PC game compatability question

  dustin303 13:00 10 Sep 2005
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Hi,
will an old game that is compatible with windows 95 and 98 also be compatible with windows ME, XP or 2000 without saying so on the box?

cheers, Sam

  Methedrine 13:14 10 Sep 2005

If it won't work straight away with XP, right click the games shortcut select properties > compatibility and click the check box to "run in compatibility mode for" and then select the OS from the drop down menu. HTH.

  stalion 13:15 10 Sep 2005

a lot of games will run on xp but you will probably have to go to the help section,go to start help and support and choose music,games,video and photos then select games and fixing a games problem.Then select getting an older program to run on xp this will bring up a wizard to help you.
Only do the above if you have problems running the game

  ACOLYTE 14:56 10 Sep 2005

Depends on the game i have a few that have worked without problems on xp despite the fact it doesnt say xp on the box,and were made for 98,
usually you can get them to work in compatability mode if they dont run straight away.What games are we talking about?.

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