installing kids game

Discussion in 'Windows XP Games' started by Guest, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I get an error, cannot creat directory current file: *.* What the heck it
    this and how do I correct it. I downloaded onto my laptop and works fine,
    but the three year old cannot use the laptop, nor do I want her to. Please
    help
    --
    mimi
     
    Guest, Apr 9, 2006
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  2. Guest

    Jimmy S. Guest

    Hi medusa,

    Which game are you trying to install? If your laptop computer
    has an older operating system (older than Windows XP) then...

    Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

    To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
    down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
    to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

    To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
    first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

    1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
    2.. Click on Properties.
    3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
    4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of
    these:
    a.. Windows 95
    b.. Windows 98
    c.. Windows NT 4
    d.. Windows 2000
    5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is
    best:
    a.. Run in 256 colors.
    b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
    c.. Disable visual themes.

    Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

    Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that
    game.
    A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

    If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can
    click the
    link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program
    compatibility",
    or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
    http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

    --
    Cheers, *Windows_XP_MVP_Shell/User*
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
    My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    _________________________________________________________



    medusa Wrote:
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    | I get an error, cannot creat directory current file: *.* What the heck it
    | this and how do I correct it. I downloaded onto my laptop and works fine,
    | but the three year old cannot use the laptop, nor do I want her to. Please
    | help
     
    Jimmy S., Apr 9, 2006
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