This will show you how you can install the PinBall game that came with XP.
Note that you MUST have a legitimate XP disk in order to continue. I used XP Pro SP2 (Upgrade) for this.
1) Create 2 folders in My Documents and give them suitable names. These will be for the Source and Destination files. I used PinBall SRC
respectively. If you wish, you can just create a Destination folder and work directly from the disk.
2) Insert XP disk into drive. When the AutoPlay
dialogue appears, click on Open folder to view files
3) Click to open the I386
4) Copy the following files to your Source folder. You can copy the final file, wavemix.inf
, straight to your Destination folder. If you wish, you can also work directly from the disk.
5) Open a Command Prompt.
6) Now you need to expand the aforementioned files, and copy them into your Destination folder. Note that you will need to provide the path(s) to your
i) From your Source folder.
ii) From the XP disk (change drive letter to suit).
7) Repeat for all files, 68
8) Now open your Destination folder. You will notice that, although the files have been expanded, their names (or rather the 3-character extension) ends with _
.You now need to rename each file to correct the file extension. Use the following table for guidance. CH_ ... CHM DA_ ... DAT EX_ ... EXE HL_ ... HLP IN_ ... INI MI_ ... MID WA_ ... WAV BM_ ... BMP
9) Your Destination folder should now look like this.
10) You can now run Pinball directly from the executable.
11) If the following dialogue appears, click Run
12) You may now enjoy playing PinBall