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    Default Installing BW7 on Windows 10

    I made the mistake of changing my operating system to Windows 10 before checking to see if BW7 was compatible. Now I find that BW has gone out of business. Windows 10 came out in July 2015 so I'm assuming there was a download at some point for BW7 users. Anybody know where those can be found? The "Downloads" page on this site only seems to cover the most recent ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonflowers View Post
    I made the mistake of changing my operating system to Windows 10 before checking to see if BW7 was compatible. Now I find that BW has gone out of business. Windows 10 came out in July 2015 so I'm assuming there was a download at some point for BW7 users. Anybody know where those can be found? The "Downloads" page on this site only seems to cover the most recent ones.
    If you have BW7 installation media and an activation code, you should be able to install it on a Windows 10 pc. This knowledgebase article indicates that: https://kb.bibleworks.com/index.php?/article/AA-03000
    The problem is that there are no updates for BW7 online since BW closed. If you have a backup of BW7, you could use it to update BW7 to the state it was in when you made the backup.

    The following is taken from the BW homepage on June 12, 2018 (before BW closed).

    How can I backup and restore my current installation?
    At the end of June program and database updates will no longer be available online, except for the BibleWorks 10 maintenance updates referred to earlier. If you want to install or reinstall BibleWorks at a later date:

    1. Ensure you have keep your BibleWorks activation codes in a safe place.
    2. BibleWorks 10 users will need to download the final installation media image (available on our website in July) and use it for future installations.
    3. If you have a version prior to 10, you need to back up your BibleWorks folder now using whatever backup program you prefer. If you need to reinstall BibleWorks later, use your original installation media to install BibleWorks, followed by a restoration of the backup.
    Last edited by now john; 03-01-2019 at 09:20 AM.

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