help with windows xp mode needed

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  1. acerplat

    acerplat New Member

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    Hi --

    I installed windows xp mode on my new laptop and have been trying to install a program that runs on xp but in xp mode it won't read off the DVD drive. Any ideas? This is very frustrating as I upgraded to professional to use the xp mode and to be able to use these older programs.

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  2. WalkerA WinTeam

    WalkerA WinTeam New Member

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    Hi there,

    In XP Mode, what letter is the DVD drive assigned as? Does it have the same drive letter assignment in Windows 7?

    Cheers,

    Walker
    Windows Outreach Team
     
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    acerplat New Member

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    That was it!

    Thanks so much for your reply. Sure enough, the assignments were different and once I knew that, the rest was simple. Thanks again!!!:razz:
     
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    WalkerA WinTeam New Member

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    Of course, I'm glad you got it fixed :) For the sake of future readers, would you be willing to give just a quick run through of your solution?

    Cheers,

    Walker
    Windows Outreach Team
     
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    acerplat New Member

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    Here's how it worked

    Once it was suggested to me that the drive names might be different in xp mode and Windows 7 mode, I checked on xp mode by clicking my computer and found that instead of being E:, it was D:. So I double clicked on the DVD drive D and proceeded to install the program according to the directions on the disk. Piece of cake, thanks to the help.:redface:
     

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