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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
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       21 Mar 2014 #11

    Uff da! I have bad memories of Millenium. My PC would totally lock up without warning and I would have to unplug my computer to shut it down. After a few days of that I went back to 98 SE and stayed with it, until I bought my next computer with XP.
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  2.    22 Mar 2014 #12

    When I had WinME it was on a machine that came with it, I think that was why a lot of people had so much trouble with it, they put it onto 98 machines.

    I had a retail copy of XP and dual booted that with the WinME until I gave the machine over to XP completely.

    The next machine came with Vista and that is still going strong but with Windows 7 now via a retail copy, and we're now up to date with this Asus Notebook running 8.1.

    When the next OS comes out I don't know how I will get it, either a new machine with it installed already or a retail copy, depends on how it gets marketed, plus how long it is before it's on the market and how much it costs. At my age and health not sure how many more I'll see.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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       22 Mar 2014 #13

    I think you might have something RE: WinME. I remember updating a friend's computer from ME to XP and she hadn't had any problems with ME, but then it came installed on her computer. I'm sure MS will have test version(s) of Windows 9 to try out and if I really like it, I will probably upgrade, especially if they have a special promotion like they did with 8 Pro.
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  4.    23 Mar 2014 #14

    Hi there
    Maybe "Back to the future" Windows 3.11 !!!


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    cheers
    jimbo
    !!!
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Mar 2014 #15

    Looks good to me Jimbo! For my computer needs 3.1 did all I needed it to do.
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  6.    23 Mar 2014 #16

    Hi there
    Still runs fine as a VM !! -- with VMware tools also you can run it on a 60 inch monitor (full screen) -- I'll bet nobody ever thought computer screens would get anything like that -- 10 inch was the norm back then -- even Green monochrome with not very good looking fonts either. (if you were lucky you'd get a DOS LAN connection via an IBM 3270 type terminal which was a little larger - but still monochrome). No HTML internet (WWW) though -- IE explorer was still days in the future then. You could logon to some old BBS's though -- I'll bet there are still a few people on these Forums who might have been a sysop on one of these boards then. Windows 3.11 was essentially Windows 3.1 (a decent improvement over Windows 3.0) but was designed to be used on LANS - hence it was actually called Windows for Workgroups.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       23 Mar 2014 #17

    jimbo45, post: 20036, member: 69 said:
    Hi there
    Still runs fine as a VM !! -- with VMware tools also you can run it on a 60 inch monitor (full screen) -- I'll bet nobody ever thought computer screens would get anything like that -- 10 inch was the norm back then -- even Green monochrome with not very good looking fonts either. (if you were lucky you'd get a DOS LAN connection via an IBM 3270 type terminal which was a little larger - but still monochrome). No HTML internet (WWW) though -- IE explorer was still days in the future then. You could logon to some old BBS's though -- I'll bet there are still a few people on these Forums who might have been a sysop on one of these boards then. Windows 3.11 was essentially Windows 3.1 (a decent improvement over Windows 3.0) but was designed to be used on LANS - hence it was actually called Windows for Workgroups.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yep ran a BBS for a number of years then internet happened and became affordable.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Mar 2014 #18

    jimbo45, post: 20036, member: 69 said:
    Hi there
    Still runs fine as a VM !! -- with VMware tools also you can run it on a 60 inch monitor (full screen) -- I'll bet nobody ever thought computer screens would get anything like that -- 10 inch was the norm back then -- even Green monochrome with not very good looking fonts either. (if you were lucky you'd get a DOS LAN connection via an IBM 3270 type terminal which was a little larger - but still monochrome). No HTML internet (WWW) though -- IE explorer was still days in the future then. You could logon to some old BBS's though -- I'll bet there are still a few people on these Forums who might have been a sysop on one of these boards then. Windows 3.11 was essentially Windows 3.1 (a decent improvement over Windows 3.0) but was designed to be used on LANS - hence it was actually called Windows for Workgroups.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I remember the old days of 3.1. I believe it may have been the first Windows OS I ever used. We had it on a work computer with an AutoCAD based Land Surveying program for drafting up Certificates of Survey. I have to admit that as I got older and my eyes got weaker the larger monitors that started coming out were a good thing!
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
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       23 Mar 2014 #19

    Maybe "Back to the future" Windows 3.11 !!!
    It's weird seeing that. My first PC was a Leading Edge Model D (XT clone) and it weirded me out last year to see a YouTube video of tha old D still booting.

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  10.    24 Mar 2014 #20

    MilesAhead, post: 20185, member: 195 said:
    It's weird seeing that. My first PC was a Leading Edge Model D (XT clone) and it weirded me out last year to see a YouTube video of tha old D still booting.
    That's awesome!!
    I have a real fascination for old computers and old technology in general. I have a bunch of old video cameras, 3 8-track players that I fixed, and a collection of old laptops ranging from 1991 to 2002.

    This laptop I'm using right now actually is the one from 2002, which I fixed just for fun. My dad gave it to me because he found it collecting dust on a shelf at his work. The company he works for apparently thought it was broken permanently, and they never fixed it. All that was wrong with it was the XP installation was corrupt. After reinstalling Windows XP, this computer is now working great (as you can see). Funny how people will just junk perfectly good computers that only need like a few simple fixes. also saw the infamous Windows XP End of life notification on here, which was pretty funny. Next time it happens maybe I will take a picture of it. Lol.
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