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moejr
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      03-03-2009

Hiya. I just built a new computer and I am using Windows XP 64. Th
machine runs great and absolutely flies. My problem is I cannot get an
of my game to install. 2 of the games are old and were made when 98 wa
the OS. They both have updates to support XP but I cannot get the game
to install so I can update them for XP. The other games are from a Del
Hoyle Games disk that came with my wifes laptop which is running Vista
I can get that one to install but it doesn't install right and I ca
only get casino to work and even then some of its features do not work
The program is not installing the exe files to the HD so when I click o
the desktop icon it says it is searching for the .exe file. I did hav
this disk working on my Vista machine and 2000 machine. Any help i
greatly appreciated

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Jeff Gaines
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      03-03-2009
On 03/03/2009 in message <(E-Mail Removed)> moejr wrote:

>Hiya. I just built a new computer and I am using Windows XP 64. The
>machine runs great and absolutely flies. My problem is I cannot get any
>of my game to install. 2 of the games are old and were made when 98 was
>the OS


XP Pro x64 does not support 16 bit applications. I would suspect that you
are trying to install 16 bit applications, or possibly 32 bit applications
which come with a 16 bit installer.

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moejr
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      03-03-2009

So I am out of luck. I am surprissed with the card games as they ar
2007. Not a social crisis as the machine works too nice to mess with it

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      03-03-2009
On Mar 3, 12:01*pm, moejr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> So I am out of luck. I am surprissed with the card games as they are
> 2007. Not a social crisis as the machine works too nice to mess with it.
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With work, you could get 16 bit apps to run under dosbox. If you go to
their website, they sell old games at a very reasonable price.
http://www.dosbox.com/
The games are under www.gog.com

 
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I love Carrots
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      03-04-2009
Try using Virtual PC and install Windows 98 in it.

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"moejr" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hiya. I just built a new computer and I am using Windows XP 64. The
> machine runs great and absolutely flies. My problem is I cannot get any
> of my game to install. 2 of the games are old and were made when 98 was
> the OS. They both have updates to support XP but I cannot get the games
> to install so I can update them for XP. The other games are from a Dell
> Hoyle Games disk that came with my wifes laptop which is running Vista.
> I can get that one to install but it doesn't install right and I can
> only get casino to work and even then some of its features do not work.
> The program is not installing the exe files to the HD so when I click on
> the desktop icon it says it is searching for the .exe file. I did have
> this disk working on my Vista machine and 2000 machine. Any help is
> greatly appreciated.
>
>
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Tom Lake
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      03-04-2009
> With work, you could get 16 bit apps to run under dosbox. If you go to
> their website, they sell old games at a very reasonable price.
> http://www.dosbox.com/
> The games are under www.gog.com


Only if the games are DOS-based. If they require Windows, you'd
have to run a virtual machine to run them.

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