I installed Barbie Magic Hairstyler on my Win XP computer, it installed fine but when I tried to play it an error comes up: C:\Program Files\Barbie\Barbie Magic Hair Styler\Barbie Magic Hair Styler.exe is not a valid Win32 application the game says on it that it is for Windows 95 so is it just not compatable?
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When you say that you are unable to play , do you mean its not loading ? unable to install it? do you get a specific error message when you try to launch it ?
hidden object adventure pack:
System Requirements: Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 . , 800 MHz processor or greater. , 512MB RAM. , 237MB free hard drive space. , DirectX 7.0. Administrator privileges are required to properly install the program on Windows XP, Windows Vista , and Windows 7. Format: WIN XP,VISTA,WIN 7 Genre: ENTERTAINMENT Rating: E10+ Age: 8386390063
if your using windows XP , make sure that you have Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP3 and the rest of the specs mentioned above.
It sounds like some other program or process running in the back ground is inturupted the install progress each time. Close all of your running programs like msn mircosoft office programs ect. and try again and let me know if it's fixed it.
Try running it in compatibility mode, and if that doesn't work you could also try messing around with some other settings near compatibility mode. I had to do this for an old game called Diablo 2, but it's easy enough to do.
Find the game's launcher, either the desktop icon or the .exe file. Once you find this file, right click on it and in the menu that comes up, select the tab that says compatibility. Here, check the "run in compatibility mode for" and select Windows XP, since that is the OS that you are sure it works on. If that doesn't work, try messing with some of the options too, like the resolution and display scaling. For some odd reason, those make a difference sometimes. I remember Diablo 2 having a strange combination required to work on Windows 7 for me.
I have Heroes of Might and Magic 5 Running on Win 7. There were many patches to install before this title worked(on my computer). Have you installed all the available updates for it?
Here are 2 sites that have the compatibility options: http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/compatibility-tricks-for-old-programs-new-machines/ http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/316-compatibility-mode.html
If that does not work, you can also try to set up XP mode in Win 7: (Note: you need to have Win 7 Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate for this one) Win 7 Home Premium does not support XP Mode. http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/reviews/2010/01/windows-xp-mode.ars/
Alot of older games won't work on new operating systems without getting some extra files from the net. You CAN try adjusting the compatibility of the game and see if that works. When you insert the disc, cancel out of the auto run and go to your my computer. Explore the disc and find the setup.exe file. Right click on this and click on properties. Find the "Compatibility" tab and try adjusting that down to Win XP. If that doesn't work then the game itself might not be able to run on windows 7, which is cruddy, but is the case in some older games :(