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loading software which uses windows98 os to an xp os


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When I try to load an old copy of AutoCAD to my computer which uses XP Home, I get a message from the wizard which says that the os is not recognised . It says that it uses NT4, windows 95 or 98. I know that this can be done, but I just don't know how. Can anyone please help?

Edited by aclarke1, 25 August 2007 - 08:37 PM.

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Which version of AutoCAD is it? Some older versions will have issues under XP - AutoCAD 2000 for example is known to have issues with the installer under XP.
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It is AutoCAD 2000. I have it loaded on another computer using xp home and it works fine, but I can't remember how I did it! This is how I know it can be done...
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AutoCAD 2000 can apparently be installed by running the setup program in compatibility mode.
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Dear Neil Jones

As I have no idea how to do this, can you please explain how can I run setup in compatibility mode? Where do I find it?

After reading a few posts I noticed someone saying "if you don't know, google it" I did and I found it. by going to "start", "help and Support" and following the "Fixing a Problem", "Troubleshooting Problems", "Getting older programs to run on XP", and finally "Start the Program Compatibility Wizard". Follow the instructions and "Bob's your Uncle". The whole thing was easy. It runs a treat.

Thankyou very much for your help. Now my daughter can do her homework...

aclarke1

Edited by aclarke1, 29 August 2007 - 06:06 AM.

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