You CAN get XP and 2000 to run most old Dos based games. Its a hassle to do, sometimes, as you'll need to have good knowledge on how to manually configure mem management and how to setup autoexec and config., anyhow, what you do is get a virtual machine. VMWare does this nicely. It essentially reboots the computer in its own window. Bios and all, and boots to the wanted o/s. So, if you remember the days of trying to get games like the older ultima series running and having problems due to himem.sys problems and UMB, etc and remember how to fix this, then this would be good for you.
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