What Are You Doing With Your Out of Date Software?

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    When I bought me a new computer one of three the first thing I did was put my favorite PC game,Tetris,, in. Immediately a disturbing message appeared on the monitor - Windows does not support tada tada tada... In disbelief I tried it again...and again. I was so distraught.. How am I going to play my game now :(. Too bad I had donated my old computer to Goodwill. :(

    So what have you done with software that you can no longer use on you new laptop or PC?
     
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    I know what you mean, and that is a really frustrating thing to have happen !
    For a long time, I used Microsoft Digital Image to enhance my photos. Eventually, the program got out of date, and there was no more updates for it, but I could still use the CD that i had for it. When it quit, I found a new CD on ebay and used that, and finally the poor old dinosaur computer gave up and died.
    Now, I have a Dell with Windows 8 on it, but no way to install or use the old program. Or anything that installs with a CD , for that matter.
    I have just looked for something similar online that I can use to replace the old programs that have become unworkable for one reason or another. It might be that if you google the game that you like, there is an app for it, or even something that you can just download from the internet.
     
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  3. John Donovan

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    I think you can either try running it under compatibility mode (google it, it's really simple), or you could download DOSBOX (once again, found on google with download and guides), if the game is THAT old.

    DOSBOX allowed me to play Skyroads, a game I used to play way back in the 90's, which is too outdated to be able to be played natively by Windows.

    As for the thread's question, I either update it outdated software, or I delete it and search for a modern alternative.
     
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    When I am finished with an old PC or any appliance, I just bring it to one of the orphanages. Even if it is not up to date, the kids don't seem to mind.
     
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    Tetris is the only game I have played on my computer. I look for updated versions of the old software when I need to update my computer. My software is all work related so getting updates is not really a problem.
     
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