If you have older software that was made for Windows XP, 2000, ME, or 98, there is a good chance you can still run it in Windows 7. First, you should try to do a normal install. If it fails, crashes, or hangs, start the install over again, but this time, right click on the setup file and select ‘troubleshoot compatibility’.
This will allow Windows to automatically attempt to run the software in the best mode. After Windows does this, select ‘start the program’. If it installs, you are done. If not, you can run again and select specific options such as a service pack level.