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Windows 98 I miss you!


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#1 troublesh00ter

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:07 PM

Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a copy of the Windows 98se OS?

There are alot of games you can't play on 64bit... like Oregon Trail!!!
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:12 PM

One word Ebay or craigslist but be careful on craigslist of people who are not real. I would go ebay first: http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksi...-All-Categories
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:28 PM

Just a word of caution . . .

Check the website of the manufacturer of your system BEFORE installing 98!
Device drivers may not be available for your system.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:59 PM

windows xp 32 bit should run anything 98se could, in case you cant find a copy of it, and driver support is much better for xp.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:29 AM

Many of the old 98 Games were actually DOS Based.

This Free program could be well worth a Trial for you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOSBox

You can get it here.

DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and dos. Its main use is to run old dosgames on platforms which don't have dos(win2K/XP/linux/FreeBSD/Mac OS X)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/

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Edited by Drovers Dog, 27 June 2010 - 12:32 AM.

What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:40 AM

I use DosBox to run a lot of old DOS-based programs. Also, Win '95 was much better than '98. Although XP was a vast improvement over both. I was devastated when I "upgraded" to '98 only to find out that all of the DOS (which I used more than I did Windows) functionality had been removed! :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:11 AM

I use DosBox to run a lot of old DOS-based programs. Also, Win '95 was much better than '98. Although XP was a vast improvement over both. I was devastated when I "upgraded" to '98 only to find out that all of the DOS (which I used more than I did Windows) functionality had been removed! :flowers:


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Some of the 3.1 Games could not stand the speed of the new CPU, Mate. I saw that.

Using WIN98SE and then WINXPHome was a quite magical period in my life. I had both together as Dual Boot on a 2.4G Machine. Interesting learning times. I really tested them all out. I also had WIN3.1 Games as well? They couls not run at the speed of the 2.4G CPU. I honestly have never tried them im Dosbox. Maybe they will?


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Edited by Drovers Dog, 27 June 2010 - 05:24 AM.

What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:39 AM

I had an old arcade style game on an ancient PC one time, and I mean ancient it was like 25 mhz CPU forgot what kind. I got my hands on a newer computer (Pentium II 200, which was decently fast at the time) I put that game on, and it worked-to well! the spaceships flew by so fast you couldnt see them, it was hilarious. . .

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:50 AM

:thumbsup:

I did it with an old shooting Game, Mate, it was a Freak out.

Before you saw the Targets they were gone.

Just nice to share Memories from that Period, Mate.

BTW? Mate means many things, but in this case I mean "Friend"

I Honestly am trying to break down the Barriers, I hope others will Help me? That is the only way to go now. If people really try to understand others' Culture, there will be World Peace. Isn't that what we really all want?

The Space station has shown, as has the Football World Cup? Humans can interact quite nicely without War.

Sorry to keep pushing my point, but it really is Important.

I truely Love everyone in the World. That is my Honest Nature, just because I am like I am.

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Edited by Drovers Dog, 29 June 2010 - 03:22 AM.

What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

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