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OS & Software Question....

Post by Diego in Seattle » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:45 pm

I saw a game recently on Amazon from a little over a decade ago that I really enjoyed back in the day. The product description says that it's for 98/ME/95. Is it possible to run it on a system currently running Win 7?

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Re: OS & Software Question....

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:07 am

Download the .exe file (don't run it from its current location), then right-click it, and select "compatability mode."

Choose the latest option (sounds like 98, which gets sketchy), and run it from there.

Might work, might not.
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Re: OS & Software Question....

Post by KC Scott » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:02 am

You may also be able to DL a virtual machine and run an instance of 98 on your box

I had to do it with XP an old HP Scanner that wouldn't run on 7

Pain in the ass but fucking HP wouldn't make a driver for 7 and didn't feel like throwing it away at the time (though I finally did)

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Re: OS & Software Question....

Post by Shlomart Ben Yisrael » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:30 pm

Windows 9x runs like shit in a virtual environment.

Try running Windows 2000. I have it running in Oracle's VirtualBox...it's at least functional.
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Re: OS & Software Question....

Post by Dinsdale » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:51 pm

Which brings up a little problem with buying a PC out of the box, with Windows installed: If you install it yourself, you can leave unpartitioned space (I'll take a wild stab this is your situation, Diego). In todays world of 8000 terabyte drives, leaving a little unused isn't a factor. Down the road, you can use the extra space for... whatever. Like maybe installing 98 so you can take a nostalgia trip and play a game you used to enjoy.

A win 7/98 dual boot would be one goofyass setup, but I don't see where it would be a problem (says the guy who has never tried it... used to run a 2000/95 setup for years, for the exact reason Diego is asking).
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Re: OS & Software Question....

Post by PSUFAN » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:15 pm

Martyred wrote:Windows 9x
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