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Can someone just give a guess what windows shall i use?

By luv2playcs
Feb 21, 2006
  1. I'm doing something in my school.

    i need a os(older os,not win xp.)

    the sys specs are

    its a Pentium 3

    CD ROM

    ZIP

    Floppy

    Intel network card

    sound im unsure

    what os.can anyone give me a guess?
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    The obvious suggestion is 98SE - It`s cheap.DON`T use ME.
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`d suggest Windows 2000. It`s an nt based os, and much better than 98se.

    Although you could use 98se if you wanted.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    How much RAM? If 256MB or more, then Win2k. If less than that, Win98SE or NT4.
     
  5. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 540

    98se will do just fine. networking, etc. is available also.
     
  6. crossedup

    crossedup TS Rookie

    The one question that I would ask, Is it a branded computer or a pieced together one?

    I always like to check and see how available the drivers are for what O/S and make a decision based partly on that as well.

    As mentioned, it really does depend on the amout of RAM, 98se is very hapy with 128MB, W2K will not be nearly so. HD speed can also play a part in this as it affects the speed of your swapfile. W2K with 128MB and a 7200k HD will be noticeably faster than it will on an older HD.

    I would probably go with 98se myself, if it is done right it is a very good o/s.

    ME can be done right and be just as stable but most people dont like to see that come up on the screen when they turn the computer on as there have been to many bad stories about it.

    My $.02

    :wave:
     
  7. ru_ready

    ru_ready TS Rookie Posts: 36

    HI

    my $0.02 worth also... lol..... i have to agree with crossedup ....

    "I would probably go with 98se myself, if it is done right it is a very good o/s."

    of the older OS'es i prefer to work on a win98 machine... and as he said.... check drivers... they are out there, but some MOBO's drivers can be a pain in the *** to find if you don't have the manufacture's cd/floppies....


    cheers
     
  8. don hill

    don hill TS Rookie Posts: 20

     
  9. don hill

    don hill TS Rookie Posts: 20

    windows 2000 pro. real good solid
     
  10. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 540

    win98 or win98se would be a good solid, lean, stable os.
     
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