Is this site legal for archived versions of Past Windows systems


  1. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Is this site legal for archived versions of Past Windows systems


    Hi there
    This site "Seems" legit for obtaining images of genuine Ms images of old CD ROMS

    Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free & Borrowable Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

    I've looked at a couple of downloads -- there's no "activation cracks" or tricks in them - You usually seem to need your own key if you want to create VM's of these.

    Anybody here who can establish the provenance and legitimacy of the site -- doesn't seem to be promoting any sort of piracy as far as I can see -- in any case it's always good having historical archives - since so much is digital these days a lot would be lost for ever if not stored -- Just visit a typical youngsters home these days -- there's often no photos anywhere !!!

    @mod if this site is in any way dubious or against the Forum policy just delete the post - As far as I can see it looks legit.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 8,002
    windows 10
       #2

    Way back has been going for years it records millions of websites my old websites are on there as I was one of the first people to have their own website. So yes it's genuine
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  3. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Hello @jimbo45,

    I have used that site in the past for various things, I think old ISO's being one of them that I used for testing purposes etc, and never had any problems as everything appeared to be genuine. However, that was a year or so ago, so things might have changed.

    I hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi there
    Thanks folks

    I just wanted to try out W98 as a VM !!!! the CD download seemed OK.

    Marking as solved.

    Good that some people are keeping old stuff available. I don't know who is / are paying for it -- not my problem --- perhaps a Monaco Hedge fund operator who has a passionate hobby for old computer stuff !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    You are VERY welcome.
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  6. Posts : 13,789
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #6

    And never forget that many such sites are monitored in some fashion and if a publisher of software has an issue with the offerings they will speak up and probably take action to prevent it.

    As to Windows ME/Millenium Edition and earlier versions [98SE, 98, 95] there usually will be driver issues as technology has left them behind.
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