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I have a hard one for you guys. I was trying to install a much older program onto my XP machine and it will not install, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas that might help me. It has an old 16 bit installer and when I click on the SETUP.EXE file nothing happens, nothing at all. I have tried various compatibility settings and nothing seems to work, i.e. Win 95, Win 98, NT4.0, there is no change at all with any of the settings. I think that this program is an old flight sim program, but I am not sure as it is difficult to tell, so I thought that I would see for sure but I can't get it to even begin the installation. Does anyone have any experience with a 16 bit installer in Windows XP. I have also tried shutting down programs and services and even installing it in safe mode but still no joy. Oh, I also tried going through the add/remove programs routine and still no joy.Thanks,Philip Olsonhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/supporter.jpg

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Hello Philip.Just an idea. Have you tryed it in DOS ?Also, I have PCs running WinXP,Me,98 and 95. I could try it under these Oper.Systems - if the program is not big in size so that it can be transfered elecronicaly ( i use an isdn line) and you want i could try it so to see that there is no problem with the installer itsself.nikolas vegas

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Hi Nikolas, Sorry it took so long for me to thank you for your help, I have been so busy working on other peoples computers I have not had time for my own. Right now I have Windows XP loading on one computer I just built, I am 3/4 through building another and I am in the middle of designing a web page on one of my other PC's, and of course it is for someone else as well, and it is now 11:34 pm, no rest for the wicked. :-) I have not even had the chance to try your suggestion, I can not believe that I did not think about that, this is what I get for working so much, my mind stops working! I think the program weighs in at about 22 mb if I remember correctly. If you want to give it a try while I am swamped with work let me know. Just tell me what your preferred method of receiving the file is and I'll set it up. I was really stupid to not keep at least one of my computers running Windows 98, there have been a few times that I could have used it. Maybe when I have time I'll set one up for dual boot or something. Thanks for everything!!!!!!!!Philip Olsonhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/supporter.jpg

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Hello Philip.I know very well how it is to work much. I run my own business, so i understand.I can not receive the file via email becouse i do not have so much space in the email box !!!But you could upload it somewhere, post the link here or email it to me, i'll download and try it.best regards,nikolas

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