Post subject: Re: Oldest MS OS you have ever owned/used? Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:08 am
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Joined Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:12 pm
Favourite OS Windows XP SP3
The oldest OS I used was MS-DOS 6.0 + Win 3.1, I remember setting up DOS to play DOOM on it at a neighbor's computer. I also used DOS at school, Win95/98 was already available at the time, but teachers were old school (thank god for that). Back in the days, we always carried a box of floppies to trade games. Good old ARJ days!
Using old OSes in VM is mostly for nostalgia in my case, so it doesn't count as real use for me.
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You can check out MS-DOS 2.0 in action through this video I made, where I tested some viruses on it for fun (one of my favorite hobbies and the point of my main YouTube channel):
So how about everyone else? It doesn't matter if it's in a virtual machine, testing purposes or you legitimately used them in a real-life situation, just post about it! Bonus points for pictures of original installation media.
MS-DOS 4.01. Nowadays I use MS-DOS 7 for my old PC's
Post subject: Re: Oldest MS OS you have ever owned/used? Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:04 am
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Joined Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:35 pm
Location Hong Kong
Favourite OS Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2
A HP Windows 98 for sure. Our family used it till 2007, changed to a Dell Vista, broke down in 2009, changed to a HP 7, broke down (CPU and circuit board burnt) in 2012, and changed to another 7 HP computer.
Post subject: Re: Oldest MS OS you have ever owned/used? Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:32 pm
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Joined Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:06 pm
I managed to get hold of a disk image of PC-DOS 1.1, which is technically at least a MicroSoft adaption for IBM, even if it's branded IBM and old enough to be mainly written by SCP, so that's my oldest emulated MS OS. Oldest ran on hardware? Well, that would have to be Windows 3.1/MSDOS 5.0 as a kid (upgraded to Windows for Workgroups 3.11/MSDOS 6.22 fairly early on, but I still experienced the previous installations). We kept our old Win311 machine running as a main PC 'til we got a second-hand Windows '95 machine in about 1997, but the Win311 machine was bought when new! An 80486DX clocked at 33MHz felt really fast back then!
Oldest for Non-MS? Well for hardware rather than emulation it would have to be my Speccy. Emulated? Who knows what the oldest is - possibly the Educ8 Minicomputer?