Installing iCab and Stuffit to iMac OS 8.6 from CD burned on Windows XP

Hi there
I used to have an iMac as you can see from my details but swapped over to the dreaded Windows about 4 years ago now.
My brother was given an old iMac recently, which is running OS 8.6 He couldn't get IE to work as the version was too old, so he couldn't get on the net to download iCab, which I suggested (used to have it on the iMac I had). So, I downloaded iCab and Stuffit for OS 8.6 from the net onto my Windows XP laptop and then burned a cd for him. Trouble is, my brother says the cd won't work on his iMac. He said it makes a whirring sound like it's trying to read it but then stops and nothing happens.
I said I didn't think it was a compatibility problem between Windows and Mac, as the files dowloaded were Mac files.
Any help would be appreciated. It's amazing how quickly I've forgotten how to do things on the Mac but I still feel loyal to Macs rather than Windows!
Thanks in advance.
Message was edited by: Esther Flatau
Message was edited by: Esther Flatau
Message was edited by: Esther Flatau
Message was edited by: Esther Flatau

Hi Esther,
The original browser was an old version of IE and my brother couldn't get onto the net at all with it.
Was it possibly Internet Explorer 4.01 (in an Internet folder)? Usually, nearly all browsers will work to a certain extent, but an old version may prevent you from opening many web pages and from using some functions. An Internet service provider may require proxy data (under the web browser preferences).
an error message coming up that Microsoft no longer supports that version and to download the latest version
That almost sounds like a message appearing once you actually are on the Internet.
so, that puts paid to the e-mail idea as well, as he can't get a connection at all.
A browser would, of course, be needed for web mail. However, a separate email application (e.g., Eudora or Outlook Express) should be fine, as long as the Internet connection as such is working.
The connection is a dial-up one.
For the Internet connection, the things to check would be that the TCP/IP control panel has been set to connect via PPP and that everything in the Modem and Remote Access control panels is OK (the ISP should be able to help with details).
I did check the cd after I'd burned it to make sure the programs were on it
As indicated earlier, that CD should (normally) be readable in an iMac.
Thanks for the info about the extensions.
The extensions are important. Otherwise, the iMac may not properly show discs and/or contained files.

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