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#1140415 - 02/02/18 09:03 PM Windows 95 computer?
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Hi all,

I know that this may be a question that some may think strange but here it goes, does anyone know where I can find an old windows 95 computer. I had an old computer that I played a lot of my old games on but it died on me. I have been to Ebay and found a few W98SE but I am not sure they will play my old games such as Noir A Showdy Thriller.
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#1140417 - 02/02/18 09:23 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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#1140428 - 02/02/18 11:06 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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Originally Posted By: lexxy
I have been to Ebay and found a few W98SE but I am not sure they will play my old games such as Noir A Shadowy Thriller.

If you can link to the ones you were looking at, we may be able to tell you.

Some of those on eBay don't have hard drives -- or have the hard drive wiped. Would you be able to install a hard drive and install Windows on it or do you need a computer all set up and ready to go? Do you have a Windows 95 or 98 install CD?

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#1140439 - 02/03/18 01:54 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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Those prices are crazy.The same thing happened when we tried to replace a 95 computer on an old machine at work. We found the prices absurd and felt like we were being taken.

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#1140451 - 02/03/18 06:07 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: Geo]
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I found that most of my Win95 games played alright on Win98SE, when I upgraded the OS from 95 to 98.
[In fact I'm still able to play them on that machine.]

So IF you can find a good Win98SE machine, you might be fine.

It's finding one at a non-ridiculous price !!


Edited by Mad (02/03/18 06:11 AM)
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#1140457 - 02/03/18 08:22 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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Thanks everyone for your input. I will keep searching. I do so enjoy replaying some of my old games. I will post when my search produces positive results
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#1140484 - 02/03/18 12:47 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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Hi all.

Quick up date to my search. I found one on Ebay. The price was reasonable and the seller assured me I should be able to play my older games. He further assured me if it does not work I can return it,at my cost of course, but could not give me any assurance that Noir A Shadowy Thriller would play as he NEVER heard of the game. I will keep you posted.
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#1140486 - 02/03/18 01:09 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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Do you have a link to the auction?

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#1140499 - 02/03/18 03:53 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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I not very good at links but I will try, back soon.
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#1140506 - 02/03/18 04:27 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: Jenny100]
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ORDER SHIPPED: Compaq DeskPro EN SF...
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#1140509 - 02/03/18 05:31 PM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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Since it's already shipped we'll have to see how well it plays your games once it arrives. Good luck.

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#1140543 - 02/04/18 10:44 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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I probably know the answer but let me put it to you. This computer already comes with W98se installed, can I install W95 on the hard drive?
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#1140550 - 02/04/18 11:19 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: lexxy]
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You can probably install Windows 95 on it
(as long as you have the boot floppy and Windows 95 CD).

The problem will be finding drivers for Windows 95.

There are many models of Compaq Deskpro with different video, sound, processor, etc. Maybe when the computer arrives you can check it for a more specific model number.

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#1140551 - 02/04/18 11:30 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: Jenny100]
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Would it not be sensible to see if your games will play in the Win98SE system you say is already running - before you try changing it ??

Just a thought smile
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#1140644 - 02/05/18 10:01 AM Re: Windows 95 computer? [Re: Mad]
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That's what I was thinking, Mad. Switching to Windows 95 may well prove not to be necessary, so why not test out all the games you wish to play first before thinking about changing the operating system.

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