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Recently I have gone old-school with the games I play. Like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, A-10 Tank Killer, and Red Baron, which all run fine in Windows. I am going to try to get all the games I used to play when I was a kid, 8-10 years old. I am still looking for Raptor and Descent. Ok about my question. When I played Aces Over Europe, it was on a boot disk to run the game in DOS. I want to install the game again, but what kind of bootk disk do I need to make, Windows 95 or XP? I have to have a bootable floppy to run the game. When I tried to install the game on a regular floppy, the installation said it couldn't find "EMM386.EXE" and the installation couldn't continue. I also just found out there was a similar game called Aces Over The Pacific and that game has that same installation issue. I found all these games at http://www.the-underdogs.org/. I still have the CD for SODA Off-Road Racing (runs on XP) and the NASCAR Racing 2 demo (won't run on XP).
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Your best option would be Virtual PC with the old OS's installed. If your PC is able to boot from USB you may be able to boot Windows 98 from a USB memory stick, and DOS from bootable floppies.
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Thanks for the reply. Why does Windows 98 have to be running? The games should run fine with a bootable floppy. So you think it should be a Windows 98 bootable?
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Some games will require DOS--no problem, you can load it from floppies.

Some games require Windows, but aren't XP compatible. Windows 98 would be the best choice for these, but it can't be loaded from floppies.
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Ok when I make a bootable floppy, what version of Windows do I make?
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A "Windows" bootable floppy, actually loads DOS. This is so you can access your system to perform the installation.

It won't load your system drivers (sound, video, etc.). Windows 98SE bootable floppy would be a good choice for most purposes.
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