Running Win95/98/ME games in Win XP

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I am currently running Windows XP Pro and have attempted to run several games
that state in their minimum system requirements that the are only compatible
with Windows 95, 98 or ME, and each time my computer freezes in some way. I
have heard from various sources that it is possible to install a program that
allows me to run these kind of programs in Windows XP Pro. If this is true
where would i be able to obtain such a program, or is there another solution
to this problem?
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    Hi Dan,

    Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

    To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
    down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
    to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

    To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
    first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

    1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
    2.. Click on Properties.
    3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
    4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
    a.. Windows 95
    b.. Windows 98
    c.. Windows NT 4
    d.. Windows 2000
    5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
    a.. Run in 256 colors.
    b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
    c.. Disable visual themes.

    Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

    Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
    A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

    If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
    link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
    or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
    http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

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    "Dan1985" <Dan1985@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B20C9590-33C8-4402-B393-08B490AA34D6@microsoft.com...
    >I am currently running Windows XP Pro and have attempted to run several games
    > that state in their minimum system requirements that the are only compatible
    > with Windows 95, 98 or ME, and each time my computer freezes in some way. I
    > have heard from various sources that it is possible to install a program that
    > allows me to run these kind of programs in Windows XP Pro. If this is true
    > where would i be able to obtain such a program, or is there another solution
    > to this problem?
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