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 PostPost subject: Weird things I did with Windows 95 at the age of 5        Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:44 pm 
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When I was around 5, I got an old box with Windows 95 on it.
(I always get the handmedown computers)
I thought this was great, only that I didn't know how to read.
One day, I started messing around in control panel and
C:\(keep in mind no one else uses this computer), and somehow
I got it to display in CGA graphics one one account, run
extremely fast on the other, and crash on the last.
This is only a quarter of what I did, I can't remember anything else
I got it to do. Does anyone have a guess on how I got all of this to happen?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:10 pm 
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Did you use the Windows 3.1 CGA Driver?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:05 am 
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You think THAT's something...

When I was five, my Windows 95 computer was playing up. My brother told me it needed formatting. I thought 'I can do that!'. I went into C:\Windows, and decided to 'help' by formatting for my brother. I put all of C:\Windows into the recycle bin, then wondered why the whole screen went white!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 am 
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When I was five, Windows 95 was not even released. Back in 1992, I used to screw up the Windows 3.1 install on my machine (which was slow as hell) again and again by doing all kinds of weird stuff, mostly because I didn't really know how to use that ever-crashing "OS" properly.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:46 pm 
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Did you use the windows 3.1 CGA driver?


I rely can't reply to that with a definite answer, as
I didn't know how to read.[/quote]


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:24 pm 
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I remember causing blue screens all the time in windows 95. I used to press a bunch of buttons at once on the keyboard and go into places I wasnt supposed to be. I also screwed around in the control panel alot.

Ah good times. :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:07 pm 
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When i was 5 (or maybe 6) that was 1st time i've finished all episodes of Doom. That's one of realy few things i remember when i was young :lol:


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When I was around 5-7, I got my first computer. I remember I had access to the free netzero dialup, and had 10 hours of access per month.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:50 pm 
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I remember fooling around on DOS 4.1, and GWBASIC at the age of 7. I grew up on DOS, and only started using Windows in 1994. I then proceded to reformat the machine, and did not have the reinstall diskettes for Windows, so I ended up with using DOS for another 2.5 years until we got a computer in the house. We finally got a Windows 95-based Sony VAIO (They had just come out), which I ended up installing 98, and 98SE before the motherboard died. I then ordered parts to rebuild the system, but by that time, I was about 13 years old.

I'm 21 now, and value the fact that I had to deal with DOS for so many years - I probably wouldn't have ended up working on computers for a living if I had, say, a Mac or a Windows-based machine during those young years of my life.

I remember screwing up the config.sys file numerous times, having to restore from a boot disk (which I made several copies of). I also worked on an old Panasonic Sr. Partner system, which can be found here: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=498&st=1


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:45 pm 
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When i as 5 I never used Windows, we had one computer running it but I was never allowed on it.
At 3 however we got a mac, and when it was running I got on and the first thing I did was to proceed to throw everything in the trash. I nearly threw away the hardrive but my parents stopped me before that. It probably wouldn't have worked anyway since the computer needed to have empty trashed clicked first


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:11 pm 
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FiFi wrote:
When i was 5 (or maybe 6) that was 1st time i've finished all episodes of Doom. That's one of realy few things i remember when i was young :lol:

You think that was impressive!
I finished Myst when I was 4, and got half way through Riven.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:14 pm 
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st.alfonzo wrote:
FiFi wrote:
When i was 5 (or maybe 6) that was 1st time i've finished all episodes of Doom. That's one of realy few things i remember when i was young :lol:

You think that was impressive!
no, that was with cheats and with help of my grandfather :P


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Some fun,
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:38 pm 
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I take it, Windows loaded from the RAM drive?


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Yes.....Look at the font.


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I guess that there was no ClearType huh? Lol... :P 8)

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