installing software on xp

This is a discussion on installing software on xp within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I have recently got a new computer with Windows XP. My old one was Windows 98. The problem i have ...

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    installing software on xp

    I have recently got a new computer with Windows XP. My old one was Windows 98. The problem i have is that a lot of my software that I installed on my old one doesn't install on XP. How can I get round this problem? i.e. would I be able to network them together and copy the software that way.

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    Most likely not.

    Could the reason the old software not instaling be that it requires "pure dos"?

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    Have you tried turning compatibility mode to Win 98 on the install .exe?

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    Yes. But no joy.

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    I updated to XP a few months ago from ME, which my stupid dad updated to from 98. I hated ME, I liked 98 better. But anyway, all my software works fine. I haven't had to reinstall anything, it all worked after the update, although some didn't work as well. The only problem I've had is with the CD burning software. I had to get a pirated version of Nero so I can burn my CD's again

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    umm... he said he got a new computer... your experience has nothing to do with his problem...

    What programs are you trying to install and what errors are you getting/what is happening when you try to run them?
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    I have tried installing lots of diffrent programs some work others dont. Some are even by the same company.

    The problem I recieve is that they start installing and then stop responding. I deleted them off my old one and then re-installed them again no problem, so I know the disc is alright. They just don't install on xp

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    well start naming software off and maybe others will have it and know whats up.
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