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divorcedoctor

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Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 6:12 PM
 
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Just tried to open Kindle for PC and it had expired so I downloaded the new version 1:15:43061

But it does not open - anyone have any suggestions?
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 6:15 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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I'd try a full uninstall / reinstall the new version*, but I don't know if that's going to lose you your books. :(

  • in other words, a divorce / remarry. ;)
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 7:20 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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OK I did that and downloaded exe file again but still nothing happens when I try to open, so I figure they are telling me in a "cop out" mode that they no longer support Kindle for PC.

I can use Cloud for reading but there were other reasons I was using Kindle for PC

So looks like divorce but as Ennis said re remarry, "Once bitten....", which went right over Alma's head.

Edited by: divorcedoctor on Apr 6, 2016 7:22 PM
angelakulig

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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 7:24 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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What are you running it on? 8? 10?
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 7:40 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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I'm running 1.15.0 (43061) under Win7 with no problems. Not sure what to suggest next.

Edit: One thought: If absolutely nothing happens when you try to open the install--not even an error message--then maybe it's a permissions thing. Are you logged in as an admin?

Edited by: Joseph M Erhardt on Apr 6, 2016 8:15 PM
divorcedoctor

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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 8:15 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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I'm on Vista, so I am thinking that is the issue

Will try on my Windows 7 notepad
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 8:18 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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See my update to my earlier post.

Vista: Installing Vista is the last capital offense remaining in the galaxy. (That's from Spock, himself.)

Actually, I am surprised you can run it. A friend had it on a laptop, and the OS got slower and more sluggish with every Windows update. And that's been a few years now. The PC became unusable.
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 8:38 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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OK it worked fine on Notepad so looks like a Vista vs Amazon issue

Really it is a good excuse not to continue doing my famous Kindle Flip Pages for folk as I really am tired of the constant changes to the Kindle system which means I need to update my macros to make these amazing sites.

Doing Apps for mobile now and far more interesting and profitable
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 7, 2016 8:39 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Actually, I am surprised you can run it. A friend had it on a laptop, and the OS got slower and more sluggish with every Windows update. And that's been a few years now. The PC became unusable.

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You remind me that it is 21 years now since Bill Gates introduced unstable OSs with Windows95 (in 1995), and my bitter experience tells me Vista was not one of the worst.

I hate the thought of needing to buy a new PC that has Win8 etc as it seems he has simply made the main interface to look like a tablet. The best interface was Win 3.1 etc before Windows 95 took over, but wow it makes heaps of money for Bill & Co.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 7, 2016 8:51 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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Do you have to go Win8? Wouldn't Win10 be better? I still support VB6 code for clients and was barely able to install, and get running, the VB6 compiler under Win7 (64-bit). No way do I dare upgrade to Win10. I just don't trust Microsoft. Been burned too many times.
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Apr 8, 2016 3:41 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Win 10 by all accounts is a very good OS. Microsoft seems to do this in alternation: Win 98 excellent, Win ME awful, Win XP excellent, Vista awful, Win 7 excellent, Win 8 so bad that they decided to skip "9" in hopes that everyone would think 8 was so long ago it didn't matter, and now Win 10 another winner.

I'm sticking with Win 7, however (and 32 bit at that, for reasons of my own). I upgraded my laptop to Win 10 on the free offer but lost my internet access. This turned out to be a fairly common experience, so I rolled it back to 7. I've missed the free upgrade, but I'm sure it will all be sorted by the time I buy new computer.

I think it was notable that Dell kept selling Win 7 machines until Win 10 had been released, just as if 8 had never existed.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 9:59 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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This is a plug for an idea of mine. I can mail a small package of books on floppy disks over to Amazon Kindle's office.
That will cost very little. Plastic is light and compact. Not like paper books. You can also upload it on any PC. each
floppy has 1.4 KB on it of data. Then, customers can order to have that kind of product shipped to them. My motive
was a bit cynical. I simply cannot create any kind of paper version of any of my Ebooks without great stress and
huge amounts of time and energy spent. Or even wasted. This is an argument for Cyberspace, against Luddites
and against paper books. It is an exercise in philosophy, more than anything alse. We know that. Again, so what.
But if we want better book publishing, and convenient reading, for SERIOUS READERS only... THEN GET INTO THIS.

I could have used Contact Us, but they are busy. They also have too many hidden agendas. So do I. I may even sell
my books on CDs or floppies to real stores like Indigo. That may make me money. This is only a debate on technical
stuff and may not be that important.

I am curious to see if any other authors can offer such an offer. This is easier to do than Create Space.
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 11:41 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Notjohn wrote:
Win 10 by all accounts is a very good OS. Microsoft seems to do this in alternation: Win 98 excellent, Win ME awful, Win XP excellent, Vista awful, Win 7 excellent, Win 8 so bad that they decided to skip "9" in hopes that everyone would think 8 was so long ago it didn't matter, and now Win 10 another winner.
Windows 10 is the best OS they have. At first, I thought it almost needed a day to catch on to non-Windows apps. Maybe it did for all I know. I loved 98 and XP but 10 leaves them in the dust.
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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 3:38 PM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
 
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You had to bring up a thread that is almost a year old, and on something not related to whatever ramble you got stuck in your head? TIP: People don't use floppy disks anymore. Good grief.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Kindle for PC
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 4:37 PM   in response to: grandmaster in response to: grandmaster
 
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grandmaster wrote:
You had to bring up a thread that is almost a year old, and on something not related to whatever ramble you got stuck in your head? TIP: People don't use floppy disks anymore. Good grief.

I don't know about that. My little file table used to wobble. Now it doesn't.

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