Unfortunately, this Visual Basic program was written many years ago, so has to be run in Compatibility Mode for Windows 7. Also it does not have all the permissions that modern programs need, so some extra steps are needed to get it to run under Windows 10, as follows:
Copy or move the VB40032.DLL file to C:/Windows
Copy or move the comdlg32.ocx file to
C:/Windows/System32 if you have a 32-bit system, or
C:/Windows/SysWOW64 if you have a 64-bit system
Find Command Prompt - under Programs/Windows System - and right click on it to run it in Administrator Mode. At the prompt, type
regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\comdlg32.ocx if you have a 32 bit system,
regsvr32 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx if you have a 64 bit system
and press Enter. If the command completes OK, type exit and press Enter, otherwise check your typing and try again.
To prevent your virus system thinking that springs.exe is dangerous and should be deleted if an attempt is made to run it, an Exclusion entry has to be made for it within your anti-virus system.
If you use another virus protection program you will have to find the correct way yourself, but for Windows Protector this is done as follows:
Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions.
Select Add an exclusion, and then select files, and enter C:/Documents/Springs/springs.exe or Browse to springs.exe, and confirm the Exclusion, and exit.
In C:/Documents/Springs, right click on springs.exe and then click on Send To/Desktop
Right click the Springs shortcut icon on your Desktop and select Properties/Compatibility
Tick in the box 'Run this program in compatibility mode for', select Windows 7 from the drop down box below, and then click Apply and OK
After all that, Double clicking the Springs shortcut icon should run the program.
I would recommend using your Browser's Print facility to print the part of this web page displaying the above instructions to make the above process easier to follow!