How Do I Run "Seven Kingdoms" in XP?

Written by joshua phillips
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"Seven Kingdoms," developed by Enlight Software, is a strategy game released in 1997 for Windows 95. Running the game on newer operating systems, such as Windows XP, can be problematic for some users. However, with the built-in compatibility mode feature on Windows XP, you can simulate the Windows 95 operating system for "Seven Kingdoms." To properly run the game, you must enable compatibility mode once before installation and once before running the game. Aside from these tweaks, "Seven Kingdoms" has no problem running under Windows XP.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Insert the "Seven Kingdoms" disc into your computer's disc drive.

  2. 2

    Click the "Start" button located on the taskbar, and then click "My Computer."

  3. 3

    Right-click the icon representing your disc drive. On many computers, this is the "D:\" drive. Click "Explore."

  4. 4

    Right-click the "Setup.exe" file and select "Properties." Click the "Compatibility" tab.

  5. 5

    Click the box next to "Run This Program In Compatibility Mode For," and select Windows 95 from the drop-down menu. Click "Apply" to save all changes.

  6. 6

    Double-click the "Setup.exe" file to begin the installation. Follow all on-screen prompts to complete installation.

  7. 7

    Set the compatibility mode to Windows 95 on the "Seven Kingdoms" shortcut located on your desktop, following the same steps used to set it for the set-up file.

  8. 8

    Double-click the "Seven Kingdoms" icon on your desktop to launch the game.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are still experiencing problems getting "Seven Kingdoms" to run, digital distributor GOG sells a digital version that is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 with no tweaks needed.

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