Help: How to install a Logos CD product whose setup.exe won't run on 64-bit OS?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 8 2010 10:28 PM

I just received my brand new copy of the Oxford Bible Commentary for Logos (a discontinued product, but it was still available on CD via an online retailer). I tried installing it (prepared to do the usual rigamarole with installing into Logos 3, which I still have on my machine), but the setup.exe on the CD (dated 2001) won't run on my OS (64-bit Vista).

Is there any way I can install this, without having to call Customer Service? I no longer have any working XP machine connected to the Internet.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 10:45 PM

Find a friend who does have XP, Install and sync, then uninstall?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 11:08 PM

Todd Phillips:

Find a friend who does have XP, Install and sync, then uninstall?

Uggh. Well, I guess I can resurrect my XP machine (it does actually still boot) and get it back connected to the Internet (that means disconnecting my main PC and wireless network for the time being) just for this if that's what it's gonna take. I was hoping there was some easier workaround like downloading an install program from the Web.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 8 2010 11:50 PM

Rosie Perera:
Uggh. Well, I guess I can resurrect my XP machine (it does actually still boot) and get it back connected to the Internet (that means disconnecting my main PC and wireless network for the time being) just for this if that's what it's gonna take. I was hoping there was some easier workaround like downloading an install program from the Web.

I haven't heard of any other way.  I wonder what support would tell you.  That they don't support it, probably. Or else they'd take your word for it and unlock it without an install.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2010 12:53 AM

OK, I finally got it to work. Installing an old LLS 2.0 resource from scratch turned out to be even trickier than I thought. Here's how I did it, for future reference (and I'll copy this to the wiki, too):

1. Installed from CD on a machine running 32-bit Windows (in my case, XP), connected to the Internet.

2. Since Logos 2 does not do any license syncing over the Internet, I had to also install/run Logos 3. It seems to have found my new resource unlocked somehow without my having to do anything special (the CD was still in).

3. Ran Synchronize Licenses from Logos 3.

4. Came back to my Vista x64 machine and ran Logos 3 (already previously installed)

5. Ran Tools > Library Management > Synchronize Licenses.

6. Moved CD over from old PC to new one.

7. Ran Tools > Library Management > Location Manager and copied new resource off CD (this step not strictly necessary; I probably could have run scan directly off the CD, but I wanted to test to be sure the unlocked license had come across to L3 OK)

8. Opened Logos 4 and ran scan C:\Program Files (x86)\Libronix DLS\Resources.

9. Closed Logos 4

10. Opened Logos 4 again and waited for it to Index

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 9 2010 1:00 AM

Rosie Perera:
I was hoping there was some easier workaround like downloading an install program from the Web.

I can run Setup from an older L3 CD in my 64-bit OS so you may have a 16-bit Logos 2.x CD. It will be quicker to get the Serial number activated by Customer Services.

EDIT: just saw your 10 step solution Hmm

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