Changing windows operating system name

  bopmac 10:05 13 Mar 2006
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I am running Windows 98 and want to install a media player that needs windows xp I have been told that all I need to do is change a setting that tells the system what version it is, from 98 to xp. Is this correct and if so how do I do it

  Eric10 10:18 13 Mar 2006

I think that someone is getting mixed up. In Windows XP you can set compatibility mode so that the operating system can run programs written for earlier versions of Windows but as far as I am aware you can't do it the other way around. For that to happen Windows 98 would have had to be able to see the future. If it states that the program needs Windows XP then that is what it needs.

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