Command and Conquer: red alert on Windows 7 (Windows 95 game on Windows 7?)


I am currently trying to install Command and Conquer: red alert on my computer, which is running Windows 7. I have scoured the internet for answers and found the following two sites which, although not specifically designed to Windows 7, I thought may help: and From the second link, I downloaded the compatibility tools kit which, I suppose, has allowed me to get to step 10 on the first link.

Which means that I did everything up to actually be able to install the game. When I try to install the game I get the following error: "the version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are using. Check your computer's system information to see if you need a x 86 (32 bit) or x 64 (64-bit) version of the program and then contact the software publisher. "I looked at the system information and Windows 7 is a 64-bit program (which many of you probably already know, I'm not very tech savy). In any case, I wonder if there is a way in which I can get this Windows 95 (32 bit of sense game I guess) to run on Windows 7. Any help is appreciated thank you.

Command and Conquer: red alert is not at all compatible with windows 7. Red Alert 3 is good.

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    Hi xPEZZx,

    What version of Command and Conquer you trying to install?

    Follow the link to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center that provides information on the different versions of the game.

    You can try to copy the configuration file for the game on your computer and so it works in compatibility mode and check if that helps. Execution of convenience store compatibility is just a workaround solution, if this does not help, you might need go to the new version of the game.

    You can also contact the Publisher of the game and check if they can help you in the installation.

    Hope this information is useful.

    Amrita M

    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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  • Command and Conquer


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