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Old May 14 2009, 07:01 AM   #1
Thurisaz
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Would a Windows expert please help?

An old friend of mine gave me the Star Trek Encyclopedia on CD-Rom. I have a Mac running Windows XP in Parallels. It won't open. After further examination, the CD's say Macintosh OS7 and up : Windows 95-98. Well, Apple no longer supports classic environment, and XP won't open them either. Is there anything I can download in XP that will allow me to open 95-98 files? Thanks.
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Old May 14 2009, 07:17 AM   #2
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

Thurisaz wrote: View Post
An old friend of mine gave me the Star Trek Encyclopedia on CD-Rom. I have a Mac running Windows XP in Parallels. It won't open. After further examination, the CD's say Macintosh OS7 and up : Windows 95-98. Well, Apple no longer supports classic environment, and XP won't open them either. Is there anything I can download in XP that will allow me to open 95-98 files? Thanks.
Odds are, you're boned.

that said... right-click on the program file, choose the compatibility tab, and select Windows 98. feel free to play around with the options, see if any of them help, nothing you select there will harm the PC.
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Old May 14 2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

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An old friend of mine gave me the Star Trek Encyclopedia on CD-Rom. I have a Mac running Windows XP in Parallels. It won't open. After further examination, the CD's say Macintosh OS7 and up : Windows 95-98. Well, Apple no longer supports classic environment, and XP won't open them either. Is there anything I can download in XP that will allow me to open 95-98 files? Thanks.
Odds are, you're boned.

that said... right-click on the program file, choose the compatibility tab, and select Windows 98. feel free to play around with the options, see if any of them help, nothing you select there will harm the PC.
Didn't work. This sucks. If I can hunt down a 98 disk I can install another desktop. Shit, I was all happy.
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Old May 14 2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

There is a lot of data on those CDs. You can get to most of it by just browsing the disc. Mostly text files and .mov files. If you are just curious to see what's on them.
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Old May 14 2009, 04:03 PM   #5
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

Now is as good a time as every to learn about dual-booting
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Old May 14 2009, 04:10 PM   #6
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

A program like virtual windows should do this ... you would need to have a copy of Windows to install though... I often use it for testing small code i write across the different Win OS... you can pop open any OS you have installed in a window
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Old May 14 2009, 05:07 PM   #7
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

If you just want a Star Trek Encyclopedia, as good as the Okuda's one was, then I'd just go to Memory Alpha. It's a lot more comprehensive and much more up to date.
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Old May 14 2009, 09:10 PM   #8
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If you just want a Star Trek Encyclopedia, as good as the Okuda's one was, then I'd just go to Memory Alpha. It's a lot more comprehensive and much more up to date.
Another advert for Memory Alpha?

And it runs on any OS connected to the Internet.
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Old May 16 2009, 02:45 PM   #9
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Re: Would a Windows expert please help?

Sheepshaver http://sheepshaver.cebix.net/ allows you to run the classic Mac OS inside OS X (Intel included). The copy I got included the classic Mac OS, so you don't need to buy anything.

I use it to play my old copy of Oregon Trail 2. Should work for what you want to do.
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