Game Compatibility

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Hi. I am having horrible problems getting pretty much all of my Windows 95
games to work on Windows XP Pro. I run the Compatiliblity Wizard to try and
fix it but it never works. I try to run it with Windows 95 compatibility
and that never works. Why is that there if it doesn't work? Is there any
way to get these Win95 games working? Is there something I can download or a
setting I can change? Compatibility is my biggest problem with XP. It
almost makes me despise using XP because of it. If anyone could help it
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BTW: Anytime I try to install a Win95 game it brings up an error message
that says something like "this system is not suitable for running MS-DOS"
something like that.
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    Hi Shahal,

    If the error message that you're receiving says something like this:
    16 bit windows subsystem
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running
    MS-DOS and Microsft Windows applications
    (the file may be command.com or config.nt instead of autoexec.nt)
    ....then have a look at the information here:
    MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_m.htm#16bit


    Regards,

    --
    Patti MacLeod
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    "Shahal" <Shahal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:459DDCED-0ACB-4E48-96E5-9844930B436E@microsoft.com...
    > Hi. I am having horrible problems getting pretty much all of my Windows
    95
    > games to work on Windows XP Pro. I run the Compatiliblity Wizard to try
    and
    > fix it but it never works. I try to run it with Windows 95 compatibility
    > and that never works. Why is that there if it doesn't work? Is there any
    > way to get these Win95 games working? Is there something I can download
    or a
    > setting I can change? Compatibility is my biggest problem with XP. It
    > almost makes me despise using XP because of it. If anyone could help it
    > would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    >
    > BTW: Anytime I try to install a Win95 game it brings up an error message
    > that says something like "this system is not suitable for running MS-DOS"
    > something like that.
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