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Installing vintage software in Windows 7; is it possible?

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#1 Clydesdale™


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

I just purchased a vintage "Farside" screensaver (new unopened from ebay) because it is a really cool one as I used to have it back in 1995 with Windows95. It's pretty obvious that it will not install in Windows7. I changed the "Compatibility Mode" in the Setup.exe file but that didn't work. This is the error:



This is my system:



Is it possible somehow to install on Windows7?




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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:21 PM

Wrong bit rate it... Some 32 bit software will run on 64 bit systems (like your system). But not this particular application.


Not much you can do about that.

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