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Chapter 6. Programs and Documents > Running Pre-XP Programs

6.12. Running Pre-XP Programs

As any Windows 2000 user can tell you, stability has its price. For years, people who ran Windows 2000 enjoyed far fewer system crashes than Windows Me people did—but they were limited to a much smaller set of compatible programs. (Barney the Dinosaur CDs, for example, simply wouldn't run on Windows 2000.)

Although it's based on Windows 2000, Windows XP isn't quite as limiting to your software library. Microsoft has pulled every trick in the book to make older, pre–Windows XP programs run successfully. For example:


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