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XP Computer #1073748
11th Jan 2020 4:46pm
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Got a hankering to play some old pc games but i've tried everything (and i mean everything) and they won't install on my W10 computer so wondered if anyone has an old XP computer to hand they no longer need that i could have off them just for playing old PC games? Cheers.

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Re: XP Computer [Re: j_demo] #1073749
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Twin boot it into XP and Windows 10 or are you saying its a hardware problem?


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Re: XP Computer [Re: diggingdeeper] #1073751
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Probably hardware as well as software. My current computer is just too powerful to even install some games, notably Red Alert 2

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Hi
I could probably sort you out with some old hardware. Got plenty of bits hanging around.


I play red alert on my pc though, ryzen, 1080 gtx ddr 4 nvme.

Are you running it from a disk? Try Origin store. It’s about £5 but it works

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Originally Posted by TheComputerLab
Hi
I could probably sort you out with some old hardware. Got plenty of bits hanging around.


I play red alert on my pc though, ryzen, 1080 gtx ddr 4 nvme.

Are you running it from a disk? Try Origin store. It’s about £5 but it works

Cheers, if you had an old laptop with xp on i'd be happy to buy it off you.

I have it both on disc and iso file, either way it refuses to install.

I've checked the origin site and can get c&c whole pack for £12.50 which i don't mind doing if i know it'll 100% work but i've googled it and a load of people are having problems getting it to work on W10.

I know windows now is better than windows then (technically) but i just want to play my old games god damn it!!! Why do you make it so difficult mr gates?

Re: XP Computer [Re: j_demo] #1073764
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Use Virtual PC or Virtualbox to install a virtual instance of Windows XP. No need for a second machine.

Re: XP Computer [Re: j_demo] #1073770
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Tried the virtual machine options, tried two of em and neither let me run the install from a disc. I have iso files too but for some reason it wouldn't run them either.

So i went on ebay and got an actual xp computer for 47 quid. Should be getting delivered Wednesday. A couple of days wait but i'll have to suck it uo.

Cheers to everyone for input though!

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