how early a version of windows can i run?

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February 4, 2011 at 01:11:12
Specs: Vista SP2, 1 gig
I have a seanix with a core 2 duo 2.33 GH, and need an OS that can run my pinball games without crashing.. i've just about had it up to HERE with Vista.. most of my games are atr least three years old, and many are almost 10 years old.. a system like ME or win 2k would likely work better.. i don't know muck about XP but my previous experience with it was that it also gave errors running older windows games..
Anyone?

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#1
February 4, 2011 at 02:59:09
Try compatibility mode.

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#2
February 4, 2011 at 05:09:06
"most of my games are atr least three years old, and many are almost 10 years old"

Vista is 4 yrs old now, XP is almost 10 yrs old. If you can't get compatibility mode to work, try setting up a virtual machine. In other words, keep Vista, install Microsoft Virtual PC, then install XP in a virtual machine. However, if your games are constantly crashing, it's possible you have a problem that needs fixing. Could be a software / driver issue, but it may also be a hardware problem.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...


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#3
February 11, 2011 at 10:42:57
Thanks for replting..sorry about not getting back sooner...re the suggestions..
1) i've already tried ALL the compatibility modes
and
2)
I have got VPC running, as well as virtual box.. they work OK for some games, but the ones that never ran right on NT based systems before, but only on 9x, still won't run on VPC , (on Win ME which is the only 9x i'ver been able to get running properly on the 'free' M$ version of VPC) because I get the following error message. "unable to determine refresh rate.. the application will now close"...

My original question still stands tho.. can I , say, run win2000 on a core2 duo chipPC?
back in the old days it didn't matter, because if a computer could run dos, it could run ANY 9x windows (assuming it was fast enough).. but since NT code is so processor specific, is win2000, or XP, too old?
Thxnx!


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#4
February 12, 2011 at 16:42:05
"My original question still stands tho.. can I , say, run win2000 on a core2 duo chipPC?
back in the old days it didn't matter, because if a computer could run dos, it could run ANY 9x windows (assuming it was fast enough).. but since NT code is so processor specific, is win2000, or XP, too old?
Thxnx! "

You could, but I seriously don't think it would help your problem, especially if the games are also having problems on XP. Keep in mind that its (Windows 2000) also no longer supported by Microsoft and thus using it online could be a big risk.


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