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Gresyth

Computer Abuser
Joined
May 7, 2001
I'm posting this from IE5 browser running on Windows 95 inside Vrtual PC 2007. :D
I developed a craving for Master of Orion 2, so I set it this up. Its been fun except for having to get used to not being able to use my mouse scroll wheel.
 

SuperMiguel

Super User
Joined
Sep 14, 2007
Location
Florida, US
use your time in something else.. :) read a book, learn a programing language orrr instead of using windows 95 try to use linux =)
 
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Gresyth

Gresyth

Computer Abuser
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use your time in something else.. :) read a book, learn a programing language orrr instead of using windows 95 try to use linux =)

I'm out of books I have'nt read several times already.
I already know 7 programming languages...although C++ looks fun.
I'll try out Linux after I get this setup on a Win7 VM or maybe try Win7 in the VM running from XP?

Yes, I'm nuts.
 

deadlysyn

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Stealing your megahurtz at night
I'm out of books I have'nt read several times already.
I already know 7 programming languages...although C++ looks fun.
I'll try out Linux after I get this setup on a Win7 VM or maybe try Win7 in the VM running from XP?

Yes, I'm nuts.

This kind of sounds like the way I was before I got into folding. There once was a time where I changed OS's almost weekly. I used to bounce around between XP, Win2K Pro, and a very old copy of Red Hat Linux I had laying around. I was trying to learn Linux, but didn't have the patience. Once I learned how to multi boot, I discovered Ubuntu. I haven't really had time to work with Linux lately, but if I ever have enough time again, I really want to try to learn.
 
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Gresyth

Gresyth

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That reminds me, can ya have a dual boot with XP and Win7?
 

deadlysyn

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That reminds me, can ya have a dual boot with XP and Win7?

Actually you can. The easiest way to get the boot loader set up right, is to install XP first on one partition or HDD, and then Win7 on the other partition or HDD. If you install the older OS first, then the newer one will recognize it and should set up the boot loader accordingly.
 
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Gresyth

Gresyth

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Actually you can. The easiest way to get the boot loader set up right, is to install XP first on one partition or HDD, and then Win7 on the other partition or HDD. If you install the older OS first, then the newer one will recognize it and should set up the boot loader accordingly.

Cooleth, I hope to have Win7 soon, but I don't want to totally abandon my beloved XP. :chair:
Yes, I know about the VM for Win7 to run XP.

Back in the day, I had as many as 6 Boot configs on my win95 and win 98 boxes.

Sure am glad I don't have to do that anymore. Having to boot into a different OS and/or config files for 1 program got old in a hurry.
 

gcs8

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Jul 15, 2009
Location
atlanta
EasyBCD. play with it it makes muliti booting easy. or try grub. you will need multi partissions as well to keep things from inter fearing with each other so grab a coppy of gparted as well.
 

JessicaD

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Jun 9, 2009
Gresyth,

Yes you can dual boot Windows XP with Windows 7 however you can also install a virtual version of Windows XP assuming your hardware will support virtualization technology.

For more information on XP Mode, please go here: http://bit.ly/lvAjC

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
 

curtis1552

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Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Location
Dayton, Ohio
I'll say learn linux, and run the game in DOSbox.
Both Ubuntu and Fedora are fairly easy to set up for dualboot and as VM.
Though, if you go the dual boot route post in the AltOS forum before you install. The current installers aren't as obvious on asking where you install the bootloader, and if you aren't careful tend ot overwrite the Windows bootloader.

DOSbox got me into playing XCOM: UFO Defense again.