Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Discuss any edition of DOS, Windows 1.x, Windows 2.x, Windows 3.x, and Windows 9x

Which Early Windows Operating System would you put on a Vintage Machine

Windows 1.0
0
No votes
Windows 2.0
0
No votes
Windows 3.0
0
No votes
Windows 3.1
1
6%
Windows 95
4
25%
Windows 98
8
50%
Windows ME
3
19%
 
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Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by nknight » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:41 pm

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Post by MajorSky17 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:02 pm

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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by NewYorkEagle » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:57 pm

If it's a computer made in the 90s or early 2000s, I'll might have it on either Windows 95 or 98. The other ones don't seem to be great if I want to make a vintage gaming PC, while running old computer games. Unless it was for MS-DOS, I'll rather have it on a separate vintage computer.
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Post by ShinyElGhosteo » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:28 am

If its able to, 98 might be best because it's the newest but most stable. Most likely easier to get running than 95 on an actual machine,
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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by MemeOS » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:00 am

nknight wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:41 pm
I don't feel like putting in a description.
i would put an NT OS on it. 2000 would be perfect. but if it just HAS to be Dos based, 98
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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by Steve » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:30 pm

Depending on specs.
I have an old Toshiba laptop which don't meet the minimum requirements for 95 to i'm forced to use 3.1 on it
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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by NewYorkEagle » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 pm

Steve wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Depending on specs.
I have an old Toshiba laptop which don't meet the minimum requirements for 95 to i'm forced to use 3.1 on it
I'm considering that laptop is way too old to be used on any Windows OS. Maybe you should get one that is made for 95 or 98.
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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by Steve » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:13 am

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Steve wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Depending on specs.
I have an old Toshiba laptop which don't meet the minimum requirements for 95 to i'm forced to use 3.1 on it
I'm considering that laptop is way too old to be used on any Windows OS. Maybe you should get one that is made for 95 or 98.
Yes, and the processor of it is way too od to run Virus:The Game
This Sucks.
My other computers are too fast (even the Pentium 3)
And this is too slow and can't run Windows 98
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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by NewYorkEagle » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:42 pm

Steve wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:13 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Steve wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Depending on specs.
I have an old Toshiba laptop which don't meet the minimum requirements for 95 to i'm forced to use 3.1 on it
I'm considering that laptop is way too old to be used on any Windows OS. Maybe you should get one that is made for 95 or 98.
Yes, and the processor of it is way too od to run Virus:The Game
This Sucks.
My other computers are too fast (even the Pentium 3)
And this is too slow and can't run Windows 98
:(
Well I guess maybe you should run Windows 95, if it actually works with your processor.
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Re: Windows Operating System Choice on Vintage Computer

Post by Steve » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:46 am

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:42 pm
Steve wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:13 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 pm


I'm considering that laptop is way too old to be used on any Windows OS. Maybe you should get one that is made for 95 or 98.
Yes, and the processor of it is way too od to run Virus:The Game
This Sucks.
My other computers are too fast (even the Pentium 3)
And this is too slow and can't run Windows 98
:(
Well I guess maybe you should run Windows 95, if it actually works with your processor.
i will try to do something whit it. maybe it go to the trash...(Steve? you are an idiot this sells for 500$ on ebay!! )
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