Solved need a desktop windows ME or 2000

August 28, 2011 at 01:55:47
Specs: Windows XP
I want to play my old games and can't do it on my windows xp, don't want to downgrade my xp, Just want to know where I can buy a desktop that has windows ME or Windows 2000 Do not need to go on line with it. I have to use msdos for the games and I don't have enough room in the msdos on the xp, I have tried to no avail, thus looking for a desktop windows ME or 2000. And yes Iam computer stupid.

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August 28, 2011 at 16:15:51
Check craigslist for your area and ebay. They'll be some on ebay but as far as I'm concerned, are all too expensive. But you might luck out. I could probably put one together for you but shipping is always a lot.


#1
August 28, 2011 at 13:25:59
The ideal way would be to buy an old P-II or p-III machine (or AMD equivalent) and install ME on it yourself. You just need to make sure its hardware is all there and functioning.

But why ME? If you're gonna play old dos games then just install dos or at least 98. MS started treating dos as an illegimate child with ME.

Or you could look into installing a virtual machine within your XP. That's just software that allows you to run a second OS within your principle one.


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August 28, 2011 at 14:05:00
Can you just purchase buy the software msdos 98-2000 and download it, or does a puter tech have to install it, tks computer stupid

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#3
August 28, 2011 at 14:33:37
You can get that stuff on ebay. For 98 you'd want a full versioin--not an upgrade or update disk. You might be able to find a download site but they're not supposed to be there and you never know what you'll get. I could probably burn you a copy if you can't get one at a good price.

Most 98 disks are bootable so if the PC can boot from the cdrom then that'll get it going.

First you need to find an older PC. Just something not too new as the hardware will need 98 driver support. Depending on where you live you should be able to pick one up at a garage sale for $5 or so.


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#4
August 28, 2011 at 15:43:58
I have been looking for one and can't seem to find any, I live in Montana

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August 28, 2011 at 16:15:51
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Check craigslist for your area and ebay. They'll be some on ebay but as far as I'm concerned, are all too expensive. But you might luck out. I could probably put one together for you but shipping is always a lot.

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#6
September 4, 2011 at 14:54:29
if u could build me one I would be forever greatful, I will pay for shipping it to me,

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#7
September 4, 2011 at 15:43:34
I have an old Compaq Pentium 3 733 that I'd be happy to ship to you if you paid the shipping, from New England to Montana it's probably about $25 or $30 through USPS or UPS. I don't use FedEx.

It isn't being used anymore, just one of many old spares I own. I can load any operating system for you from DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.x, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000, or Windows XP. I think it has 128MB or 256MB PC100 RAM and a 10GB hard disk drive with a floppy drive and CD-RW. Just tower, I don't have an extra keyboard, mouse or monitor, and it would increase the shipping cost as well.

iMac G5 1.8GHz PPC, 2GB RAM, 160GB, Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11, SuperDrive

http://sdfox7.com


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