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Unable to install Miliki Super Compressor on Windows 7

By wyndham ·
Miliki Super Compressor is a WinZip type alternative specifically for images (etc) and compresses them far more effectively - at least it did so when it came out a few years ago.

The problem is I can't get it to install correctly on Windows 7 64bit. Consequently I have several image archives I can't access.

I've tried installing using compatibility mode but this didn't help.

So, any suggestions as to how I can get this to install and run successfully, or, is there another way to access the image archives with the QCF extension?

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Tricky

by TobiF In reply to Unable to install Miliki ...

Seems that this program:
1. Uses a proprietary format
2. Hasn't been updated since 2003 (so, probably, may use some older drivers that don't mount well in Win64...)
3. Uses destructive compression.
4. The company's website is currently unavailable, the google cache shows a page with very limited information. (Main information is how to pay for their programs...)

I'd suggest you mount the program on an older system just in order to convert your archives into more open formats. (Good thing that hard drives storage space has gone down in price over these years...)

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And then

by seanferd In reply to Tricky

move on to a new compression utility. 7zip is free and offers high compression, especially in the 7z format.

Yes, the sites are looking rather down:
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.miliki.net

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://www.quikcat.com/

Although the domains seem to exist:
http://www.robtex.com/dns/miliki.net.html

http://www.robtex.com/dns/quikcat.com.html

MmHmmm:
http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-2634257/QuikCat-to-fight-involuntary-bankruptcy.html
2003!

Indeed, it appears to be a rather lossy compressor:
http://encode.ru/threads/203-QuikCAT-Miliki-Super-Compressor

CNet page:
http://download.cnet.com/Miliki-Super-Compressor-Pro/3000-2250_4-10206864.html
Does not indicate OS support beyond XP. 64-bit OS not mentioned.

Google cache:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:RgSSF888pOEJ:www.miliki.net/+Miliki+Super+Compressor

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Appears that this isn't suitable for anything newer than XP

by OH Smeg In reply to Tricky

So if the OP has a high enough version of 7 they can load XP Mode and run it in that maybe.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

Of course they would need a 32 Bit Version of XP to work with as this app doesn't seem to be supported by the 64 Bit versions.

Of course if the OP still has their old computer they could decompress the images on that and them move them to the new 7 system.

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Have to find a Win XP system to borrow

by wyndham In reply to Unable to install Miliki ...

Thanks for the replies. It looks like I'll have to find an XP system to borrow, and unpack my Miliki archives for transfer to my current PC.

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If this isn't a home edition of 7

by seanferd In reply to Have to find a Win XP sys ...

you should have an XP license, and you should be able to install XP mode 32-bit. (Well, both are installed, but there is no 64-bit VM support AFAIK, so it will be 32-bit XP regardless.)

<i>If you buy Windows 7 Professional, you get the right to download and use a licensed copy of XP, neatly packaged in a VHD and ready to run in the XP Mode environment.</i>
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/why-all-the-fuss-over-xp-mode/896

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Thank you

by wyndham In reply to If this isn't a home edit ...

I hadn't fully explored XP mode and will do it now.

Thank you for the suggestion and advice.

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