My Adventures with Windows Virtual PC & Power Chess 98

Today, I did something that I haven’t done in more than a decade: 
…I loaded Windows 95. 


Yup, you read that right.  Remember this screen?


Check out that icon for “The Microsoft Network”!

Why?  Well, the last chess program that I really enjoyed was something called Sierra Online’s “PowerChess”.  I decided that I’d load up my 14 year old copy to see how it held up and it turns out that it won’t work with Compatibility Mode… so I had to load up Windows Virtual PC.

As part of the installation process, it does a performance test.  I found this dialog box funny:


I guess Pentium Pro-13 was considered state-of-the-art back then ‘eh?  Anyway… just thought I’d share this ‘flashback’ to the 90’s with y’all.

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