How to Install Dungeon Keeper on Windows XP


"Dungeon Keeper" was released for the PC in 1997 for the Windows 95 operating system and later re-released for Windows 98 as "Dungeon Keeper Gold Edition." When attempting to install "Dungeon Keeper" on Windows XP, an error message stating that the game must be installed on Windows 95 may appear. In order to install "Dungeon Keeper" on Windows XP, you will need to install the game using the Windows Program Compatibility Mode.

  • Insert the "Dungeon Keeper" CD-ROM into your computer's disc drive.

  • Double-click "My Computer," located on your desktop or in your "Start" menu.

  • Right-click your computer's disc drive icon -- in most cases, this is the D:\ drive. Click "Explore" from the drop-down menu.

  • Right-click the "Setup.exe" file. Select "Properties" from the drop-down menu.

  • Click the "Compatibility" tab.

  • Click the drop-down box next to "Run This Program in Compatibility Mode" and select Windows 95.

  • Click "Apply" and then "OK" to save all changes.

  • Double-click "Setup.exe." Installation of "Dungeon Keeper" should begin. Follow the prompts provided to complete installation of the game.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are still having difficulty installing "Dungeon Keeper," re-enter the "Compatibility" tab. Disable visual themes, set the resolution to 640 x 480 and run in 256 colors. Additionally, you can try setting the compatibility to "Windows 98" as well.

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