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Just got XP

by Peru_Serv / January 30, 2012 10:51 PM PST

I bought a computer in 1999 and ran it happily for more than 10 years using Windows 98. However, nothing lasts forever and I eventually had to buy (recently) an AMD which has XP installed because some programs I need won't run under higher versions of WIndows.

So one of the first things I wanted to do was get StarCraft Broodwar running. So I dug out my old CDs to install it and lo and behold they were too scratched to be usable. Accordingly I downloaded the programs and installed them on my computer using the original serial numbers from my original CDs.

The download also came with a patch to update it to version 1.51 (I think) but the version on my computer is 1.62. Which files should I copy from the old computer to the new computer to bring it to the latest version or can I download the patch on a USB and take it home or how does that work?

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It Seems Like You Need To Download/Install The 1.62 Patch
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 31, 2012 3:45 AM PST
In reply to: Just got XP

You should be able to find it on the internet. On a new computer, it's best to install such things using the CD or the downloadable installer.. Copying such files over from a separate computer usually doesn't get the job done correctly.

Hope this helps.


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Could We Find Out Where to Get New PC with XP???
by lesliebuc / March 16, 2012 9:16 AM PDT

My XP I'm afraid is wearing out, and I for one would like to know where I could get a new one just like it. Don't know a thing about AMD. Have Compaq Presario.

Isn't anyone else interested in this for the future?

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Not the best idea
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 17, 2012 9:49 PM PDT

to hijack other member's discussions, and even more so when the problem is not the same.

Create your own discussion.


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