How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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I bought this software last week, but the PC cannot install the DVD. The Corel support told me the programm does not work on Windows 10 and sent me this link. Is there anyone who can give me advice? e? Thank you very much.
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Re: How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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Hi

I have just installed X3 on Windows 10 without problems.

When you install you are asked for Name, Company and serial number

Fill in all boxes, i use Home as Company
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Hi Trevor,

thank you for your advice. The point is, the computer does not read the DVD.

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Re: How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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Hi

Reading the disc should have little to do with installing the program.

Are you having any problems with other discs? is your disc drive working correctly?
Are you able to use a friends PC, maybe running W7 to try your disc.

If so copy the contents to a USB stick, then try installing from that.
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I just want to let people here know that in my experience PhotoImpact even the older PhotoImpact 12 runs fine on Windows 7 64bit, as well as on Windows 10. I have been intensively using it on Windows 7 from 2010 to 2016, and for about one year now I'm using it without any troubles on Windows 10 64 bit. I now additionally installed PhotoImpact X3 on Win 10 64 bit, no problems again. So I can agree that the install problem from DVD has nothing to do with this software. That Corel says it's not for Win10 is only because it wasn't written for it, so they don't want to make any promises.
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Re: How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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Hi

Thanks for the conformation that IP runs ok on Windows 10, I certainly agree with your comment
“That Corel says it's not for Win10 is only because it wasn't written for it, so they don't want to make any promises.”
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Re: How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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Just a bit of advice based on my own experience.

I'm on the Windows Insider program. PhotoImpact X3 worked fine on Windows 10 until a month or so ago, then after each Insider build update it wouldn't. I rolled back each time and it was fine again, but I was missing build after build of Windows. I contacted Corel and they told me the same - PI isn't supported on W10 anymore.

At some point, the changes on the Insider builds WILL make it through to W10 in the wild, so PI is almost certainly going to stop working as a standard installation.

I used PI from at least 2001, and upgraded successively. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend, but it HAS been obsolete for some years now. X3 first ran under Vista. If I rememember (I might be wrong), I think the (or "a") version before that which ran on XP wouldn't run on Vista, hence the upgrade for me at the time.
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Re: How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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I am not sure that it is correct to call a programme you can still buy 'obsolete' -- PhotoImpact is still available from Corel here :-
http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/products ... 1457798507

at the present time mine is still working perfectly on Win 10 - how long do the insider changes you mentioned take to get out to the general public

the original complaint here goes back way before any recent updates so as Trevor has already suggested the problem sounds much more like a faulty disc or faulty disc reader - but since it has not been pursued then I guess the OP has got around the problem somehow
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Re: How to install photoimpact X3 with DVD on Windows 10?

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I don't know, Brian - the "insider" doesn't know what has changed in the guts of the OS, just what he sees on the outside. My comment was more to do with those about it working with W10, not the OP.

There are some very early changes that may never see the light of day, and some which are release candidates (RCs) and are theoretically soon to be released in normal Windows updates to typical users. Those RCs can go wild within months.

I didn't realise PhotoImpact was still available - although Corel only says it works up to XP/Vista so I guess I, along with everyone else, was lucky to have it survive W7's whole lifetime and a year of W10 into the bargain. When I started with it at least as early as 2001 (though I originally got into it through an 'SE' giveaway with another application) it was owned by Ulead. I know that Corel took Ulead over around 2008, and some time after it was announced that development on PhotoImpact would stop and PSP would be the core application (2009). The last version was X3. The gospel according to Wikipedia says that 13 and X3 are the same. It's weird that Nova Developments USA are also selling their own branded version (as "Pro") on Amazon, though Wiki points out this is identical to X3.

PhotoImpact's sudden death on my system this year was a shame after so much use. I simply upgraded to PSP after trialling it for a day and seeing it was at least as good as (learning curve notwithstanding). I guess my use of the term "obsolete" is not quite accurate in one sense, but in the sense that PhotoImpact development stopped before W7 was released, it has a grain of truth for the whole of W7's lifetime and beyond.

I suspect Corel knew it worked with W7 just wanted to capitalise on a decent program while there was still a huge market among XP/W7 users. That's probably less true now.
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