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Older 16 and 32 bit games

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Last response: in PC Gaming
October 7, 2009 9:38:38 PM

can anyone tell me if these games will become compatable with win 7? I certainly hope so, if not Im going to have to make this brand new laptop run a 98 OS...

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October 7, 2009 10:09:17 PM

For the really old games you will be better off downloading a copy of virtual PC and running a Win 98 vm for them, inside Windows 7....
October 8, 2009 5:43:16 AM

checkout dosbox
October 8, 2009 11:51:43 AM

Dosbox will handle any nativly DOS games, but any 16-bit Windows program will not run under Vista or later, regardless of 32-64 bit status. Also, WinXP mode doesn't allow for graphics acceleration, so many other games that would otherwise be forced to work this way may be too slow to run in XP mode.

Best advice would be a seperate ME partition. Yes, ME stinks, but at least you can usually find drivers for it...