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WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« on: January 14, 2011, 10:37:30 AM »
Looking for a computer that will run Windows 98. Doesn't matter if it's running windows or not currently. I have software. If possible I would consider at least all the hardware without the case, to lower shipping costs.

Or if someone can give me some info on what hardware Win98 will/won't run on.  I'm not familiar with these oldies that much. 

Building this for a friend and he NEEDS Windows 98, not even SE will work. Some program he wrote only uses it. 

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Re: WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 10:54:54 AM »
Why does he need a full machine? Why not just run a virtual machine with Windows 98 on it?

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Re: WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
He says he's tried.  He wrote this program himself. I don't even know what it is. But, it's so picky it ONLY runs on 98.  Besides, he doesn't even have a machine to run it on if it was a virtual machine. This will be a stand alone machine.

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Re: WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 11:18:30 AM »
Maybe he should fix the program so that it just "works" on any windows machine :mrgreen:
Look at the local good will, I normally see old boxes in there.


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Re: WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 01:08:13 PM »
He says he's tried.  He wrote this program himself. I don't even know what it is. But, it's so picky it ONLY runs on 98.  Besides, he doesn't even have a machine to run it on if it was a virtual machine. This will be a stand alone machine.

Sounds like bullshit. If it works on a Windows 98 box, it will work on a Windows 98 virtual server. I'm not trying to cut anyone out of a sale or anything, but it sounds like he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.

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Re: WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 04:15:04 PM »
Maybe so.  I haven't seen his program.  Or what computers he has.  Just going off what he's giving me.  Either way, I would still need a complete box to run a virtual machine anyway.

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Re: WTB: Desktop computer capable of running Windows 98
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 05:06:55 PM »
I just assumed he owned a computer.

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