2005 edition encyclopedia does not work on my windows 7 PC

December 17, 2011 at 14:26:11
Specs: Windows 7
my encyclopedia 2005 CD is for windows 98,2002 XP, ,my laptop has windows 7 and i cant get the CD to work. What should i do; I have the same problem with The Judaica Cd, it says it works with all versions of ms windows but it does not work on my lap. they worked with my last computer which was Windows XP. Help me please

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#1
December 17, 2011 at 14:47:02
"says it works with all versions of ms windows"

That was true in 2005 (when the CD was made). Unfortunately, newer versions of Windows have compatibility issues with older software (as you and many others are finding out). You possibly can get it to work by trying "XP Mode" from MS:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
December 17, 2011 at 15:29:45
Thank you T-R-A, I followed your advice but i need windows 7 professional to be able to get XP Mode. I have premium family 64 bit, but thanks anyway. I am really open to suggestions. I cannot afford to buy two new encyclopedias. I already bought them,... this is crazy. I thought i was doing such a great thing getting them on CD ROM. Now i am just frustrated.Help!!!!

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#3
September 24, 2013 at 07:27:34
but i need windows 7 professional to be able to get XP Mode.

Not necessarily. You can use XP Mode with Windows 7 & Home Premium. The difference is that you have to provide your own version version of XP. Install the VM then install Windows XP inside the VM.

Windows XP Professional is recommended but it will probably still work with Windows Home but you wont get the integration features that are defendant on Winodw XPs networking facilities.

Stuart

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