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Anonymous
May 17, 2004 1:29:56 PM

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Hi,

I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is it possible that I
configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to old programs?

Thanks,
Alan

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Anonymous
May 17, 2004 6:40:20 PM

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Hi Alan

You may be able to make the program work via Compatibility Mode. Find the
..EXE file the program in Windows Explorer, right click on it and select
Properties. Click on the Compatibility Mode tab and select 'Run this program
in compatibility mode for:'

Failing that you may be able to get an update for the program via the
appropriate web site.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


"A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
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| Hi,
|
| I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is it possible that I
| configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to old programs?
|
| Thanks,
| Alan
|
|
Anonymous
May 17, 2004 6:40:21 PM

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Thanks Will for help,

Do we have Compatibility Mode in windows 2000 professional too?

Thanks Again,
Alan


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi Alan
>
> You may be able to make the program work via Compatibility Mode. Find the
> .EXE file the program in Windows Explorer, right click on it and select
> Properties. Click on the Compatibility Mode tab and select 'Run this
program
> in compatibility mode for:'
>
> Failing that you may be able to get an update for the program via the
> appropriate web site.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>
> "A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
> news:%23dh3HMBPEHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | Hi,
> |
> | I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is it possible that I
> | configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to old programs?
> |
> | Thanks,
> | Alan
> |
> |
>
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Anonymous
May 17, 2004 6:51:25 PM

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The same method can be used, as I posted earlier, with regard to the Desktop
Icon for the program, if one is created.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


"A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
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| Hi,
|
| I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is it possible that I
| configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to old programs?
|
| Thanks,
| Alan
|
|
Anonymous
May 17, 2004 11:00:03 PM

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Hi Alan

I'm not sure. I haven't got W2K installed ATM to check.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


"A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
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| Thanks Will for help,
|
| Do we have Compatibility Mode in windows 2000 professional too?
|
| Thanks Again,
| Alan
|
|
| "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
| news:ecBKBSBPEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > Hi Alan
| >
| > You may be able to make the program work via Compatibility Mode. Find
the
| > .EXE file the program in Windows Explorer, right click on it and select
| > Properties. Click on the Compatibility Mode tab and select 'Run this
| program
| > in compatibility mode for:'
| >
| > Failing that you may be able to get an update for the program via the
| > appropriate web site.
| >
| > --
| >
| > Will Denny
| > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
| >
| >
| > "A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
| > news:%23dh3HMBPEHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > | Hi,
| > |
| > | I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is it possible that I
| > | configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to old programs?
| > |
| > | Thanks,
| > | Alan
| > |
| > |
| >
|
|
May 19, 2004 5:54:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I don't quite understand this compatability mode. I do
have programs for 98 and thought I would have to install
98 on a separate partition. Could someone explain it to
me? Thanks
>-----Original Message-----
>Thanks Will for help,
>
>Do we have Compatibility Mode in windows 2000
professional too?
>
>Thanks Again,
>Alan
>
>
>"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>news:ecBKBSBPEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Alan
>>
>> You may be able to make the program work via
Compatibility Mode. Find the
>> .EXE file the program in Windows Explorer, right click
on it and select
>> Properties. Click on the Compatibility Mode tab and
select 'Run this
>program
>> in compatibility mode for:'
>>
>> Failing that you may be able to get an update for the
program via the
>> appropriate web site.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23dh3HMBPEHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> | Hi,
>> |
>> | I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is
it possible that I
>> | configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to
old programs?
>> |
>> | Thanks,
>> | Alan
>> |
>> |
>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2004 8:16:10 PM

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In a nutshell:
Microsoft 16-bit Operating System (DOS, Win 3.x, and Win 95, and Win 98/ME)
allow programs to make direct calls to system hardware devices.
Microsoft 32-bit Operatings systems (Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP) do not allow
programs to make direct calls to system hardware devices.
Compatibility Mode is an Operating System emulator -- the emulator
intercepts hardware calls from a program, makes a call to the hardware
through the NT-based Operating System, intercepts the reply from the
hardware and relays that reply to the program, thereby "fooling" the program
into thinking that it has, in fact, made a direct call to hardware when it
has not.

For further information, try
Help and Support
type in "Compatibility Mode"
Click on the link "Getting older programs to run on Windows XP"

steve

"Learning" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I don't quite understand this compatability mode. I do
> have programs for 98 and thought I would have to install
> 98 on a separate partition. Could someone explain it to
> me? Thanks
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Thanks Will for help,
> >
> >Do we have Compatibility Mode in windows 2000
> professional too?
> >
> >Thanks Again,
> >Alan
> >
> >
> >"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >news:ecBKBSBPEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi Alan
> >>
> >> You may be able to make the program work via
> Compatibility Mode. Find the
> >> .EXE file the program in Windows Explorer, right click
> on it and select
> >> Properties. Click on the Compatibility Mode tab and
> select 'Run this
> >program
> >> in compatibility mode for:'
> >>
> >> Failing that you may be able to get an update for the
> program via the
> >> appropriate web site.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >>
> >>
> >> "A.M" <IHateSpam@sapm123.com> wrote in message
> >> news:%23dh3HMBPEHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> | Hi,
> >> |
> >> | I have a program that works only on windows 98. Is
> it possible that I
> >> | configure xp to report win 98 as it's version to
> old programs?
> >> |
> >> | Thanks,
> >> | Alan
> >> |
> >> |
> >>
> >
> >
> >.
> >
!