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Windows 7 Compatibility Issue

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#1 Guy Gadbois

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I have an old CD with a Program I need to run, but it only runs with Windows 98 (or 95). I set the Compatibility mode to Windows 98, but I still get a pop-up message which says: "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Window you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher." My system is x64 and I am running Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1. How can I get around this?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

I have an old CD with a Program I need to run, but it only runs with Windows 98 (or 95).

Hello Guy Gadbois -
This is not an unusual issue with some very old programs from Windows98 etc.

I have a few very old games that can just run on my XP, but they will never run on my Windows7 unit.
The programming of Windows7 makes not all older games / programs adaptable between these 2 versions -

Note that your 64bit Windows7 may even make this more of a problem, since the program (if it did run) may only work on 32bit systems -

Thank You -

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