Microsoft Encarta

Microsoft Encarta

Developed by Microsoft
The program is available on Software Informer but it is discontinued on the developer's site
3.9  (1,428 votes)
License type: Commercial

Microsoft® Encarta® Premium 2008, the #1 best-selling encyclopedia software brand for the past 8 years*, provides more up-to-date content and more engaging multimedia than ever before. Whether you’re searching online or offline, it’s the trusted way for everyone in the family to easily find relevant and reliable information on just about any subject. Moreover, Encarta Premium 2008 features a look and feel that makes it easy to use. You’ll be able to get started right away exploring scholarly knowledge from one of the world’s most trusted encyclopedias. Microsoft Encarta Premium 2008 helps families and lifelong learners explore a world of knowledge. Browse over 60,000 articles, over 25,000 photos and illustrations, over 800 videos and interactive activities, and over 3,000 sound and music clips. What is more, the encyclopedia also has an interactive atlas with over 1.8 million map locations. Microsoft Encarta Premium 2008 features editorially approved content. In contrast to many web encyclopedias, the authors of the 60,000+ detailed articles in Encarta Premium 2008 are experts in their field. Your kids get relevant age-appropriate information from sources you can trust. Kids can use Web Links to over 25,000 Web sites, pre-selected by Encarta editors for relevant and age-appropriate research material.

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  • Question: I have Encarta 97 and 99 and Windows 10 64 bit. Is there some way to install it? I love the Game Mindmaze.
    Answer:

    These applications you have mentioned are actually discontinued. There is no compatibility patch or upgrade to make them work in Windows 10. The only thing you can try is Compatibility mode through Properties > Compatibility after you right click the setup or the executable file. Choose Windows XP from the drop down list and then try running them. If you still encounter issues, you need to install Windows Xp through Virtualization. A feature that allows you to run another operating system in its full mode through virtualization technology.

    You can use VirtualBox for this process and the following tutorial to create a machine.

  • Question: How can I download Microsoft Encarta?
    Answer:

    Unfortunately, you can't download Microsoft Encarta because there isn't an online resource available for this purpose. The software has been discontinued and it is no longer supported by its developer. Nowadays, you can purchase it only from Amazon, eBay and other similar websites.

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