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“Disney's Adventures in typing with Timopn and Poomba ”

Written on: 13/06/2010 by sandy7m (2 reviews written)

Disney's Adventures in typing with Timopn and Poomba

My daughters used this when I bought it for them back in the late ninties.

Then my mother decided to become a silver surfer (in her late 60's).

her new laptop had all sorts of problems with the program. i relaised very quickly that windows Vista was the culprit. Why can't Microsoft make their operating systems recognise older programs and then resolve compatability automatically. More money to be made the way they do things. Anyway here is the short set of notes I made for my mother. This was done to be fool prof for those who have hardly any knowledge of computers


Video problems with Adventures in typing with Timone and Poomba

There are compatibility issues with Windows Vista and this program

To overcome these problems we need to force windows Vista to use an

older Video format (from the days when the program was first published).

Hi Mum

A short cut has been created and placed on your desktop.

The compatibility (properties) in the short cut have been set to -

. Windows 95

. 256 colours

. 640 x 480

This is how to use the program Adventures in

typing with Timone and Poomba on a

computer running Windows Vista

1. Do not put the CD-rom in the computer until you are asked

2. Indentify the shortcut/icon on your desktop to start the

program. Look for a large letter T with the description below

it Video fix - Adventures in typing

3. Click on this T icon

4. When the computer asks for the CD-rom, place it

in the disc bay and wait for the program to start.

5. Use the program as normal.

6. To quit the program so that it saves the progress you

have made - use the QUIT symbol in the

program's screen

7. When the program has shut-down, remove the

CD-rom from the disc bay

Note that steps 1 through to 7 have to be done every

time the program is started and stopped.

You will not have to do anything to put settings back to where

they should be - Windows Vista will do that automatically.

This is how to stop any program if you are

having problems and can not see how

to stop it.

1. Press the following two keys together Ctrl Alt

2. While holding those two keys down, press a third

key - the Delete key

3. A menu will pop up.

Click once on the Task Manager option

4. A new window will open with a list of the programs that are

running on your computer. Click once on the program that

is causing the problem.

5. At the bottom of the new window click on End Task

6. The program that was causing the problem will be shut

down for you.

Note that using this method is a sort of emergency stop so it will not

save any new work you have done on the program/file.

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