win95 cd to win xp cd

October 27, 2011 at 11:24:46
Specs: Windows XP
how to read a cd written for win 1.0, win 95/98 on the win xp

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October 27, 2011 at 11:37:58
When you say 'written for....' what exactly do you mean?, because plain data can be read by just about any OS. If it is a program disk that you are trying to run then it depends on the program so that information is important. Full information gets a full answer.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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October 27, 2011 at 14:32:25
Win 1.0 ??
The commonly used Win versions started with 3.0 - most people didn't use Windows until after Win 3.1 was released in 1992.
Win 95, 98, and 98SE have MsDos 7.x support in the background; so does ME but it was deliberately made harder to use.

You can read any CD in XP that was meant for use in Win 3.0 and up, or Dos, but whether you can install a program from such a CD in XP and make it work properly is a different matter. XP has a Virtual Dos Machine, but it doesn't support a lot of Dos programs properly. Some progams require that you use third party software for XP to do that, and even then it's not possible to make them all work in XP.

If you want to install an old game meant for use in the later Dos versions, there are some really good third party progams out that will allow you to run many of them in XP just fine, if you follow the instructions for what is required for that for the particular game
(The later Dos games were much better than the early Windows games.)

Programs can be run in a compatibilty mode in XP, but that doesn't work properly for everything either.

How to use Windows Program Compatibility mode in Windows XP

There are third party or Microsoft programs you can install in XP that do a much better job of that. E.g Virtual PC, available from the Microsoft web site, however, the latest version of it, 2007, may not be as suitable as the first version, 2004, for older software. Virtual PC also supports old games well, but there's more work involved than for the programs that allow games to work that I mentioned above.

Virtual PC 2004 FAQ!

Virtual PC 2004 SP1 (Microsoft download)

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October 29, 2011 at 07:14:47
It says on cd -disk : windows, version 1.0 . I dont know what it refers to.
but in a written explanation it says win95/98: these instructions assume that autoplay feature in win95/98 is turned on.
To sart program,
make sure win 95/98 is fully laounched
insert cd into cd rom drive
follow on screen instruction to install/uninstall, etc.
and when i press install and it starts installation shield in win xp after about 14% of the rogram being installed it shuts installation, gives me an error that it can not access certain file and reverts back to initial instal screen?

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October 29, 2011 at 07:17:49
it says on the cd: windows(trade mark sign) Version 1.0
and cd is copy write 1999 by Princeton review publishing learning company (they are no more :-(

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October 29, 2011 at 09:34:18
You still have not told us what this CD contains (and tries to install). It is certainly not a Windows OS installation. Could it be some kind of tutorial by Princeton review publishing learning company?

While in XP, insert the CD, but do not let Autoplay run (press 'n hold the Shift key, or Cancel out of whatever the Autoplay function brings up), and inspect the contents of the CD using Explorer. You can examine the files and make a pretty good guess at what this relic CD is all about -- doubtful it is of any use whatsoever.

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October 29, 2011 at 12:40:13
"...says on the cd: windows(trade mark sign) Version 1.0
and cd is copy write 1999 by Princeton review publishing learning company..."

The program on the CD is Version 1.0.
That's NOT the required Windows version - the other info you provided confirms it's meant for Win 95 / 98. .

Back in 1999 there may still have been versions of a program meant for use in Dos / Win 3.1, or Win 95, 98, or possibly 98SE, so many disks meant for use in Windows had Windows or Windows 95 or 98 printed on them to make it obvious they weren't meant to be used in Dos, or Dos or Win 3.1 or Dos / Windows printed on them if they were.
Many people were still using Dos / Win 3.1 in 1999. I was. I started using Win 98SE at the beginning of 2000.)

If Windows 1.0 even existed it would have probably been released well before Win 3.1 was first released in 1992, which was first released after Win 3.0.
There's probably no way a program released in 1999 could be used in Win 1.0 .

Also - if you insert the CD while booting before Windows has fully loaded, or if you leave the CD in the drive and then restart the computer, it won't autorun.

My Computer in XP and back to Win 95 (and Computer in Vista and Windows 7),will autorun the CD when you click on it if it has an autorun.inf file in the root folder. If you use Windows Explorer instead (Start - Accessories - Windows Explorer), open up the My Computer folder in that and single click on the drive letter for the drive the CD is in, you can examine the contents of the CD without making the CD autorun.

See the info in response 2, especially about XP's compatibility modes, and Virtual PC 2004.

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October 30, 2011 at 14:13:43
a Spanish language program

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