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Running a Disc Requiring 95/98 on XP


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Hi. today I bought a Clipart CD from a Charity shop without checking it's OS requirement. When I came home, I realised that it's optimised for 95/98 and I use XP and it obviously won't work. Is there any way I can get it working?

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Try running the setup program in compatibility mode. Find the setup.exe, or whatever the setup program exe is called on the CD which is usually sitting right in the root of the CD, aka D:\, E:\ etc, right click on it and click on Properties. Click over to the Compatibility tab. Check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select Windows 98.

Edited by Cilix, 05 February 2008 - 11:47 AM.

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hi Cilix. thanks for your reply. i attempted your suggestion, but there is no compatability tab in it's properties. probably because is is a CDT file, which cannot be opened. can you suggest anything else please?

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Give DOSBOX a try. It will run many 95/98 apps that XP native will not handle.
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A .cdt is a Corel file, you may not be opening the correct file. Try this, open up a command prompt and type the following text in bold. I will be assuming that your CD-ROM is the D:\ drive, change if necessary

dir "D:\" /s > C:\list.txt

We need to identify where the installer on the disc is. Please attach the text file located in the C:\ drive called "list.txt" to your post.

Edited by Cilix, 05 February 2008 - 05:50 PM.

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