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rlnielsen
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XPS630; Windows XP SP3; Inability to install certain older programs (16-bit apps)

My new XPS630 came with Windows XP SP3. Certain of my older 16-bit apps will not install. In fact, the setup.exe installation programs won't even run. The same programs installed and operated fine under Windows XP SP2 on my older Dell Dimension 4600. Does anyone have a fix for this?

bob

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XPS 630, Intel Core2 processorQ6600 (2.40Ghz,1066FSB) w/Quad Core Technology and 8MB cache
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
750GB SATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
1024MB ATI Radeon 4870 Graphics Card
Genuine Windows Vista UltimateBonus to XP SP3
16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

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Davet50
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Re: XPS630; Windows XP SP3; Inability to install certain older programs (16-bit apps)

right click on the exe file that installs the program and choose compatibilty mode option

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rlnielsen
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Re: XPS630; Windows XP SP3; Inability to install certain older programs (16-bit apps)

Already tried that but does not solve the problem. I also tried turning off my anti-virus software but no luck.

Interestingly, these older programs installed just fine on my office Dell Precision T3400 configured essentially identically to my XPS630, including Win XP SP3.

 

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XPS 630, Intel Core2 processorQ6600 (2.40Ghz,1066FSB) w/Quad Core Technology and 8MB cache
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
750GB SATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
1024MB ATI Radeon 4870 Graphics Card
Genuine Windows Vista UltimateBonus to XP SP3
16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

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rlnielsen
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Re: XPS630; Windows XP SP3; Inability to install certain older programs (16-bit apps)

FYI for any who find themselves with the same problem. I was able to successfully install these two 16-bit programs by first booting up into Windows Safe Mode and then executing the setup.exe files for each program.

 

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XPS 630, Intel Core2 processorQ6600 (2.40Ghz,1066FSB) w/Quad Core Technology and 8MB cache
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
750GB SATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
1024MB ATI Radeon 4870 Graphics Card
Genuine Windows Vista UltimateBonus to XP SP3
16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

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