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  1. philjar

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    Hi.I want to play some of my old win 95 games but my present laptop too fast.I dont mind buying an old laptop off ebay but it is confusing to which laptop should I get.For example one game gives the requirements as :- Pentium 200,operating system windows 95/98.CD rom drive 8X speed,32 MB of Ram,video 3DFX soundblaster compatible.Perhaps someone with the knowledge could suggest what type of laptop to get.Many thanks Philip.
     
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    I would use a virtual machine to run the old os and games
     
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    I have heard of this system but don`t know how to set it up and use it.Philip
     
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    I do not have win7 installed I have winxp pro.Thanks
     
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    There is no virtual machines in winxp pro,do I need to download a virtual machine?.Philip.
     
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    Yes.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...02-3199-48a3-afa2-2dc0b40a73b6&displaylang=en

    Also the links in post number 4 give detailed instructions..I would give them a read before starting.

    It seems complicated..but it really isnt,,just a few steps....if all else fails just start over and you haven't lost anything other than a little time.
    I would select a fixed size rather than expanding size when the option comes up
     
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    I use virtual box.....I dont use w98 though..I mainly run xp on it..and try some linux distros

    http://www.virtualbox.org/

    I like it......you might like it better than virtual pc...W98 isnt supposed to run very fast on it though but you can give it a try
     
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    Have got as far as cd/dvd drrive in settings of win 2007 virtual pc,attach cd or dvd to secondryIDE controller but cannot get win98 iso to install in virtual machine.The 2007 vm has a different layout and text the vm pc7 you directed me to.Help.Philip
     
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    Are you attaching an iso file...or using the actual drive.
    I dont have virtual pc on here..I use virtual box..so I can only guess what is going on there.
    Does it start to load the w98 file at all...or do you get errors?
     
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    Am trying to install win98 iso as downloaded.No error notes shewn
    Any thoughts about an old lap speed etc ?
     
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    Does the file say ISO.
    It could be compressed and need to be unzipped.
     
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