Computer Question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Avalon1984, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Since I am not very good with computers but my old guy is turning 8 this year and starting to leave me, I must look for a replacement. Now, mostly I just fool around on the computer although I do some serious work too occasionally. I do have a bunch of favorite video games and they are compatible with Windows 98 and XP. Would they run on anything that has Windows 7? I’d hate to lose those games, I really like them and they were released when…well, when the new stuff didn’t exist yet. I am torn on whether I should hope my old computer hangs in there or go and get something new before it dies. I know the people on this forum are a lot more helpful than Best Buy and these places. They will immediately know that I don’t know too much about computers. [​IMG]
     
  2. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just taking a guess, but I think your games will probably work just as well on Windows 7 as any of the other operating systems. You can buy a great system at such an affordable price now.
     
  3. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Oh Stephanie, I hope you are right, I am so dragging my feet on this and I am afraid one of these days my computer might just die on me. Looks like my options are priced between $300 and $500. Will take a while to save up on that yet. [​IMG]
     
  4. erner

    erner Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's a chance they will, and a chance they won't. We have a couple of Windows XP/95 games that don't work on our windows 7 computer, but there was a nancy drew game that played on this computer fine when it had windows 7, but it wont play on the computer that currently has windows 7, so I just have know idea.
     
  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    I found this computer information of my game. Does that help? I would hate to lose that game. Would make me very sad [​IMG]


    Developer(s)

    Impressions Games



    Publisher(s)

    Sierra Entertainment



    Series

    City Building Series



    Version

    1.1



    Platform(s)

    Microsoft Windows



    Release date(s)

    1999



    Genre(s)

    Strategy/Simulation



    Mode(s)

    Single-player



    Media/distribution

    CD-ROM



    System requirements
    Windows 95/98
    200 MHz Processor
    32 MB RAM
    360 MB free space
    4X CD-ROM Drive
    1 MB video card
     
  6. Frenchchickens123

    Frenchchickens123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, when we had an oldish computer (5yrs old) the hard drive failed and in the end we took it to a computer repair shop and had a new one, they also upgraded the RAM and cost £90.00 they asked which operating system we wanted on it and said XP rather than windows 7. The computer is running fine now no probs and was cheaper than getting a new one. The other option if you can is buy a reconditioned one that has XP, you get them with 6month/1 year warrenty too. I think that you may have problems running some if not all of them. It's a real pain when this happens, I too have sone old games I like and I now have a specific gaming computer for it now hoping it will last a longer time. I wish you good luck and hope you get something sorted.
     
  7. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Thank you so much for your advice. I thought about just getting this one renewed but the cd-drive gets stuck all the time now too. I have to push the button 10-15x just to open the cd drive. We have a few smaller computer stores here, maybe I will go and check those out. I am a little hesitant because they did something like that to my late husband, gave him a reconditioned computer tower (its grey had faded to yellow, had been around for a while) and it didn’t work well despite the money. He just asked for his old one back [​IMG]
     

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