, the basic macro is run by the F1 key, and 10 others which are the same except for simple numbers, are activated by F2-F11. Then, a second similar macro is run by SHIFT+F1 on up to SHIFT+11 in the same way