Sidekick 99 and Windows XP

  Peter 11:26 AM 21 Jul 08

I am trying to get Sidekick 99 working with Windows XP, but without success. I seem to remember someone putting up a message that they had succeeded. Has anyone done so please?


  kiaora 11:57 AM 21 Jul 08

Came across this sometime ago, can't confirm it's correct or not, I've not got Sidekick any more so I can't 'play'

If you try it and it's ok, please post back to let us know.

Kia Ora

To correct the error you look for a file named Wininit.ini and rename it to Wininit.old.
After doing this Sidekick 99 should install as it should.

  Peter 00:44 AM 22 Jul 08


Thanks for the info kiaora, I will give it a try and post back.


  Peter 20:45 PM 22 Jul 08


Thanks for your help kiaora. I did as you suggested and, sure enough, it worked. I have been able to use the setup programme and install Sidekick 99 under Windows XP Pro.

The Wininit.ini file which I renamed is 0 byte in size and is dated when Windows was installed. Under Windows 95 & 98 the Wininit.ini file is produced when an installation programme needs to reboot to complete installation and is renamed as Wininit.bak once it has been used after the reboot. Because of this I was surprised to find that a Wininit.ini file existed, but it did and following your instructions I have been able to install Sidekick 99. Thanks again kiaora.

I will tick this thread as "Resolved."

Regards, Peter.


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