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How Can I Prepare BibleWorks 7 and Prior Versions to Run in Newer Windows Versions? (Vista, Windows 7, 8 & 10)
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-02763 Views: 67552 Created: 2012-08-05 19:00 Last Updated: 2018-08-15 11:10 100 Rating/ 1 Voters
To improve system security of a PC running Windows, Microsoft has introduced User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista. This feature has continued into the versions that have followed. For BibleWorks, this means that some settings changes are needed to enable the ability to perform periodic updates. For BibleWorks 6 and 7 (revision A01), these settings changes are accomplished by applying the corresponding BibleWorks UAC Fix file.

For those who have purchased BibleWorks 7 Revision A02 or a later version (BibleWorks 8 and following), no additional patch is necessary. These programs install fully compatible with Windows Vista and after. (Check the face of Program Disk 1 of the BibleWorks 7 installation set to determine which revision set you have.)

For BibleWorks 5 (and previous BibleWorks versions), as well as non-English language versions of Windows, one will need to make the changes manually to the folder properties of the BibleWorks version installed. (See the FAQ Can I Run Early Versions of BibleWorks in Vista and Later Versions of Windows? for detailed instructions.) Caveat: these versions of BibleWorks may at best be only partially functional in these later versions of Windows.

To apply the UAC Fix patch, take the following steps:
1. First, install BibleWorks to the computer running Vista, Win 7, Win 8 or Win 10.
2. When installation is complete, restart Windows.
(Remember, once Windows has restarted, do NOT run BibleWorks as yet. If BibleWorks is opened in these environments before the patch has been run, it will be necessary to uninstall and reinstall BibleWorks again.)

3. Download the UAC Fix zip file from the BibleWorks webpage

For BibleWorks 7, revision A01: Click Here
For BibleWorks 6: Click here

4. Extract the UAC Fix file to an easy to access location, such as the Windows desktop.
a. Click with your right mouse button on the downloaded file.
b. Choose Extract All... from the pop-up menu.
c. Follow the prompts to extract the folder to your desired location.
5. Open the folder containing the UAC Fix patch file, then double-click the file to execute it
6. Follow the prompts that occur as follows:
a. Open File - Security Warning - Choose RUN.
b. User Account Control - Choose CONTINUE.
c. Welcome to the BibleWorks X.0 UAC Upgrade Patch - Choose NEXT.
d. The Setup Status box will display. No action required.
e. InstallShield Wizard Complete - Choose FINISH
f. Restart Windows again.
7. After running the patch and restarting Windows, run BibleWorks. Note the version number on the splash screen. (You can also open HELP > ABOUT BIBLEWORKS to see this information.)
8. Run the BibleWorks Updater by clicking HELP > BIBLEWORKS ON THE INTERNET > CHECK FOR UPDATES. (This differs slightly in BibleWorks 6.)
9. Scan the list of updates to find one named BibleWorks Executable, and place a checkmark in its box.
a. Note the version number for it. (It will begin with a single digit, that is, a 7, followed by a period, then four more digits and a letter.)
b. Do not select other patches at this time; save those until after step 12.
10. Click the APPLY SELECTED UPDATES button.
11. Note, once again, the version as BibleWorks opens. The last part of the version number should correspond to the update selected above in step 9.
a. In the updater list, the version may appear as 7.020e or the like, while the version number that displays when the program starts may be 7.0.020e.6 or later.
b. If the selection chosen were 7.020e.6, but after applying and restarting, the version showed as something earlier, 7.0.012 for example, then the updated executable was not applied, and something has not been correctly configured.

12. If the version number is the same, the patch has succeeded. You may now apply other patches, as desired.

Please note that the KOR, Korean version does not work in BibleWorks 7 when installed under Windows 10. BibleWorks, as a service to its customers, always seeks to include the most reliable versions available of its texts.  A Korean version with the abbreviation KOR was originally distributed for BibleWorks 7, but Korean customers told us it was virtually similar but inferior in quality to the Korean Revised Version (KRV), which BibleWorks chose to include in its place as a result.  The legacy KOR version cannot be compiled under Windows 10, and there are no plans to modify it for Windows 10 compatibility.

Last Updated: RG/June 16, 2018