Upgrading from MSDOS 5 to Windows 7

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    WOW! Very cool thanks for the post. I remember the good old days with my dos 5 and windows 3.1 floppy disks

    Then My Windows 95 CD came!! I skipped windows 98 unfortunately got stuck with Windows ME, 2000 then xp!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Yeah, I saw that on engadget yesterday and was extremely impressed.

    Too bad that Vista and beyond lost the color schemes that originated from the windows 1 install.

    I'm tempted to see if I can get my hands on a windows 1 install image and load that into vmware.

    I remember using windows 1 on an old Digital PC and selling windows 3 and 3.1 at egghead software back in the day. That was before MS was perceived as the evil empire.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    You shouldn't have skipped 98. Or at least 98SE. It's still the best version of Windows in my opinion and I miss using it very much. I would be still using it if it was still in support and could run modern programs and run on modern machines.
     
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    That was way more impressive than I expected it to be. Good find!
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Man, I am sure most of us can remember Dos Shell and using wordperfect... Oh the days.

    Or having games on the small disks and then having to switch them out when you get to a certain level! Oh the days.

    This was very cool.
     
  8. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Haha, it was pretty epic ...that is when you aren't being barraged with "illegal operation" dialogue boxes :p . Kinda want to find my 98 cd and explore again!
     
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    I nostalgia'd. :D

    This is a very well-made video, great find!
     
  10. Synthion macrumors regular

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    23 long years of dominating crapware! :D

    I'm half-kidding :eek:
     
  11. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Had to skip it!, my computer at the time would not run windows 98 or SE. I still favour windows 2000 and XP. I am not a fan of Vista or windows 7
     
  12. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I remember having a copy of Monkey Island II which came on 14 floppy disks. What a pain! :)
     

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