Using Our Software with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Some of our railroad programs require a CD in the drive when you install, and in some cases while you run the program. And many of our programs require you to install and run them in compatibility mode.

If you have downloaded the program (rather than purchasing a CD from us), and you get a message about the install CD (or just a failed install), please do the following:

Copy the files from the download to a CD (make sure you copy the individual files and not the archive) and put it in your CD drive and see if that enables the installation.

However, before attempting the installation:
Right click on the program's exe file, Click Properties; click the Compatibility tab. Check Windows 98 from the dropdown list if it is available. If your OS (e.g. Windows 10) doesn't have a Windows 98 option, check the XP box. Check other settings, if appropriate. Click OK and try installing again.

Windows 10 may require you to run the program as administrator; right-click on the exe file and select to run as administrator. If you wish to have the program run automatically as administrator, follow any of these links and make the suggested adjustments to set it to run automatically as administrator: or or

If this doesn’t solve the problem, try:
Look through the information below, search the internet for such terms as “How to Enable Hyper-V in Windows 8 –Pro” and “running older programs in Windows 8.” The following information has been obtained from the Microsoft site here:

And from here:

We also suggest this site:

We make no claims as to the suitability, safety or success of using these methods with our legacy products. The content below and on the above referenced websites is for information purposes only. Please consult with your administrators or other computer experts prior to attempting to enable Windows 8 to operate a virtual machine.

Windows 8 and 10 do not include XP "mode" but do include Compatibility Mode although Windows 10 Compatibility Mode goes back only to XP.