|Very little risk. I tried an old game in Windows 7 and it worked fine. Why not try it in vista first?|
Dosbox is a great tool if you get it from dosbox and be sure to scan it. There are other tools to allow you to try old games. Dosbox would be the first on my list to use.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10