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1881 Census Discs
« on: Tuesday 04 October 16 12:49 BST (UK) »
Way back, I invested in the LDS sets of discs for the 1881 British Census and for the British Isles Vital Records Index.  The Resource File Viewer is included.

I have no use for them now and wonder if anyone else would like them, for cost of postage.  It seems a shame to ditch them!

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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 13:07 BST (UK) »
I expect there are 1000's of redundant sets lying untouched in drawers now.

I know mine are.

You see a lot in charity shops, well you do around my way.

Good luck with your offer.

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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 13:32 BST (UK) »
The only trouble is that the discs will only run on Windows XP. I have both the UK 1881 and USA 1880 discs which, having got rid of my XP computer, are now useless.

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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 14:51 BST (UK) »
The only trouble is that the discs will only run on Windows XP. I have both the UK 1881 and USA 1880 discs which, having got rid of my XP computer, are now useless.

My BIVRI2 and NBI2 disks - neither of which would work with Windows7 - both work fine in Windows10. :)
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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 15:29 BST (UK) »
It looks as though I shall have to find a charity shop which will accept them, so my offer is withdrawn.
Thanks for your your interest and comments.
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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 October 16 16:02 BST (UK) »
Apparently the discs wont won't work on a 64-bit PC.

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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 February 18 01:46 GMT (UK) »
I have managed to get the BVRI discs to work on windows 10, but I still can't get the 1881 discs to work, anyone got any ideas on what to try? 
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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 February 18 17:55 GMT (UK) »
I've kept a working Windows XP machine to deal with this kind of issue. I decided the safest approach to my family history collection was to have an 'offline' PC which uses XP era software. It doesn't have all the whistles and bells, but it is impossible for anyone to access via the internet and cause damage.

The benefits include not needing to update software on a regular basis, being able to use old software (e.g. 1881 Census), not having to transfer data each time the machine is upgraded, and having a slightly more relaxed approach to backups as the risk of virus attack or hacking is minimal.

If all you need to do is to be able to access the 1881 CD's then I would look into getting an old XP machine - people regularly give them away on sites like Freecycle. Just don't connect it to the internet and you'll be fine  :)

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Re: 1881 Census Discs
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 17 February 18 18:12 GMT (UK) »
For things that will only run on XP we use free VMware software to create a virtual XP environment on our Windows 10 PCs. It's fairly easy to set up and use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_Workstation_Player
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