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One Write Plus & Windows XP

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I have been using a dos based accounting program called One Write Plus for Dos on my Win98 machine. When I tried to run it on my new XP machine, it wouldn't work. I tried to run it in Win98 compatibility mode by right-clicking the .exe and selecting Win98 compatibility. The dos screen just locks up.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Jon
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Some DOS programs just aren't going to run on XP not matter what you do. This may be the case for this program. See if the vendor my have and updated version of it made to run on the NT Kernel or specifically for XP,


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Have you tried creating a shortcut to the program and then doing the compatibility thing through the shortcut instead?
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Did you do everything in accordance to this MS KB

http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q292533

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HOW TO: Use Windows Program Compatibility Mode in Windows XP (Q292533)

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The information in this article applies to:


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional


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SUMMARY
Using The Windows Application Compatibility Mode
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SUMMARY
This article describes how to use Windows Application Compatibility mode. This mode provides an environment for running programs that closely reflects the behavior of earlier Windows operating systems.

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Using The Windows Application Compatibility Mode
When you use Windows Application Compatibility mode, many of the most common issues that prohibit earlier versions of programs from working correctly are resolved. If you run a program and it does not function as expected, it is recommended that you run the program in one of the compatibility environments. To run programs in Windows Application Compatibility mode in Windows XP, follow these steps:
Right click on the link of the program that you want to fix.


Click on Properties .


Click on the Compatibility tab.


Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:


Windows 95


Windows 98


Windows NT 4


Windows 2000





Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is necessary for the program to work correctly:
Run in 256 colors.


Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.


Disable visual themes.


Click on Apply .


Click on Ok.


Double click on the program.




NOTE : The Compatibility tab is only available for programs installed on your hard drive. Although you can run the Program Compatibility Wizard on programs or setup files on a CD-ROM or floppy disk, your changes will not remain in effect after you close the program. For more information about an option on the Compatibility tab, right-click the option and then click What's This .

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For additional information about software that is compatible with Windows XP please visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.windowscatalog.com 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright 2002 Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052-6399 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
 
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