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 PostPost subject: What OS should I install...        Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:36 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:52 pm 
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NT 5 beta, windows 2000, windows neptune, windows 9x betas,puppy linux. why not give reactos a try http://svn.reactos.org/iso/


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:07 pm 
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I've tried Windows Me, 98FE, 98SE and 2000 SP4. They tend to slow down in a month.


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If it's from 1999, I would install a Windows 2000 Beta or Neptune. If it's from 2000 or 2001 I would install a Whistler Beta. It's more fun running Betas on PC's of their generations.


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@WinPC, it's from 1998.

EDIT: It has a RAGE IIC AGP Card.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:09 am 
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@WinPC, it's from 1998.

EDIT: It has a RAGE IIC AGP Card.

If it's from 1998, I recommend Memphis Build 1691, 1900, or Windows NT 5.0 Build 1729 if it was manufactured before Windows 98 was released. But because of the processor it was probably manufactured after the release of Windows 98, so if it was manufactured at the same time or after the release of Windows 98 I would recommend Windows NT 5.0 Beta 2, or if it was manufactured in late 1999 I would recommend Windows NT 5.0 Build 1904 or even Windows NT 5.0 (renamed Windows 2000) Build 1946 if it was manufactured in December 1998.


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Xubuntu. It's modern and it runs well with 64 MB of RAM (although 128 is recommended).


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:00 am 
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OS/2 Warp 4 (you need updated install disks for HDs larger than 4GB) or 4.5. That should run very well on the system.


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hjort wrote:
NT 4 Workstation, or Windows 95 OSR 2.1 if you need DirectX


Though I'm pretty sure there's a version of DX5 floating around for NT4 somewhere. :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:56 pm 
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hjort wrote:
NT 4 Workstation, or Windows 95 OSR 2.1 if you need DirectX


Though I'm pretty sure there's a version of DX5 floating around for NT4 somewhere. :P


There is. But Windows 95 supports up to DirectX 8.0a :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:01 pm 
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yeah that sounds like the most useable os, windows 98se+internet explorer 6.0+directx 8.0+windows mediaplayer 9.0


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NT4 WS. Up the ram if possible


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yeah that sounds like the most useable os, windows 98se+internet explorer 6.0+directx 8.0+windows mediaplayer 9.0

Windows 98 SE supports up to DirectX 9.0c.


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If you're going to be using the PC regularly or for anything with any importance to it, I *highly* recommend staying AWAY from any kind if Windows beta or ReactOS.

NT4 would probably be your best bet at this point. If you are able to bump it up to 128MB of RAM, I would give 2000 a try. Hell, I've ran 2000 on 64MB before, and it's possible -- you just need to be careful of what you're loading it up with. If you aren't, it *will* slow down to a crawl within a month.

Hope that's somewhat helpful to you.

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If you're going to be using the PC regularly or for anything with any importance to it, I *highly* recommend staying AWAY from any kind if Windows beta or ReactOS.

NT4 would probably be your best bet at this point. If you are able to bump it up to 128MB of RAM, I would give 2000 a try. Hell, I've ran 2000 on 64MB before, and it's possible -- you just need to be careful of what you're loading it up with. If you aren't, it *will* slow down to a crawl within a month.

Hope that's somewhat helpful to you.

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Second that, I had a 233MHz/160MB/4GB laptop a few months back and despite the low specs 2000 ran like a dream. Works a treat, compatible with most new-ish software and solid as a rock.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:41 am 
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NT4 and earlier run quite well, as does OS/2 (any version). USB support is somewhat patchy.

There are fixes for NT4 and NT3 that will allow them to install on a large hard drive. I had NT3 on a 32 GB disk, using the patches at bearwin. NT4 also can be made to support USB.

You could even use a Windows 9x like OS. I got 98SE to run in under 16 MB ram. (hint, use 98lite to remove IE, and install IE 6.)

DOS / Windows 3.11 work well, if you set PageOverCommit to something like 2.


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If you want a laugh use Windows ME :wink:

Also the Windows NT WS4 will support large had drives with a free download from MS called post SP6 security rollup, intall this and you will be sorted

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With 64 Megs In RAM i would recommend Windows Me or 98
You may try Neptune, but it needs 128 megs in mem at least
If not it's a bit slow. i'd consider ugprading memory for cheap.

I use a computer mostly with the same specs for internet TV, and It;s great!!
I've been using Neptune w/160 mgs in RAM, 333 mhz and 3.2 gigs on hdd.
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I'd probably turn it into a firewall of some sort.

Comedy option: OPENSTEP 4.2, it's on the server and should run perfectly on that hardware.

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If you have Neptune, I would suggest that, but otherwise linux or Win 98.


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I don't think Neptune would be stable enough to be a full time OS. Windows 2000 would probably be a better solution over Neptune.

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Oh yeah i guess your right. I just suggested it because it would use less resources. but yah I totally forgot about its bugs.


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I don't think Neptune would be stable enough to be a full time OS. Windows 2000 would probably be a better solution over Neptune.


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I agree, but, only with a memory upgrade. Nor Neptune nor 2000 work smoothly with 64 megs. I used a 2000 machine w 64 megs for more than 1 yr and believe me, It's no good.

BTW, i dunno if it's only my computer, but neptune has problems with flash drives.

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