Can Windows 98SE run on an Intel I7 with SATA hard drives?

Thu Feb 4 13:05:17 CST 2016

just  for  grins  I  took on of the SMECC e-machines  out of back room and  
fired it up...  yea  Win 98 SE   running  just   great! last time I used  
this particular old  office system was  '07!  heh  it  has a  4   gig  
Ed#  _www.smecc.org_ (  
In a message dated 2/4/2016 11:53:40 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
radiotest at writes:

At 11:08  AM 2/4/2016, Ethan O'Toole wrote:

>If you're trying to bitbang the  RS232 port to decode POCSAG or something 

Not quite - this is  not an asynchronous protocol, this is single-purpose 
software written decades  ago to communicate with highly specialized hardware 
that is still in  use.

>If you're trying to use old Windows software in more modern  versions of 
Windows ...

Nope, these are MS-DOS apps that require access  to the UART registers. 
Anyone who thinks that MS-DOS is dead and buried  doesn't have to work with 
some of the vintage (but still in use) technology  that I sometimes deal with 
at work. I am certain that there are many on this  list whose vocations 
involve decades-old hardware that is still in  use.

Dale H. Cook, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
Osborne 1 / Kaypro 4-84 /  Kaypro 1 / Amstrad  PPC-640  

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