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i'd like to run the old freecell (from XP) on my vista machine

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    Al x Guest

    i'd like to run the old freecell (from XP) on my vista machine

    hi all

    is it possible to download and run the old freecell from XP on my
    vista (ultimate) machine.

    my 86 yr old mother does not like the vista version.

    thanks

    al

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    Re: i'd like to run the old freecell (from XP) on my vista machine

    "Al x" <alhavrilla@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > hi all
    >
    > is it possible to download and run the old freecell from XP on my
    > vista (ultimate) machine.
    >
    > my 86 yr old mother does not like the vista version.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > al
    If you really mean "download", ie from the Internet, then no, you won't find
    the XP Freecell executables on any legal sites. If you already have XP and
    want to copy the files to your mother's machine, then just go ahead and give
    it a try!



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    Re: i'd like to run the old freecell (from XP) on my vista machine

    Alex, I know it's been months since you posted this question and it's unlikely that you'll be back looking for an answer, but my mother had the same issue and after I found a way to do this for her, she asked me to come back and explain it just in case.

    There are four or five files from XP that you'll need to copy into a new folder on the Vista computer:

    cards.dll
    freecell.chm
    freecell.hlp
    freecell.exe
    and possibly freecell.chw

    I suggest running a search (including hidden files and folders) for these files, as I've located them in different places on two different computers running XP. One had the .chw file and the other did not.

    Simply copy those files to a new folder on the Vista computer and create a desktop shortcut. It's important that you create a new folder as some of these file names are identical to those used in the Vista version.

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