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testdrive5
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:59 am    Post subject: Playing Windows 95/98 games on Windows XP
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Is there any way that I can play a game that was made for Windows 95/98 (Test
Drive 5) on my current computer which has Windows XP Home Edition installed
on it. If anyone knows how I could do that, that would be great.

Thanks.
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GreenieLeBrun
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:39 am    Post subject: Re: Playing Windows 95/98 games on Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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testdrive5 wrote:
> Is there any way that I can play a game that was made for Windows 95/98 (Test
> Drive 5) on my current computer which has Windows XP Home Edition installed
> on it. If anyone knows how I could do that, that would be great.
>
> Thanks.

Look up compatibility mode in Help and Support
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Jimmy S.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Playing Windows 95/98 games on Windows XP [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi testdrive5,

Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
2.. Click on Properties.
3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
a.. Windows 95
b.. Windows 98
c.. Windows NT 4
d.. Windows 2000
5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
a.. Run in 256 colors.
b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
c.. Disable visual themes.

Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt


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testdrive5 Wrote:
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| Is there any way that I can play a game that was made for Windows 95/98 (Test
| Drive 5) on my current computer which has Windows XP Home Edition installed
| on it. If anyone knows how I could do that, that would be great.
|
| Thanks.
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