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  1. No, I didn't try that. After finding out that Play on Linux would play my favorite game in Wine, I switched back to Ubuntu Mate.
  2. Sorry I missed the last post-it was the 32 bit version.
  3. So far so good, just installed and played Kingpin: life of crime and Star Wars the force unleashed 2!
  4. Okay, gave it a spin-I struggled briefly trying to get the device manager to find the thing (I unzipped it in a folder on the desktop). Then I found the 'have disk' option and directed it to the driver file and made a successful installation! There's no nvidia control panel, but after installing VLC, I played a dvd and a couple of video files and the graphics look good. I'll see how gaming works out this weekend. Thanks!
  5. Hi guys, while I have a linux os as my main system right now, I was wanting to redo one of my other towers to play xp games on. Since windows 2003 server (32 bit) always seemed to be a little faster in operation compared to xp, I was planning to use that-however I can't seem to find any compatible nvidia drivers to work with my Geforce 730 4gb card. I tried the xp 32 bit versions but they wont install. Is there any driver at all that will work with it?
  6. Been on cable internet for the last few months, have really enjoyed Linux! Zorin 9, Linux Mint have been the main distros I've dabbled in-however the cost is fixing to go back up so I've started scrambling again to figure out the dialup issue-and now I have for Zorin 9! Thanks to this page for the information! https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-56k-dial-modem-support-gnu-linux I installed gnome ppp, then went into terminal and typed "sudo adduser (username) dialout" then rebooted my system. Fired up gnome ppp, detected my modem, entered my info and it works! Windows is just a game machine for me now!
  7. France serves notice to Mircosoft on data tracking http://phys.org/news/2016-07-france-mircosoft-tracking.html
  8. Got it! Thanks!
  9. Not long ago I got my hands on a computer my grandmother gave me that had it's hard drive turned into a brick by an automatic windows 10 update. I replaced the hard drive and installed win 7 professional (for gameplay) and turned updates off. This morning I found that updates have somehow been turned back on! How can I permanently disable this? I don't want W10 or any telemetry garbage on my system!
  10. New win7 update package? NO WAY! Let me tell you guys how I got a practically new computer over the weekend-I was talking to my grandmother who mentioned to me she had just bought a brand new system (with Win 10 ) to replace her old one that wasn't working properly. She knows I love collecting computer parts so she offered me the old system which I was happy to accept, a practically new looking Dell Inspiron system. I got the thing home and tried to start it, only to see the windows 10 logo on screen and nothing else, no activity, nothing at all-the hard drive was a brick, apparently a victim of an automatic upgrade. When I broke out my dell win7 installation disk I got from ebay a while back, it couldn't even detect the drive for installation. I ended up swapping the original hd for a western digital drive I had in my old homebuilt system I'm not using and tried to reinstall again-success! Now I have a practically new computer which is my first to have more than 4 gigs of ram (6 ddr3 ram at the moment). Of course the first thing I did before going online was to turn updates off! If this leaves me security holes, I have a firewall, antivirus, etc-I'll take my chances alone rather than with MS!
  11. You guys might want to check this out from the 98 forum: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174987-retrozilla-an-updated-version-of-mozilla-for-windows-95-and-nt4-20-released/#comment-1115195
  12. I was using a dell optiplex 330 tower with sound max drivers and a Geforce 620 card (using one of BWC's Nvidia drivers). I tried uninstalling UUrollup and trying the BWC kernel, but it seems I'm just buggering things up more at this point. I got a BSOD again so at this point I'm just going to use my XP/Vista reinstall disk for that system. If I do another home build in the future, where I can check here for what's compatible, I'll give win2k another shot.
  13. Well..before I give up-I'd like to try a couple more things. 1. First I have a Win2k disk I Nlite'd Unoffical Pack 5 on a while back, I could try installing that and UUR2 (I know it's obsolete, but I never hand any issues with it-anyone have a link to that?), then UURollup and see how that functions. 2. I could reinstall my HFSLIP'd disk again and try BWC's extended kernel-but is there something like the compatibility launcher I can use to try VLC etc?
  14. I gave it a shot and got a 'dll.hacked' error and it wouldn't work, tried an earlier version of vlc and it wouldn't work either-it just froze the system, forcing me to restart! I think I'll just put XP on that machine!
  15. I was running in windows xp, after shutting down the firewall-the new cd works just fine! Only one problem now, after installing the HFSLIP disk-I installed the latest version of UURollup (last daily from 2014). I then installed a tweaked video driver by BWC for my GT620 card which worked great. I then tried to install the latest version of VLC media player with the compatibility tool-but when I tried to run a mp4 file the system locked up and I had to restart the computer, I dropped down to the 2.0 version of VLC but had the same thing happened! Is VLC not compatible with UURollup?