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Anyway to run old games on XP

by Amy / March 29, 2004 6:04 AM PST

I have some old cdroms that are for Win95 or Win98 and would like to still be able to use them is there a way to do this without being to costly or complicated???

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Re:Anyway to run old games on XP
by ronclon / March 29, 2004 6:14 AM PST

yes. after installing the game right click its icon and click compatibility then change it to windows 95 or 98 and change the other properties accordingly.

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Re:Anyway to run old games on XP
by glb613 / March 29, 2004 6:34 AM PST

I have some old games that won't install to use the XP compatibility feature. Depending on the game, it could happen to you.

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Re:Anyway to run old games on XP
by Yew / March 29, 2004 6:55 AM PST

You can try the compatibility mode already suggested and that may work, but you probably shouldn't get your hopes up.

If the compatibility mode doesn't work, then you're just out of luck unless you want to use an emulation program like VMWare -- which if you ask me, is painful to use for even simple things like playing solitaire let alone anything else -- that will cost you some money.

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Re:Anyway to run old games on XP
by Rollo / March 30, 2004 2:55 PM PST

Hi. What Mr Ronclon means is, install the games if possible, right-click the games program icon, choose Properties, Compatability tab, and make changes there. If the program still won't work, then run the Program Compatability Wizard on the Programs, Accessories menu. Regards.

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by John Robie / April 3, 2004 1:38 AM PST
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