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Oldest computer os that you own


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Poll: what the oldest OS you have running on one of your computers? (110 member(s) have cast votes)

what the oldest OS you have running on one of your computers?

  1. Windows XP (23 votes [24.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.21%

  2. Windows Millenium (3 votes [3.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.16%

  3. Windows NT (2 votes [2.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.11%

  4. Windows 98 (11 votes [11.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.58%

  5. Windows 95 (21 votes [22.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.11%

  6. Windows 3.1 (15 votes [15.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  7. Other version (20 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

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Woohoo, we just got a "new" Windows 2000 box at work! Yeah, so now we are at 1 NT4 box, 3 98se boxes(Micro-mini repair only, no net etc.), and 1 W2K, in my shop.
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Running? XP
That I come into contact with at work once in a while? NT or 95

Whats the oldest OS I have? I have a copy of Windows 1 beta running around somewhere, fits on a single floppy disk I think!

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dos 1.0 :)
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My oldest computer I own is Windows 3.1. Now it's gone because my dad dumped it away.

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I have an old 3.1 machine... I like the noise it makes when it trys to boot from the 5.25", then the 3.5", then spins the CD rom drive as fast as it can :-P
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I have Windows 3.11 on an old 486, that sits and does absolutly nothing...

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****, I feel old. I have an old commodore 64 stashed in the closet. It still works! Even have the old GEOS OS. (Graphic Environment Operating System).

I actually had it up and running a few months ago. Played a game of Red Storm Rising. :)

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Why there isn't options for Windows 2000 and Server 2003?

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****, I feel old. I have an old commodore 64 stashed in the closet. It still works! Even have the old GEOS OS. (Graphic Environment Operating System).


Great jrzicrime
I got GEOS too and a powerful C64 of course!! A very good graphical interface for the best home pet computer in the world :)
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Old and skweaky laptop won't run anything newer that 95 :)
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Great jrzicrime
I got GEOS too and a powerful C64 of course!! A very good graphical interface for the best home pet computer in the world


:) Clock speed: 0.985 MHz (PAL) / 1.023 MHz (NTSC)

I used mine for years then upgraded to an Amiga 500 in 1988. I used Amiga systems until 1995 then started using IBM compatibles...

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My oldest OS on a running pc is windows 98se.

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I have a Windows 95 hardrive lying about somewhere... but the monitor sort of.. got.. lost. xD I accidentally deleted Minesweeper on it so there's really no point in it now xD

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All I use in my house is XP, 4 comps.

All this talk of boot up speeds...on my computer, it's 22 seconds from cold boot to full windows "functionality." So I did a little comparison...

On a DOS machine:

It boots to command prompt in less than 30 seconds!.

So I have that beat...and it's DOS...

On something so old I wasn't born when it was created...

a flick of the switch and it resets in about 2 seconds. Beat that, microsoft

Holy Crap!

and on yet another ROS (Really old system)

my system is running after 0.980 seconds cold boot

Is this even possible??

So despite the fact that my XP machine can best the DOS (which I'm proud of) I can't even imagine an OS that boots in 2 seconds, except maybe some TI calculator, and even my TI 89 can't beat the .98 seconds...so there you are Microsoft...a goal. If you can get it down to .98 seconds, then I'll get rid of all my XP machines and upgrade... :)
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I use XP normally, or win2k at the least; but the oldest _running_ OS that I'm supporting is Windows ME.

AAAARGH!!! (so that is where that 1 vote for winME came from) :)
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Compaq notebook with a 486SL 25Mhz still runs the Win 3.1 it came with.

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Windows Me on a Twinhead Slimnote GX 256mb ram dvdrom 2gb hd 4mb video
etc....

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Windows 98

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WinME




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