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  1.    24 Feb 2016 #1
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    From DOS to the golden age of Windows


    Travelling back in time

    Those of us who grew up with computers have witnessed great change: from the hulking tower PCs of yore to the pocket-sized smartphones of today and from blinking green screen cursors to 4K graphical displays.

    For those old enough to remember wrestling with a command line or battling Windows' blue screen of death, it's never been easier to relive those early memories of computing.

    These virtual trips down memory lane come courtesy of emulators that run directly in the web browser: offering the chance to experience everything from the birth of personal computing in the early 1980s to the golden age of Windows in the late 1990s.

    Here are some of the classic operating systems you can run in your browser...


    Read more: From DOS to the golden age of Windows: The classic operating systems you can run in the browser - TechRepublic
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  2.    24 Feb 2016 #2
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Sweet memories..hell no!..present day users don't realise what we had to go through, or compared, how reliable modern computers are.
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  3.    24 Feb 2016 #3
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    Windows 10 1607

    What - no punch cards?
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #4
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    10 Pro FCU

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Sweet memories..hell no!..present day users don't realise what we had to go through, or compared, how reliable modern computers are.
    Agreed. Some days though when working out a particularly obscure Windows problem I do kind of miss the days when you knew what pretty much every file on your computer was, where it was and what it did.

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  5.    24 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Sweet memories..hell no!..present day users don't realise what we had to go through, or compared, how reliable modern computers are.
    Yes remember this very well and some of the members who now are on about windows 10 should of been around in those times then they would of been grateful for how we used to had to do it
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Windows 10

    I'm willing to admit that Windows 10 is better than DOS.
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #7
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Yes. Fond memories...
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  8.    24 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    lol, install DOS from 4 floppies, install Windows from a dozen or so floppies, then install office from about 2 dozen or so floppies. Hook up your dial up modem, get the disks out for that. etc, etc, etc,
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  9.    24 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    lol, install DOS from 4 floppies, install Windows from a dozen or so floppies, then install office from about 2 dozen or so floppies. Hook up your dial up modem, get the disks out for that. etc, etc, etc,
    Yes remember that very well took most of day and evening just to install everything and shutting down and restarting. then trying to get connected to dial up and waiting for the slow connection
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  10.    24 Feb 2016 #10
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    windows 7 32 bit

    I came rather late to computers year 2000 to be exact first great adventure into the computing world with windows 98, All the BSOD with it was totally unbelievable.

    The reassuring sound of the modem as it dialled into AOL and some of the software I downloaded, One stands out in particular Bit Magic a little program with a tv screen GUI that delivered all kinds of goodies every day, cartoons that kind of thing, Have searched in vain to get an archive of it, think they went out of business.

    Joe
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