|I got 2 or 3 extra hard drives here, all loaded up and running Win 98 each of them. I used to use them about for one day or so every 6 to 9 months. In round terms they are going, but old. They fire off right away.|
I seldom have to buy a computer as the neighbor hands off his older Dell computers to me over the fence. Apparently he had troubles with a black case model. It came over the CL fence without a HD inside. His favorite computer guy said it had a failed HD, and thus took it out, and left it out. My neighbor then went and bought another computer with Win 7 on it.
My question is: Can I simply hook in one of my old Win 98 Hard Drives and get it going again then? I realise it may stumble a bit getting used to a new power supply, monitor, etc. but will this work? It will be faster than before with new CPU inside, which at one time had Win XP running on it. Those days are gone now, and I do not want to go through all the attendant loops of converting to XP. I got used to Win 98 a few years ago, and that seems to work fine here.