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WANTING TO UP GRADE FROM A 98 TO XP

Computer says device is working but will not. I have installed a 98 version of M/S Combat flight Sim. I wanted to use it with I can't find up grads for it eather.

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Hi brown333222,

Which device, specifically, is the computer saying is working? Is it when you try to run the CD? A software program shouldn't have anything to do with a device, unless you're talking about a video game controller or something along those lines.

Ben

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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