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Difficulties installing old Microsoft Streets & Trips on a new laptop
Diane C
Although my family nickname has been always been "Geek", it originated in the days when I was the tallest, skinniest kid in the class, wa-a-ay before technology adopted the term. I'm a complete non-geek, so please forgive me if this is a dumb question, even if it is coming from a "Geek".

I use a company-provided laptop with limited admin rights. I have Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 that was installed on my old (company-owned) laptop. It (the laptop) has been replaced (yay!) and I'd like to install S&T 2008 on the new one, mostly so I can view/edit my saved maps, which were transferred over. My company doesn't let us install new self-purchased off the shelf software, so I was hoping to reinstate my old 2008 version. I have the disc and product key. The new machine is Windows XP. I tried a regular install, but had no luck. I've scanned through tons of posts and don't see this topic. It's possible that I didn't look back far enough or that all you smart computer folks already know some reason why this can't be done.
tcassidy
You probably need administrarive rights to install it. Check with your IT rep.

Terry
Diane C
Thanks, Tcassidy, et al. I probably should have used a few more words. I do have temporary rights so I can install this program. First try I got message "This title is designed to work in a DVD-ROM PC with Microsoft Windows". I think I'm okay there. I got past that and started the install...

**Update** I just tried to install again so I could give you the exact error message and lo & behold, it worked! I don't really care about construction updates, so I'm back in business! Hooray and thanks for the good thoughts.
tcassidy
Good work. Probably just a smudge or scratch on the DVD. It is getting a little long in the tooth!

Terry
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