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i've been looking for win 3.1 everywhere but can't find it. will win 98 work? i've read about basic linux but disk 2 doesn't fit unpacked on one floppy. any ideas?
    
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back in the day..i had a 486...im pretty sure i was able to get windows 98 running on it rather smoothly...then again..it could have been 95..its been awhile..
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how about windows 1.3 search for it on XTC abandonware
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Yes Win98 should work. I had it on a AMD K6-II 522mhz Overclocked. It ran fine. If you have an internet connection then look into FreeBSD, you can install via floppy or FTP also.
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perfect! i'll give yall rep.
    
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A 533mhz AMD k-6 is a crap load faster than a 486.
The performance difference between the 533mhz k-6 and the fastest 486 is simlur to the performance difference between a 1.5 ghz Pentium 4 and a E6300 conroe.

What 486 is it any way? 486 SX? 486 DX? 100mhz 66mhz?

Some 486s are only about 33mhz and some are 100mhz. I ran windows 95 on a 486 DX it used to run fine. Even managed to get it to run Age Of Empires one in a LAN game. It had some problems with lots of units and larger maps.
    
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I was sure you could, just did a quick search. I was sure I had Red Alert running on my overdriven 486....

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Windows 95/98 Minimum Hardware Requirements
PC hardware you'll need to run Windows 95/98

To install Windows 95/98 or onto your PC, it will need to meet the following specification:

Windows 95
PC with 386DX or higher processor (486 recommended)
4 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher (8MB recommended)
50MB to 55MB megabytes (MB) of available hard disk space
VGA or higher resolution (256-colour SVGA recommended)
One 3.5-inch high-density floppy disk drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Windows 98
PC with a 486DX 66 megahertz (MHz) or faster processor
16 megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended)
140MB to 355MB megabytes (MB) of available hard disk space
VGA or higher resolution (16-bit or 24-bit colour SVGA recommended)
One 3.5-inch high-density floppy disk drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Once installed, it may be necessary to obtain extra software called 'Drivers' from the manufacturers of your hardware to obtain maximum performance from your system. These can usually be found on the CD or floppy disk in the product packaging or downloaded from the appropriate web site.
    
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