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I have retired. I have over 25 yea

I have retired. I have over 25 yea

I have retired. I have over 25 yea

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I have retired. I have over 25 years of Mathcad files that reside on a WinXP virtual machine.
I need to make this available to someone at the company.
I could just leave them the virtual machine.
Another option is to upgrade the old Mathcad 13 files to the latest Mathcad Prime.
The problem I have had is that the symbolic solver in Mathcad 14 could not solve problems I could with Mathcad 13.
I would like to know if this has been fixed and whether I can convert my files to the new format easily.
IRStuff has an idea of what I do.
What I would like to know is if anybody would be willing to try running one of my more complicated symbolic problems on the latest version of Mathcad Prime just to see if Mathcad Prime is ready.
I actually bought Mathematica. Mathimatica could only solve about 1/3 of the problems I couldn't solve with Mathcad 13.
It would take too much effort to convert Mathcad 13 files to Mathematica files by hand.

Peter Nachtwey
Delta Computer Systems
http://www.deltamotion.com
http://forum.deltamotion.com/
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RE: I have retired. I have over 25 yea

I had the same situation a few years ago, as I upgraded to Windows 7 but my ancient copy of MC 5 wouldn't install on it. Installed it on a XP VM for a while, but then I just accepted my fate; upgraded to MC 13. It opens old MCD files.

How about accessing your virtual machine and get them out of jail. Many ways:
a) save the files to an administrator user folder on the hard drive
b) save the files to a USB stick. MCAD files are small
c) use IE to upload the files to a cloud space like Dropbox

Once they are out of the VM prison, try to open the most complex one you can think of in Prime and see what happens.

Notify us of the results.

I have tried Prime, and I have given Mathematica the trial run. Sticking with MC13, thank you.

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