Sunday, September 20, 2009

Run WinXP and 2000 apps on Win95, Win98 and WinME!

I've been experimenting with the FLOCK social broswer. It's really cool! I'm running Windows Millenium Edition on my old tricked out PC. Here's how to do it:

1 - go get yourself the latest copy of FLOCK (flock.com)
2 - now you'll need "KernelEx," and you can get it from Sourceforge.net... HERE IS THE LINK... when you visit their page you may have to look for a second link that is still sourceforge but may begin with either word "files" or "download"
3 - KernelEx downloaded and installed in less than 4 minutes on my PC with my puny 28.8 oldschool dial-up modem connection! (During installation it may need to go to Microsoft for a small file, so make sure you're connected... that smaller file took 45 seconds to download.)
4 - THE TRICKY PART:::I've seen posts in online forums where people installed KernelEx but still couldn't use XP programs. You have to right click on the .exe file before you install it. You'll see a box with tabbed files... go to the last file and it will give you options [compatibility mode] of framework under which to install Flock (or any other program) ... the SECRET is that you must choose the OS the program is supposed to run on. If you choose WinME (which would seem to be the correct answer, and fooled me at first) the program will bounce and give you a message that it "cannot install on this version of windows" or some similar message: the messages seem to vary by OS release.
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