Windows 8 Users: I have
spend some time at a local Best Buy playing with the computers and
Windows 8. I have found the same screens that allow the use of
programs for previous of Windows on the Windows 8 system. So the
procedure below for Windows 7 should also work for Windows 8.
I have now loaded Silhouette Ballistics on my new all in one computer
with Windows 8. The procedure for Windows 7 works just fine,
however it is like everything on Windows 8 just a bit more
challenging. If you can find the control panel you can load make
it run. The download from microsoft for the help program also
worked fine for me. I got the Silhouette Ballistics 21 pinned to
my start screen but I have no idea how that happen.
I have loaded Silhouette
Ballistics 21.0 on a notebook computer with the new Windows 7 operating
system. It runs just fine, however you must do a few extra steps
after installing the program to make it run in Windows 7.
Silhouette Ballistics and trying to run
the Exterior Ballistics Program you
will get a pop up window
showing an error code 0x8002801c about the Msflxgrd.ocx not
registered. There are four Microsoft support
included with Silhouette Ballistics that will cause this error.
You may use the following procedure to correct this problem.
However, you may have to be the
"Administrator" on your
logging onto your computer as the Administrator, click the Windows
Logo button in the lower left corner of the screen and click - Control
Panel - in the pop-up menu.
select Programs, it has more
then uninstall programs.
the "Programs and Features" heading select "Run programs made for
previous versions of Windows". Windows 7 will scan and fix.
Now Silhouette Ballistics Exterior Ballistic Program should run,
the built in "Help System" will not. Press the F1 key and
somewhere there will be a pop up window telling you the Help is in
Windows Help Format and needs another file. If you are connected
on line select online help and Microsoft will walk you through the
steps to download the needed file.