Installing old progams like Money 99 on Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Anthony Marsh, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. I bought a couple of old Windows 98 programs for $1 each and wonder if
    there is some trick to install them on Vista.
    Would it help to try doing it in SAFE MODE or DOS for example?
     
    Anthony Marsh, Mar 31, 2008
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  2. You can try running in a compatibility mode if you have no issues installing
    the application first.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-compatibility-mode/

    Another solution would be to run Virtual PC 2007 (free download from MS) and
    install Win 98 if you still have a copy laying around.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
    Not only does Virtual PC work well, it's kinda fun to have some older OS's
    to play around with.
     
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 1, 2008
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  3. Anthony Marsh

    philo Guest


    Compatability mode is used to run applications
    but not to install them. So if the applications won't install, they won't
    install.

    BTW: Vista does not have a DOS mode, no version of NT ever did other than an
    emulated command prompt.



    The idea of running the apps in win98 running from within a virtual machine
    should be just fine
     
    philo, Apr 2, 2008
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  4. Anthony Marsh

    DjShadow666 Guest

    if its a dos based install then use DOSBOX its a Dos emulator
     
    DjShadow666, Apr 2, 2008
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