Can anyone please advise on an installation problem with Greetings Workshop installation. I've been trying to install from the original disc onto my upgraded PC which is now running XP pro, and am getting error messages: "Could not initialise GWUTIL.dll" and: "I am having trouble with a database"
I know this is an old programme which originally came with Win 95, but it seemed to work on my previous set-up with XP home. Is there any way round this, or can anyone suggest a suitable alternative. Thanks in advance.
You can run Greetings Workshop in Windows XP or Windows Vista Basic if you run Windows XP or Windows Vista Basic as Virtual PC sessions with the proper settings. Virtual PC lets me 'dial in' the memory available to the OS.
For Windows XP: set memory size to 786mb or less works, set to 787mb or greater does not work.
For Windows Vista Basic: set memory size to 903mb or less works, set to 904mb or greater does not work.
You do not need to use any compatibility settings with Greetings Workshop... just control the amount of memory available to the OS. I have no idea why this works, but this does explain issues like "I upgraded my Windows XP computer and now Greetings Workshop no longer runs".
Best of luck... I have no idea why this fixes the problem, but am happy to say that I now have a new solution to an old problem."