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Windows 7: Win 95 floppy won't work with W7 Professional

03 Jan 2014   #1
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
Win 95 floppy won't work with W7 Professional

I have an old database program made for W95 on a floppy disk. I copied the files to a flash drive and tried to install it from there. I've tried installing it as a Windows XP program but it doesn't work. It used to work with WXP. Is there any way i can get it to work?


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03 Jan 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Is this a 16 or 32 bit program you are trying to install?
Is Windows 7 32 or 64 bit?
What if any error messages are you receiving?

You will not be able to install a 16 bit application on a 64 bit OS.
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03 Jan 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
I have an old database program made for W95 on a floppy disk. I copied the files to a flash drive and tried to install it from there. I've tried installing it as a Windows XP program but it doesn't work. It used to work with WXP. Is there any way i can get it to work?
Can you zip all stuff and post here?
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03 Jan 2014   #4
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I am trying to install on a 64 bit computer. That must be the problem. Is there a way around this?
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03 Jan 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Yes, I am trying to install on a 64 bit computer. That must be the problem. Is there a way around this?
Post the stuff in zip file please. Is it a 32 bits or 16 bits program? A ms dos program?
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03 Jan 2014   #6
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

I zipped the folder with all the files. Please tell me how to attach the folder to this post. Thanks!
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03 Jan 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
I zipped the folder with all the files. Please tell me how to attach the folder to this post. Thanks!
The steps in this tutorial also apply to uploading files:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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03 Jan 2014   #8
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

All my zipped files are in a FOLDER. I still don't know how to attach the FOLDER. Soory, but this is the first time I've done this.
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03 Jan 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
All my zipped files are in a FOLDER. I still don't know how to attach the FOLDER. Soory, but this is the first time I've done this.
Did you zip all the files and folders to 1 file? So you have something like: Somefilename.ZIP ? Maybe you don't see the extension(?) But it is a "compressed file".

You can upload it.... see other post
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03 Jan 2014   #10
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

What I have is a folder like "ISW3 setup Files.ZIP". I can't upload this folder. The tutorial is clear enough. I just don't know how to put my files inside a *.ZIP file.
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