MS WORKS SUITE 2005 program disc will not load in Windows 10 in my HP Pav. laptop ,But will load & work in my ASUS desktop
I have a number of WORKS .wdb files I use often. When I got my HP Pavilion laptop I try to load my original MS WORKS SUITE 2005 program disc & It wouldn't load. I tried everything But the disc spins awhile then stops. I researched it here & got all comments that WORKS won't work with Windows 10 Home. So I gave up & used a old computer with XP on it to run my files. WAS A PAIN with 2 computers. WORKS worked fine in XP.
Now I bought a new computer for a desktop with a tower. It is a ASUS M32 with Windows 10 Home also. Same program as the HP laptop. I'm running everything as a duplicate: same virus/malware protection, same browsers, same files, same pics & music. Two Identical desktops. Since some out there in MS community said they had no problems with running WORKS in Windows 10, I thought I'd try my MS program disc in it. Loaded & works just perfect, Just like the XP computer. I can work on any .wdb files & no issues at all. So I went back to the HP laptop to try again. It WILL NOT WORK. I tried putting the disc in, It spins but doesn't show up. I tried to check the registry for Lower & Upper filters (there are none). I tried to copy all the files from the disc in the other computer & bring them over on a flash drive & put them on the desktop. It will not AUTORUN or run as Adm.
This much I know is that WORKS WILL work in Windows 10 Home just fine. It is that HP that won't work. The disc drive will burn a disc. Play a DVD movie or CD. It's not a bad drive, It's set up in BIOS. It knows it's there & see itself fine. Doesn't need a driver. BUT it cannot run that MS WORKS program disc. (It is a original--not a copy--& I have the key codes on the box). Can Anyone Please help? Tell me WHY ? The other answer I heard was to buy another External drive w/ a USB plug & feed it that way. But I think the drive isn't the problem. What do you think?