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Old 01-09-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Odd request, but I am looking a old laptop. I happened across a box i lost about 8 years ago chock full of my old Windows 3.11 disks, and old games on floppies. Looks like I'd need at least a 486, as most games need a 486-66 or higher. I'd prefer it to be free, I'll pay shipping. Obviously should come with a power cord, and have a floppy drive, who knows, maybe even a CD-rom?

PM me or reply here if you have one! Thanks!

Yes, I am a nerd, and I'd love to play my childhood games again!
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Odd request, but I am looking a old laptop. I happened across a box i lost about 8 years ago chock full of my old Windows 3.11 disks, and old games on floppies. Looks like I'd need at least a 486, as most games need a 486-66 or higher. I'd prefer it to be free, I'll pay shipping. Obviously should come with a power cord, and have a floppy drive, who knows, maybe even a CD-rom?

PM me or reply here if you have one! Thanks!

Yes, I am a nerd, and I'd love to play my childhood games again!
Hey, I run Windows 3.11 under Windows XP on my AMD Athlon X2 64, with wireless networking! It acts as a separate device on my network too thanks to TAP networking.

Can be done using QEMU. Let me know if you are interested, I'll e-mail you the drivers for the QEMU hardware configuration (cirrus logic video, Realtek 8029 network card, etc.)
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Not a PC user anymore. I am on a Mac.

Plus, I am looking for one to simply play these old games, especially if I get bored somewhere.
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just threw one out about a week ago.

ill look and see if it made its way out to the trash yet (in texas right now, but ill let you know when we get back to oklahoma on saturday)
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just threw one out about a week ago.

ill look and see if it made its way out to the trash yet (in texas right now, but ill let you know when we get back to oklahoma on saturday)
Any idea what model it is/was?
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I think I have an old 486 laptop kicking around here. Not quite sure if it still works. I know it did when I last used it, but it'* been sitting for 6 years. No CD drive though.
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I think I have an old 486 laptop kicking around here. Not quite sure if it still works. I know it did when I last used it, but it'* been sitting for 6 years. No CD drive though.
If you find it, let me know what model it is. TIA.
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Ahh, how about this one, anyone have a set of Windows 3.11 floppies? I did find mine, but sadly, 3 of them seem to be bad, can't get them to read. :(
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Ahh, how about this one, anyone have a set of Windows 3.11 floppies? I did find mine, but sadly, 3 of them seem to be bad, can't get them to read. :(
Pretty sure I have a set of those disks still. I did go thru the desk a couple months ago, and an hoping that I didn't just throw them out. I'll try and take a look tonight or tomorrow.

I've got a couple older laptops still hanging around too. I'll get model numbers and specs from them and post back. But if you find something before I get back on here, go for it, don't wait around for me, as I sometimes get busy with other stuff and don't get back around as often as I'd like.
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Oh I can wait. I will wait till everyone gets their models and pics posted, then I will choose which one I want. I never realized so many people still have old 486 laptops hanging around.
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