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#1 Drew555

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:22 PM

I have a bunch of older games such as Oregon Trail 2 and Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego that i ran on my old Win98 and WinXP systems which were of course 32 bit OS's but now i have a new laptop running a 64 bit Win7 OS and so of course it tells me that i cant play them on this computer so i was wondering if anyone knew of a way that i can install and run these programs without a lot of hassle. and since someone is bound to ask it the reason i would want to play a game that is so and is such old technology is because the games are classics.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:25 PM

Try to install them in XP compatibility mode.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:28 PM

Try to install them in XP compatibility mode.

i tryed to run them in compatibility mode and when i click the button to start the program nothing happens

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:30 PM

No, not run. I'm asking, if you ran installation program in compatibility mode?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:33 PM

the only way that i have seen to use the Win7 compatibility wizard is to select a certain .exe file and run that in the compatibility wizard so i went in and selected the setup.exe and told it to run in winXP compatibility and i get nothing

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:41 PM

so i went in and selected the setup.exe and told it to run in winXP compatibility

I assume, you right clicked on setup.exe, clicked "Properties", "Compatibility" tab, set it up to XP and then you ran the setup?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

no but ill give that method a shot

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:53 PM

still no luck it doesn't install it i just get the same error message that i get when i try to install it from the disks autorun

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:58 PM

What is the exact message?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:16 AM

well i think i just found part of the problem the installer is 16 bit the program is 32 bit and my computer is 64 bit. i figured that the 32 bit and 64 bit thing was my whole problem but it is only half the problem as for the help message it says setup.exe cannot run on a 64 bit OS and to contact the manufacturer to see if an update is available

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:21 AM

Yeah 16-bit won't run on 64-bit. I believe, your only option, would be to use VirtualPC to install some 32-bit Windows version there.
MS VirtualPC is free.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:24 AM

ok i was hoping for some simple option that would allow me just to run it but at least there is a chance that i can run it

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:29 AM

If you don't have any earlier Windows version CD, check eBay. You can probably get Win 98, or Win 2K CD for a few bucks and install it on VirtualPC.
VirtualPC is great. On my Vista I have VMWare Virtual PC installed and there I have Win 98, Win 2K and XP installed.

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