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Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

(OP)
Hi,

I'm visiting because the posts here are the most recent and relevant.  I've been using Sidekick for years.  For the past 5 years, I've been using Sidekick 2 in XP (SP2) with no problems.  I make daily entries in the Notes module, and maintain several Card files.

I just got a new computer with Windows 7.  As others have posted, I can't get it to run in Windows 7.  
(I was able to install and run NetPad and an old free version of ACDSee.  I have a Sidekick 95 disk somewhere, but I can't find it.)  

I was able to locate and download Sidekick 99, which runs fine on XP, but as others have posted, won't install in Windows 7.  So I've been searching for a Sidekick 98 download, and just going in circles.  Every website posted on google which says "download" (free or not) does not have it for download.

I tried the ftp Starfish link I saw posted here, but I get only Website Not Found messages.  (On one page, I saw a notice that they're trying to sell the domain.)

Since posters here have said that only Sidekick 98 can run in Win 7, I would so much appreciate it if someone can give me a lead to where I can download it.  

Kami
89ks67@verizon.net

RE: Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

Click the FAQ button and you will see the answer.  In summary, here is the link you need:

http://siderealb0x.250free.com/

Doug

RE: Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

(OP)
Thank you for both the reply and for archiving this old but great software.

I have an update from after I posted this, which might be of interest to readers here.  I was searching for the SKW95 diskette, when I suddenly "found" a SK-99 CD!  I didn't even know I had it.

I then put the CD in the new Win 7 computer.... and it installed and the software seems to be running okay ... even the next day when I booted up the computer.

The only problem I had, which I might have caused, is that I wasn't able to shut it down, because I didn't realize it was minimized and not closed when I tried to shut down Windows.  Apparently, Win 7 won't close when software is open.

Kami

RE: Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

(OP)
P.S.  SK 99 automatically installed in XP compatibility mode.

RE: Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

You're welcome but I have to point out that it was not I who archived all of this old Sidekick software.  

By the way, I have been using Sidekick 2 for years now, most recently with Win XP, and have not had problems.  I did try SideKick 98 but found no reason to change over.  The primary way I use Sidekick is to keep track of my various contacts and, most importantly, I have found the Card Log feature to be invaluable in keeping track of communications with people over the years.

The main reason I have resisted transitioning to some other PIM is that I cannot figure out an easy way of converting the Card Log data and integrating it into another PIM.

Long live SideKick!

Doug   

RE: Starfish Sidekick in Windows 7 - can't locate V98... Please help!

(OP)
Same here, SKW 2 on XP/SP2 for years.  I'm embarrassed to say this, but one reason I didn't start using a later version is because I like the different color tabs in SK2.  But it won't load in Win 7.  

Thanks to whoever did the archiving.... and

Ditto on the Long Live Sidekick!!

Kami

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