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The early Windows were separate from DOS (You had to buy both DOS and Windows). Win was the .exe for Windows, which most just added to the boot up .bat file. I think DOS 6.2 is the last version I have before integration of both.
Yeah I couldn't remember the details I was probably like 7 or 8 years old. It was my dads computer. Haha
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post #42 of 79
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I remember booting into DOS and playing Family Fued and Oregon Trail. I also remember installing Win 3.1 using like forty 3.5" floppies.
It was all about double sided 5.25" floppy discs and running all kind of scripts in your autoexec.bat including one that booted you up to a menu where you picked which game you wanted by pressing 1-10
post #43 of 79
My first experience was Windows 95. I remember not long after that, my dad acquired a bunch of old 386 and 486's. That's when I learned about windows 3.1. I'd much rather use DOS over Win 1, 2, or 3 any day!

I also remember when Windows XP came out. I loved my 98 SE rig so much I didn't upgrade it for a long time. I had that rig for about 6 years or so. That was my first custom built rig. I even installed a 2nd power supply to power all my fans so if I didn't need the extra cooling, I could turn off that power supply and the rig would become silent. I had to install that 2nd power supply in the CD drive bays, it took up the space of 2 of them and was a real tight fit.

I later purchased another rig from Best Buy (also Windows 98SE) and proceeded to kill it by OC'ing it and not upgrading the cooling system (and never turned it off for 6 months!), so my old custom rig got pulled out of retirement. I learned more from trial and error back then than any school could teach.

In a way, I pity today's youth. The technology is already so well developed. I remember freaking out when CPU's were trying to hit the 1Ghz mark. Seemed like it took FOREVER to go from 800Mhz to 1Ghz. That was so mind blowing at the time. Hopefully the milestones we continue to reach are just as exciting to today's youth as the 1Ghz mark was to me back in the day.

EDIT - I wonder if it'd be possible to run Windows 1 on a Commodore 64? (Yeah, I know it would have to be re-written, or re-compiled in some way first) Hmm... Might have to break out my Commodore 128 and install the 512K additional RAM module for that one! 640K FTW baby! That should be enough for anybody
Edited by Razinhail - 3/8/11 at 10:06pm
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First ever Windows I used was 98SE. Good times. I've learned so much more since then.
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post #45 of 79
Haha I used Dosshell tons back in the day! Cool video!

Noob the game you are talking about sounds like Sink or Swin I still have it on floppy!
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That guys voice made me want to punch a baby.
thats probably why his windows user name is twatface lol
post #47 of 79
Good vid, watched it bored at drill.
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I was using MS-DOS Shell to play games... MP gaming was two computers in the same room with a 18ft ribbon cable bridging the two of them.
 
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Should've went with 98se->me->2000->xp


Windows Me came out nearly a year after W2k... and nobody used it.


Any 4DOS users here? lol
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This video reminds me of the good ole' days of playing sticky bear on my family's Tandy that was rocking Windows 3.1
    
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