Cannot find Microsoft Visual FoxPro support library; preventing a program from running

Hello. I am running a Dell Inspiron (2010, don't have the product numerics memorized) with Windows 7 64bit. I tried to move a prgram ovever I backed up from an 03 laptop, which ran fine, that also ran fine on a thumb drive and activated through the computer its plugged into. The prgram is a database software for Model Trains called Yard Office, but that won't mean much. I had to factory-reset the laptop due to video driver issues not letting videos play out, and had not run Yard Office before that. However, now, when I try to run Yard Office, it gives me the error in the title. I tried it in compatibility for MS03, with and without the servicepacks. None of those worked either, so I'm missing an obvious file that was on those systems. I do not however, know anything else about FoxPro beyond that. I tried searching it on Google (preferred over Bing. Sorry guys) and didn't understand what the website was saying, beyond it sounds like I'll have to buy something that I should already have.

Fat. Chance.

It's enitrely possib;e something got missed in the uploads when Dell reset me. Beyond that, I don't know anything else, and look to you for guidance. Thanks in advance!

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Hello Morgan D,

If the updated program does not run you might try and do a scannow to check for any system file errors. If that doesn't help, you may have to use a virtual program to get the older software to run.

First, let's run System File checker to see if you have any corrupted system files.

Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type:
sfc /scannow

This will check for any integrity violations and fix any corrupted operating system files.

Restart your system.


If that doesn't help, then read the following information.
If you run Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate version, install Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx) and execute your software in Windows XP.

 

If you run Windows 7 Home Premium, try VirtualBox (www.virtualbox.org) or VMware Player (www.vmware.com) and install a separate copy of Windows XP (either Home Edition or Professional) for that purpose.You can find virtualization software free of charge that will run on Windows 7 Home Premium.

 

Sincerely,


Marilyn
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Last updated October 17, 2019 Views 46,818 Applies to: