How do you make W95/W98 software run on Win7

January 31, 2011 at 13:11:05
Specs: Windows 7, Inteli3/4gh ddr3
I have some older educational cds that are designed to be used on Win95/98. I tried to use them on my laptop which has windows 7. Of course, it wont read or install properly. Can I get around this or...?

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#1
January 31, 2011 at 13:27:42
Reading them shouldn't be a problem as the file system is the same for both OS's (CDFS). Installing them is a different story. The programs may not be compatable with Win 7.

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#2
January 31, 2011 at 13:56:10
In your "Help and Support" you will find this"

What is program compatibility?

Program compatibility is a mode in Windows that lets you run programs written for earlier versions of Windows. Most programs written for Windows Vista also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not run at all. If an older program doesn't run correctly, start the Program Compatibility troubleshooter to simulate earlier versions of Windows.

Type Programme Compatibility in to search box and this will appear complete with link.


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#3
January 31, 2011 at 14:39:41
Compatibility mode is the easiest way and would be preferred if it will work. Failing that you could try XP mode if it is supported by your edition of Windows 7. Otherwise you could install VirtualBox or VirtualPC and install Windows 9x on that. You will need a legal copy of Windows 95/98 to do this.

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