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So, it finally hit me that since I can find just about anything on Ebay, I'd sure like to have some service manuals for my vehicles.

Found a manual for the '96 Windstar as well as a manual for the '99 Suburban, both on CDs and from seperate vendors.

I got them in and discovered that on my home machine (XPhomeSP2)- you can't run them! I get some weird errors.

I tried using the compatibility mode, and no matter how that was set, it just didn't work.

On a whilm I grabbed an old Win95 laptop and tried using them - no problem at all. They both install and work great.

My questions are - has anyone else here run into that, and if so, did you find a solution (and what was it)?

Thanks all!

Tim the technojunkie
 

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A friend gave me a cd with the manuals for the 99 trucks. It's all in pdf format, so it works fine for me using adobe reader.
 

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I had the same problem. solved it by a purchase of a paper back manual. I wasted too much time on the cd and did'nt want my computer in my garage every time I need a reference.
 

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curtolson said:
I had the same problem. solved it by a purchase of a paper back manual. I wasted too much time on the cd and did'nt want my computer in my garage every time I need a reference.
Completely agree, besides I'm old school.

I like getting my books greasy not my computer.
 

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RE: cd

Well, to answer your question, there really isn't any reason that the CD runs on an old Win95 machine and not on a WinXP machine. Maybe the autorun didn't fire up or it was a really old version of a PDF or something.

I never thought about CDs before a couple of years ago. I still like the book myself too and I'm a technogeek.
 
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