where can i buy this os?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by unknown_user, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. unknown_user

    unknown_user 0110100001101001

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    i got 2 question

    1-where can i buy windows 95? i try searching for it on kazaa, ares and limewire but i cant find it so i decided to buy it.

    2-what are the minimun system requirement to install windows 98? i try searching on google but once again i didnt found it.
     
  2. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    I have one question, why?
     
  3. unknown_user

    unknown_user 0110100001101001

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    i found a old pc and i was thinking that maybe i can use it as a "family pc" for homework and all that stuff but i have to reformat the hd.

    pc specs are:
    pentium 100 mhz
    16ram
    and i think the onboard videocard dosent even has 1 mb
     
  4. well you could special order it from microsoft iguess you could call them up and stuff
     
  5. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    install xp on it :D it'll just about run :cool: or probebly even better is 2k ;)
     
  7. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    I have a few copies laying around. No keys for them though, but there is a way,,.......


    But why not try Linux on it? It's free, you get a office suite free, and better games (sometimes).
     
  8. tzepp@cox.net

    tzepp@cox.net high

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    I have an old P100 laptop I'm running Win98SE on. It's going as good as a P100 can. The only thing I can't find to work with it is wireless networking. I've bought different kinds of cards and even e-mailed the manufacturers and they tell me my laptop won't support wireless networking.
     
  9. unknown_user

    unknown_user 0110100001101001

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    its going to be a family pc, and my sister dosent even understand windows.......i cant imagine her using linux
     
  10. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    if she doesnt understand windows, then there is nothing stopping here from learning linux. Ubuntu btw :)
     
  11. unknown_user

    unknown_user 0110100001101001

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    and btw the hard drive is 1.2gb
     
  12. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    you are missing a whole point here - someone that does NOT understand Windows is MUCH BETTER POSITIONED to be "happy" with Linux....

    we need to know a little more about what you are aiming to achieve here - but please please do not crucify yopurself PAYING for 95 - if you must do the weird backwards thing then go with 98SE - I can see some point to that, my daughters PIII runs it quite happily and would have a hard time with XP....

    Incidentally as soon as my daughter is old enough to understand what we are doing I shall be making that old PII a dual boot machine for her (but she is not four yet! And I want her to make selections like whether we go with KDE or Gnome etc etc so we will see, but basically if I get her a fluffy penguin I think she will see the smart way to go right now, hehe)
     
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  13. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    send me your address and I'll post you a spare 4GB HD I have floating around if you refund shipping - seriously you can upgrade that for next to nothing - no need to suffer with that, it will not be useable for anything real.
     
  14. unknown_user

    unknown_user 0110100001101001

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    i understand your point but the thing is that windows is easier than linux to understand and i dont live with my sister i live with my grandmother so she is on her own. everytime she got homework she comes here so im trying to fix an old computer so she can atleast use notepad. and i was thinking about installing windows 98 thats why i ask for the minimum system requirements cause this pc only have 16mb of ram but its not a bad idea trying linux.

    and another things is i own a knoppix live cd but the thing is that its a old pc so it boots from the floppy drive. what can i do to get into linux?
     
  15. okay then xp is out of question
     
  16. why dont you just buy a new machine and leave this one install linux on it or turn it into some dumb terminal or seomthing maybe in 10yrs ppl would pay to get that computers who knows :D
     
  17. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    E-mail me. I have a spare Win98SE and/or 95 laying around. I will send it to you!
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I'm sorry but linux won't run X on that PC well. The only thing that PC would be useful for is a firewall.
     
  19. rotjong

    rotjong Moderator

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    unknown_user, go to Yahoo [shopping.yahoo.com] and type in "Windows 95" as your query. You'll find numerous results.

    Minimum requirements for Windows 98:

    • 486DX 66-MHz or faster processor (Pentium recommended)
    • 16 megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended)
    • 195 MB of free hard disk space (the required space may vary from 120 MB to 295 MB, depending on your computer's configuration and the options you choose to install)
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • 3.5-inch high-density floppy disk drive
    • Video adapter and monitor that support VGA or higher resolution
    • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

    To some of the people who have replied... the person asked how to get Windows 95. I realize you wanted to help but frankly it's annoying to ask a question and know why you are asking it and instead get "suggestions" about doing something else. They want Windows 95. Help them find it.

    To those who did reply about Windows 95 w/o making "suggestions" to do something different, I'm glad to see it :)

    rotjong
     
  20. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    you have a point rotjong - I stand corrected