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Receiving message: "that disk is not compatible with my Windows 7", when trying to use a USB Floppy Disk Drive to load Microsoft Entertainment pack.

Original title: Can not install Microsoft Entertainment pack on windows 7 system?  Can you help?

Have old Microsoft Entetainment pack on floppy disk... Bought a USB Floppy Disk Drive and attempted to load.  Received message that disk is not comnpatable with my Windows 7 OS.  Can somebody help?

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Hi AlanCornet,

 

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forum.

 

Based on the information, you are receiving an error message: “disk is not compatible with my Windows 7”, when trying to load a USB Floppy Disk drive to run Microsoft Entertainment pack.

It would be helpful if you could reply to the question to assist you better.

1. Are you trying to print any emails from Windows Live?

2. Does this occur when you try to print any other program files?

3. Have you made any recent software or hardware changes on the system?

 

This issue is due to compatibility issues with the USB Floppy disk with Windows 7.

You may check the device manufacturer's website to find out if there any updates for it such as a firmware that might be needed to enable compatibility under Windows 7.

If drivers/firmware update is only available for previous versions of operating system, then you may install the drivers in compatibility mode and check if it helps.

For further information, refer to the articles:

Make older programs run in this version of Windows

Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly

 

Regarding Microsoft Entertainment pack, you need to install and run it in compatibility mode to get it work on Windows 7 computer.

Hope the information helps.

 

Let us know if you need further assistance with Windows related issues. We will be happy to help.

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The games were made years ago for 16-bit and last run natively on XP.

 

If you have Windows 7 professional, you could install XP Mode and then install the games within XP Mode, The games were not heavy on graphics and should run ok.

 

This assumes that XP mode will recognize the USB floppy drive..

 

Windows 7 XP Mode.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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