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  1. Downgrading my laptop to Windows 98 was a HUGE success.
    Except for the fact that it doesn't have DOS drivers and sound & music rarely work. Anybody knowledgeable on this subject?

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    2. Bucket

      Bucket

      Wonderful news!
      I had a PCMCIA adapter for SD cards that had come in handy before. Amazingly, it works in Win98 without drivers. The catch is that it's not hot-swappable and causes issues if I remove it while the laptop is on. Still, this alleviates my file transfer issues greatly.

      Now I'm wondering if I could make the SD bootable. There's a P3 tablet that's been giving me grief and it's simply refused to boot from anything I put in it. It has no built-in optical drive, of course. This PCMCIA card was the last thing I thought would work, but now...

      EDIT:
      I'm still having memory problems. Multiple programs are now complaining that I don't have enough EMS. I've looked through dozens of message boards, and while many explain ways to fix the problem IN FUCKING WINDOWS, none offer any solutions IN FUCKING DOS.

    3. Super Jamie

      Super Jamie

      Bucket said:

      I'm still having memory problems. Multiple programs are now complaining that I don't have enough EMS. I've looked through dozens of message boards, and while many explain ways to fix the problem IN FUCKING WINDOWS, none offer any solutions IN FUCKING DOS.

      Yeah pretty much. I'm fully aware of the heavy rose tint on my early 90s DOS nostalgia. For all I know I probably spent more time pissing around with a mouse driver which used 2k less RAM than actually playing games. I remember I needed a separate boot floppy just to free enough memory to play X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

      This is why I'm happy to now settle for DOSBox.

    4. hex11

      hex11

      Ah yeah, I remember those days... Dinking around with config.sys and autoexec.bat, with a boot prompt to choose between configurations, and sometimes the only way was to just make a boot floppy.

      You could always try DR-DOS, it handles memory slightly better (unless you already got QEMM or something like that).

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