Hi everyone, about 10 years ago I bought a Scrabble game which was on 2 floppy discs from Virgin. I first used it on ME with no problems, I upgraded my computer to XP, again the programme downloaded with no problem. I then bought a desktop which had Win 7 starter, again no problems.( I had to buy a USB floppy disc drive )
Eventually I bought a new desktop which had Win 7 full home edition installed. When I try to install the scrabble it said it couldn't operate on this system, seeing that this game is my wife's favourite game I am in the doghouse until I can get it working.
I can't understand why it works on the notebook but not on the desktop.
Can anyone come up with any suggestions, I would buy another prgramme but cannot find one for Win 7.
Thanks for any help
Hi to both members who tried to help me but neither helped.
I tried the Compatability mode, I followed the instructions ' Place the applications installation file on the Desktop'. When I opened the disc I found 2 applications-( setup-application-51kb, and scrabble 205 kb).don't know if I followed the instructions correctly but I sent both these applictaions as copies I get the message compatabilty problem with the (setup file ) and with the scabble file I get the message ( windows cannot find A:\scrabble.exe) check you typed it correctly), now the scrabble.exe came from the disc directly so that wasn't typed at all.
In a bit of a mess at the moment, you can probably see I am not exactly an expert in the computer world being an OAP, so if both northumbria61 and sharpamat could possibly give me more information on their respective methods I would be most grateful ( please spell it out for the OAP thicko)
Thanks for yur help up to now
The information in the disc to enable installation will tell your computer it is on Disc A so copying to your desk top will not alter this
Try putting the Disc in the drive, Open It and highlight the setup, then right button on your mouse and select Run as Administrator
To use the Program Compatibility Wizard open it and follow the prompts,at each stage select what you want it to do, and at the end you will be able to save your setting.
As you have this on a floppy dont forget that most modern computers do not have a floppy drive so select it manually by the prompts
As for OAPs some of us already are
Hi sharpamat, did what you suggested with the setup file but got the message that the file was not compatible with my version of Windows. I think the time has come to call it a day and stop wasting your time.
Thanks for trying, have you any idea where I might be able to buy a more recent version?