Trying to open the files Windows 3.1 with Vista Home Premium 32 bit

I am trying to open the files of an old computer running Windows 3.1. the files include MS Publisher, MS Works, encyclopedia Compton, & several other w/3.1 compatible programs. Y at - it a program or an update to Vista that can be used to open these files? What I try to open it & save programs on a version of Windows 3.1 & Vista before using on Vista? I can't open files from MS Office that have been made on a computer running Windows 98 or 2000. Any ideas?

Windows has many built-in features to make it as compatible as possible with older versions, but Windows 3.1 is really a little old! You can try to use Compatibility Mode, but it goes only up to what Windows 95.

To run an older program in Ccompatability Mode (as if your PC was using an older operating system):

1. right click on the program and select 'properties '.

2. go in the 'Compatibility' tab at the top.

3. check the first check box and to set up the 'Windows 95 operating system "(which is as old as that).

4. check all other settings for maximum compatibility (depending on the program that you try to use, some may not be necessary, but you should try each of them to be sure).

5. click "OK" and try to run the program.

Note: If you want to try to do this at a program Office (and other Windows programs), this may not work. Please ask for more help with this.

Your files, you need to just find a compatible program to open with. Please tell us the types of files for more help with this.


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