Sometimes older software is no longer updated. Sometimes you just don’t want to pay for an update. In either case, if you’re running Windows 8.1 or 10, this solution may get you through the night.
Try using the Programs Troubleshooter built in to Windows which may allow older software to run. Just open the Control Panel and view by large or small icons. Select Troubleshooting. Then select Run programs made for previous versions of Windows and follow the directions.
You should not use the Program Compatibility troubleshooter on older antivirus programs, disk utilities, or other system programs because it might cause data loss or create a security risk.