In true Microsoft fashion, the follow up to Windows 8.1 is going to be called Windows 10. And there's a reason, which has to do with Windows 95! Apparently, it's the legacy code dating all the way back to Windows 95 which Microsoft is reluctant to break by abandoning it inside of the new OS.
Chris wants to get some data off an old Windows 98 machine, but doesn't know how to do it. Leo says to pull the drive out of the computer and get a Universal Drive Adapter. Then he can essentially turn the drive into a USB drive, plug it in to his new computer via USB and pull the data off it.
Enrique has been keeping several Windows 98 machines running in order to run some old programs. Leo says he should run the software in compatibility mode or through virtualization software. He'll still need a Windows 98 install disc, but he can use VirtualBox for free, and install Windows 98 within a newer version of Windows.
It's most likely the sound somehow got assigned to something other than the speakers, but there are numerous things that could have happened. Leo suggests a few things to try:
- Open the "mixer" in Windows' system tray
Look for the speaker icon, and right click on that to make sure the sound is turned up and not muted.