Games not installing under XP 64

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  1. moejr

    moejr Guest

    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 Guest

    On 03/03/2009 in message <> 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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    Jeff Gaines, Mar 3, 2009
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    moejr, Mar 3, 2009
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    On Mar 3, 12:01 pm, moejr <> 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
     
    , Mar 3, 2009
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  5. Try using Virtual PC and install Windows 98 in it.

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    "moejr" <> 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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    I love Carrots, Mar 4, 2009
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    Tom Lake Guest

    > 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.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Mar 4, 2009
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