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Living Books Hi. I got my granddaughter a Living Books CD called Grandma and Me which has a date of 1997. I'm assuming that it doesn't work well with Windows XP and it keeps shutting down after we play it for about 4 or 5 minutes. She loves this CD and I would like to know if there is anyway to make it compatible with Win XP. If you can help, I'd appreciate it. Thanks...Grateful

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Well, first thing to see if the cd is scratched up. If it looks ok, put the cd in and do not play it yet. Go to My Computer and see the cd in the drive. Right click on the cd drive and go to Properties. Here you might see something that says "make compatible for" or something similar. Choose Windows 95 and try the CD. If it still does not work, repeat the Properties thing and change the display setting option to 256 color or 8 bit. If that fails, change it to Windows 98 and try it. There is a way to get it working. If you are lost, already, I can send you an illustration of this procedure. Good Luck

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Windows xp will not run the cd

have you tried running it in the compatibility program?
go to start
then all programs
then to accessories
then to program compatibility wizard
I don't say it will run it, but I've used it many times because then program wouldn't run any other way

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