WTB: Windows '95

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by DMPDX, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,
    I Just picked up a dell tower, pentium 200mhz 4.2 gb hd, and they wiped the hard drive unfortunatly, so I am looking for a working copy of windows 95! If anyone has an old full copy they have make me an offer please. Thank you!
    -dsm
     
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    CoMpX

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    Why?
     
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    kildraik

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    :eek:
     
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    ReanimationLP

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    Floppy or CD?

    Original or OSR 2.1?

    I also have lots of Plus 95s.

    Name your price.
     
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    4JNA

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    95 would work, 98 would be better due to driver/support. i have a copy of either that you can have for postage. good luck:confused:

    linux, linux, linux, there's no place like home, linux...
     
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    Maxwell Smart

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    Yes, to be honest, 95 is crashy and not stable. If you absoultely have to use a copy of windows, try 98lite with a 95 shell (www.98lite.net) Although I would highly reccommend Damn Small Linux which will allow you to run new programs (such as Firefox and the Gimp) and not feel bogged down (www.damnsmalllinux.org)
     
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    I have Windows 95 OSR2 with USB support.
     
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    ReanimationLP

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    I also have lots of 72 pin and 168 pin RAM for these machines.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? What sizes?


    I tried installing ubuntu, but the system only has 32 MB of ram, and would hang on installation. If they would work on this system (the windows cd's Ill pay postage immediately!


    What is the difference between the original and OSR 2.1?



    Thanks to everyone for all the replies.
    -dsm
     
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    Maxwell Smart

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    If you use 95, you're going to want the latest OSR. As someone else mentioned, it will give you USB support along with a few other things. Again though, Damn Small Linux can work with as little as 16MB of RAM and it's 100% free and it would probably be best in your situation.
     
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    On all the links I click on, there are like 30 files, or on the ftp servers that i can connect to, when I coopy all the files to a folder they weigh out to ~7 gb's. Can someone point me into how to download the (iso?) or what is it?
    thanks.
    -dsm
     
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    ReanimationLP

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    In 72 pin I have :

    8, 16, 32MB SIMMs

    In 168 pin I have :

    32, 64, 128, 256 MB SDRAM DIMMs

    I have a few EDO DIMMs, but they're 8-16 MB.
     
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    I would try at least win 98
     
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    current 49M download from a reliable mirror. small, fast, current.

    less filling, tastes great!
     
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    Maxwell Smart

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    Oh, they just released 3.0? sweeeet. It really is a cool little distro, and lots of help is available in the forum.
     
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    Hi
    32MB is a bit miminal but I'd still suggest 98 SE ( Second Edition ). Much easier on the drivers, ...
     
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    I would definately say to go with Win 98 and run 98Lite prior to installing it to make the small, fast shell.

    Now, if you were like me with your P200, you would OC it to 233MHz, max out the RAM at probably 256-384MB, and install XP :) It runs fine on a system with those specs, as teh second computer in my grandpa's house for e-mail and stuff like that.
     
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    ReanimationLP

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    If your going to install XP on a 233, be sure to have at LEAST 256MB minimum, and also pick up a Rage128/TNT PCI board or better, as it will help offload some of the GUI work off the poor 233 MHz processor.

    I also have an AMD K62-400 upgrade chip for Socket 7 mobos.
     
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    I dont think I will burden it with XP :) I think 98 will do just fine for what Im going for. Im going to drop a pci card in it and unload 3 old ATA drives and make it a little fileserver/internet acess point. Thank you everyone for their input. I bought 98 SE, SOme "assorted ram sticks" and downloaded the DSL cd. I just cant get dsl to work though for some reason. Whatever. Thanks again everyone!
    -dsm
     

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