i have windows xp, and i need to view a disk

July 19, 2011 at 19:10:22
Specs: Windows XP

can i watch a disk thats for a windows 98 system. When I have a windows xp system?

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#1
July 19, 2011 at 19:36:45

Precisely what do you mean by "watch a disk thats for a windows 98 system"? Do you mean a video?

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#2
July 19, 2011 at 22:13:18

I think he mean if win xp can read old files from win 98 hard drive or disc. If this is correct then the answer is yes.

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#3
July 20, 2011 at 18:06:24

If you mean watch a video then the operating system shouldn't matter.

If you have a W98 program disk then it might not run.

Sorry but we need better information because we are all trying to guess what you mean. Say what sort of disk you mean.

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#4
July 20, 2011 at 19:02:17

Thanks everyone for the responses, I'll try to be more precise, I have software thats
for designing your own landscaping, it's for windows95/98 disk. I have windows XP on my computer.
Do I have to download the software thats OEM Windows 98, in order to view my landscaping disk?
And if I do have to download the OEM windows 98, whats the steps to do this so that I don't damage my program for windows xp?

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#5
July 20, 2011 at 20:12:38

"I have software thats for designing your own landscaping, it's for windows95/98 disk."

You could always try to install it on XP (most software for Win95/98 works with XP). If there's any problems, then you'd likely need to upgrade to an "XP-compatible" version of the software.

"Do I have to download the software thats OEM Windows 98, in order to view my landscaping disk?"

If I read that correctly, unless (as mentioned above) it has problems in XP, again, you'd likely need to either upgrade the landscaping software to a version that's works under XP, or run the existing copy on Win95/98. Given that you already have XP on your current machine, it would not be advisable to try to install Win95/98 on a machine that has XP (it would likely damage your XP installation). Find another "older machine" to install Win95/98 onto if necessary.

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#6
July 21, 2011 at 11:05:04

Yes, try installing it. It will either install or tell you it is the wrong OS. It might well run, some programs do this fine on XP.

If it installs but doesn't run then try running it in W98 compatibility mode (right click option on the shortcut to the program > Compatibility).

It is only after all of the above that it starts getting tricky. A Win 98 emulator would be the next step and I agree that installing W98 itself would be a more complex and risky step.

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