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Updating the Langenscheidt eWörterbuch software October 2, 2013

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Tech tips, Tools.
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I am once again reinstalling my programs on a fresh OS. I started getting a Blue Screen of Death every few minutes and the computer would reboot. After the PC was in the repair shop twice the techs finally think it may have gotten a corrupted driver when the latest round of patches were installed. The only solution if I wanted the computer back after the two weeks it was there the last time was a fresh reinstall of the operating system. Many e-dictionaries are no longer compatible with Windows 7, so here is a link on the Langenscheidt website to updates & patches: http://www.langenscheidt.de/Service/Support/Updates_und_Patches. Simply download the eWörterbücher software, uninstall any existing installation and install the software. After it has been installed open the program using the Start menu and place your CD-ROM into your optical drive (be sure to not choose the automatic installation). Select >>> Datei >>> Bücher hinzufügen and select your CD-ROM drive. The dictionary files will then be added to the software. This means you don’t have to throw out all of your e-dictionaries! I own quite a few Langenscheidt e-dictionaries and have only been able to install my Acolada Unilex dictionaries up to now.

I lost all my e-mails (but luckily no data – thank goodness for Carbonite!), but that’s a story for another day. Let’s just say I am now relying on a new e-mail client and IMAP, which allows me to leave e-mails on the server.

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1. Kenny - October 4, 2013

My philosophy is if your setup is working for you, avoid updating ANY software, including the operating system (except, perhaps, for security updates). Updates and patches can cause as many problems as they address. This is why I am still using Mac OS 10.6, especially since I have read that OS 10.7 and higher have Finder and filesystem issues. I do run Trados Studio and a few other necessary Windows tools in Windows 8 through Parallels, which works very well. My setup has been very stable over the last several years.

When I am extremely busy with work, I do not have extra time to troubleshoot new software.


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