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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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using ancient games on a fairly new pc

ok so im trying to play a game designed to run on win 95 or 3.1 and my laptop is on XP and when i try and do the auto install, absolutely nothing happens!
any pointers?
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Re: using ancient games on a fairly new pc

that's a sure-fire way to corrupt windows.

the most i'd recommend is try to run it from CD but DO NOT install

win 95 is 12 years old now... glen
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Re: using ancient games on a fairly new pc

you cant run it just from CD it seems.
bum, i was well up for some retro gaming! friggin microsoft...
cheers anyway!
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Re: using ancient games on a fairly new pc

Have you tried setting the compatibility to Win 95? Find the setup icon > right click > properties > compatibility.
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Re: using ancient games on a fairly new pc

if theyre old dos games, google "dosbox". otherwise google "(game name) windows xp comptaibility"

google is your friend
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