I need to install Windows 95!!!!

December 30, 2010 at 00:05:53
Specs: Windows NT 3.51, 128MB
Hey guys! I was just cleaning up my old store room,and guess what i found! YES! i found my old Compaq laptop! I switched it on, and it worked perfectly!:-) But there is just one little problem.:-( It is 15 years old,and is still running Windows NT 3.51 in it.There are currently no compatibled programs availible for it, so i thought of upgrading to Windows 95.I also found a shop where Windows 95 programs and games are still availible.So, can i upgrade to Windows 95? I also upgraded the hardware config. of my laptop to upgrade to Windows 95.It has 128mb of RAM,40gb HDD,Intel Pentium3 @900mhz,ATI Radeon X1300(256mb) graphic card, with DX9.0c support. Before upgrading, i had 32mb RAM,40gb HDD,Intel Pentium2 XEON @ 220mhz,ATI Rage2(8mb) graphic card, supported only Directx 5. So, can i upgrade now? And please also tell me where i can find Windows 95 CD-ROM or Floppy disks.

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#1
December 30, 2010 at 02:43:32
Windows is LICENSED Software you need to buy it, try ebay.

If you can install 256MB Memory then Windows 2000 would be more usuable.


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#2
December 30, 2010 at 03:52:49
I iasked from the vendor to install 512mb RAM,but he said that my laptop is upgradable only till 128mb.The motherboard doesn't supports RAM more than 128mb.
And yes! i checked ebay, but there is no WINDOWS 95!!!!

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#3
December 30, 2010 at 04:55:52
If you're going to be using Win95, much more than 128MB would be useless anyway (at least without some hacking):

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing...

You may have problems with the 40GB hard drive as well (though there may be a way around this as well by now---never tried):

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios...

As for purchasing:

http://www.amazon.com/

and search for "windows 95". It would be better to find a later (Win95B or C) version, though Win95C wasn't available at retail (only with a new PC just before Win98 came along). Also realize that it may be very difficult finding appropriate drivers for your hardware, considering that you're working with a 15 1/2 year old OS and a machine that's almost as old.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#4
December 30, 2010 at 05:04:58
Install Windows 98 Second Edition, plenty on Ebay..

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#5
December 30, 2010 at 05:10:55
Was just about to suggest the same as X86. Win98 (especially SE) would likely have a better chance of built-in (although possibly not newest) drivers and wouldn't have the memory and HDD issues I previously mentioned.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#6
December 30, 2010 at 05:43:08
Why pay for a 10-15 yr old OS that is only semi-useable when you can get a modern Linux OS for free?

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#7
December 30, 2010 at 07:16:19
So,guys,you wanna say that i should use a Windows version later than Win95? Like Win98orWin98SE?
Can't i use Windows 2000 or Windows XP?

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#8
December 30, 2010 at 07:25:43
Windows 2000 ideally requires a minimum of 256MB Memory to run OK.

Puppy Linux Version 4 would be another choice if you want to learn Linux !


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#9
December 30, 2010 at 08:34:15
"Can't i use Windows 2000 or Windows XP?"

With only 128MB RAM, it would be unbearable. If you insist on Windows rather than Linux, Win98SE or WinME are probably your best options. They can be tweaked with 98Lite to remove some of the features such as Active Desktop & Web integration that slow them down. 98Lite is free unless you want to go with the "Micro" installation. For you, I suggest the "Chubby" installation:

http://www.litepc.com/swap.html

There has also been some discussion about a program called KernelEx that will allow some newer apps (such as Opera 11) to run on Win98. Being able to run a modern internet browser is fairly important. The latest version officially supported by Win9x is IE6 & IE6 support is being dropped from many websites. I haven't tried KernelEx yet, but I plan on giving it a try as soon as I can throw together an older box to play around with. The latest version just went final today!

http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/


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#10
December 30, 2010 at 09:07:32
You could also "nLite" 2K/XP to customize whatever you want (or don't want) to get installed. Maybe not as many bells and whistles, but you'd at least have something more modern on the laptop. I've had an nLite-ed Win2K on a Pentium Pro 200MHz with just 128MB of memory and it was quite usable:

http://www.nliteos.com/

I'd suggest reading this as well before diving into it (and it doesn't apply only to EeePC):

http://www.i64x.com/eeexp.php

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#11
January 6, 2011 at 07:22:19
I have bought Windows 98SE,and have installed it. I also installed some programs,they're working! I wanted you to tell me something. Can i play GTA 3,or GTA vice city on my PC? can you tell me some more games that i can play?

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#12
January 7, 2011 at 11:30:41
If the KernelEx idea should backfire then you can use Opera 10.63 on W98SE (it's on my oldie). It is only a few months old so is far more secure than any IE version that you will be able to use.

We all live on a ball.


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