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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 2:27:25 PM

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How do I run a Win 3.1 application in Windows XP. I have tried using Win 95
compatability mode, but keeps giving a "application INI file is
incompatible" error.
checked the ini files and it has [LOAD] followed by various path entries to
the applications data. Tried copying the INI file to the application and
System32 directory but still the same error
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 2:27:26 PM

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Note that not all older applications can be successfully run under Windows
XP. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and upgrade your application
or purchase a newer comparable application.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


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>
> How do I run a Win 3.1 application in Windows XP. I have tried using Win
> 95
> compatability mode, but keeps giving a "application INI file is
> incompatible" error.
> checked the ini files and it has [LOAD] followed by various path entries
> to
> the applications data. Tried copying the INI file to the application and
> System32 directory but still the same error
>
>
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 3:30:51 PM

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"Sam Rabbit" <no-spam2112@popnet.com> wrote:

>How do I run a Win 3.1 application in Windows XP. I have tried using Win 95
>compatability mode, but keeps giving a "application INI file is
>incompatible" error.

See "How to Troubleshoot 16-Bit Windows Programs in Windows XP"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314495). If this does not ehlp,
you may have to install an older Windows version to run the software
or check for an updated version of the program.
"How to Multiple Boot Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows
95, Windows 98, and MS-DOS"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=217210)

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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 2:25:28 AM

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bottom-posted
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Note that not all older applications can be successfully run under Windows
> XP. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and upgrade your
> application or purchase a newer comparable application.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Sam Rabbit" <no-spam2112@popnet.com> wrote in message
> news:D 7romg$r49$1@ctb-nnrp2.saix.net...
>>
>> How do I run a Win 3.1 application in Windows XP. I have tried using Win
>> 95
>> compatability mode, but keeps giving a "application INI file is
>> incompatible" error.
>> checked the ini files and it has [LOAD] followed by various path entries
>> to
>> the applications data. Tried copying the INI file to the application and
>> System32 directory but still the same error
>>
>>
>
I keep an old DOS desktop around just to run legacy DOS games, and a Win98se
machine for a few later games that won't run on XP. May seem extreme, but
they are old machines and easy to keep and maintain. (If I were smarter I
might have just one machine with dual boot)
!