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Interactive Cd Roms

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#1 Davygood


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Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:46 PM

[sHello !ize=5]My friend is tearing her hair out on windows 200oxp sp 2 when trying to use interactive learning programmes with her children.
Is there a simple way of getting them all to play or because they have been written for earlier versions of windows does each have to be treated on merit and the bit size colour and 256 etc have to be guessed at ? It seems that some programmes work one day then not the next but then the operator.....?
Any help appreciated
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:15 AM

There should be no different as either it auto run or manual run only. Check if the CDs are original.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:47 PM

If you are using the original CDs, you could try compatibility mode. Compatibility mode is a feature that was introduced in Windows XP to help make XP backward compatible with older software applications (like your games).

Insert the CD for the game the kids want to play, and then open my computer and explore the contents of the CD. Fine the .exe file that launches the game and right click on it and then left click on properties.

Left click on the compatibility mode tab and then start working your way backwards. Start with Windows 98. See if that works. If not, try Windows ME or Windows 95 as a last resort.

If this doesn't work there may be nothing you can do to solve this problem.

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