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Can't install old pc games on Windows xp


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georgefnewton

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I can not install Robert E Lee Civil War General or Civilization II on my Windows XP system It keeps giving me a 16 bit error message that the system will not read dos applications. I tried to download a patch, but I get the same message. Anybody know how to fix this. I reall like these games.

Edited by georgefnewton, 26 May 2006 - 12:03 PM.

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This read might be useful to you.

This is someone who has the same problem as you have. Don't know if it worked for him.

Edited by emery, 26 May 2006 - 12:21 PM.

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georgefnewton

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This read might be useful to you.

This is someone who has the same problem as you have. Don't know if it worked for him.



Thanks so much... I will give these a try, although I do not know how to do the compatibility thing becuase the system won't allow an icon to form on the desktop. I will keep trying.

Have a great weekend!
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good luck. I hope it works.
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If you right click the icon in all programmes, click properties you will be able to change the compatibility setting there
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