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Here is teh 486. Has the original crt too. Gotta get it running. I have old mech keyboard for it too somewhere.
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Lol look at that thing
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I didn't either, for win 9x you have to partition it in to 10gb chunks but windows 98 see's it as a regular hard drive.

So i'm guessing any 120gb IDE SSD will work natively on win 98?
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So i'm guessing any 120gb IDE SSD will work natively on win 98?

Can't say for sure but in my experience windows 98 SE refused to install unless the primary partition was >9gb so I guess you'd have to make a 9gb partition to boot from.
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Can't say for sure but in my experience windows 98 SE refused to install unless the primary partition was >9gb so I guess you'd have to make a 9gb partition to boot from.

That doesn't sound right.
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That doesn't sound right.
I know but it's all that would work in my case. I remember having 20-40gb drives on win98... but then again by then I may have been running Windows 2000... just can't remember
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I know but it's all that would work in my case. I remember having 20-40gb drives on win98... but then again by then I may have been running Windows 2000... just can't remember

Was I even born in 1998?
O wheew, yes I was , but just barely tongue.gif:p
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I've installed Windows 98SE on 20GB Hdds before. Should be no problem unless your on an old version or something or missing an update.
    
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so yeah I found a good deal on a dual Pentium 3 board.... in a few weeks this build is gonna be a LOT different.

stay tuned.
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So i'm guessing any 120gb IDE SSD will work natively on win 98?

Yes.

You can even boot retrocomps from SATA SSDs by plugging them into some venerable PCI RAID card like this Promise:



BTW another fan of Red Storm Rising here, astonishingly good tactical simulation for its day. thumb.gif
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