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#118709 - 06/05/05 08:25 AM Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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I only have one computer so I have kept Win98 so I could finish playing some of my older games and replay them.....but when I learned I couldn't play the new Delaware game it made me wonder...what is the trend in gaming...should I move on to a newer Windows?? Or do most developers still include Win98? So far I have had no problems playing any new games except a few of the indie games from Internet. And IF I were to drop Win98 what is the best way to go? Thanks for any help

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#118710 - 06/05/05 08:38 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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Personally I would upgrade to 98SE. Its supported more so than 98. I have not had one problem running the newer games on SE.
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#118711 - 06/05/05 09:02 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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Windows Me. Might be better as its a good balance between wind 98se and win xp.

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#118712 - 06/05/05 09:17 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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My suggestion? Keep WIN98 on your present computer and BUY a NEW computer which comes with WIN XP. You can, if you have enough memory or two hard drives, then partition it to use both XP and 98. Many of the older games for 98 do not want to run in XP - but Inferno does have a list of the games that she was successful in using XP on, you might want to check it out. The problem is if you wish to replay some of your old favorites and if they don't run in XP then what do you do?
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#118713 - 06/05/05 09:21 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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All I can say is that I wish I still had 98. All the games I want to play are such a hassle now due to XP. I'm considering buying an older computer from eBay which I can use to run them hassle free.

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#118714 - 06/05/05 09:50 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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Yep i have my old puter right beside my new one.Never know when i might get the mood to play Amber....

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#118715 - 06/05/05 10:35 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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You could have a dual boot system. I had my old harddrive with win98 installed in my new computer. Now when I boot up I can go to win98 or xp, xp is my default drive.

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#118716 - 06/05/05 10:48 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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lol I just dragged out my 486 to add to my stack of operational hardware. Yeah, I had to ask one of my kids to leave home so I could have the space but hey...........you can never have too many operating systems.

happy trails,

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#118717 - 06/05/05 11:25 AM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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I agree with Betty Lou. If you can manage it, buy a new but keep the old. You can then use a KVM switch to simplify with one monitor, mouse, keyboard and speakers.

I got rid of my old computer running Win ME and had to go to eBay and buy an old compaq as so many games won't run on the faster newer computers. I tried to do a dual boot with 2 HD in the new, but my video card won't run in Win 98se... and I had to lie about the memory and HD size; so I learned the hard way.

Good luck to you!
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#118718 - 06/05/05 01:39 PM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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IMO Stay clear of Win ME. I thought it was the worst operating system ever. Its the only one I ever had tons of problems with.
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#118719 - 06/05/05 02:17 PM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
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I have Win 95,98 and XP. It sure make playing all games, old and new, so much easier.
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#118720 - 06/05/05 02:31 PM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
Melanie1 Offline
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I have Win ME on one computer and XP on the other. My ME computer plays the old games with no problems and has not been a bad os for me. Just my 2 cents. smile

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#118721 - 06/05/05 02:43 PM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
Jenny100 Offline
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What Johnboy said.
Also what Ron and Betty Lou said.
I've never regretted having more than one computer.

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#118722 - 06/05/05 02:56 PM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
Cathy1 Offline
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I agree Melanie
I've been using Win Me for over 3 years and have no problems with it either. Just my 2 cents. wave
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#118723 - 06/05/05 03:39 PM Re: Holding on to Win98...bad idea?
SirDave Offline
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Registered: 01/14/03
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I agree with those who suggested keeping the Win98 computer and getting another win WinXP and using a KVM switch to share the Keyboard, Monitor & Mouse. I've used this system for years.

Dual boot overall is a hassle; there are problems with it that I won't go into, but which can interfere with the use of both systems.

Do not under any circumstances install the most bug-ridden, unreliable OS known to man: WinME!

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