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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 07:42 PM

There was recently an office cleanup and plenty of old hardware was going to waste.

 

On the middle of these things, I've found a little treasure box: a ThinkPad 760D laptop from 1995.

 

IBMThinkpad760ED.gif

https://en.wikipedia...BM_ThinkPad_760

 

What's more, it has a fully functional Windows 95 installed inside.

 

Included was a floppy drive (proprietary connector), a CD-ROM and a PCMCIA card with LAN network adapter. The floppy drive is working but isn't very practical to move software back and forth. The CD reader seems broken and won't read discs with data, but the LAN adapter was really useful.

 

I discovered that LAN access is still working and was able to access other devices. Internet Explorer from this time was OK but limited and so tried looking into the FTP command for exchanging files. It worked OK with another laptop on the same LAN acting as FTP server, the main difficulty was remembering again how to push/pull files around.

 

Got WinZip installed but it kept failing to decompress files because the modern compressors use more memory than what was available on the laptop. I'm now getting the machine ready for some good old time games that I miss from the 90s.

 

Any tips on what to add on this machine while keeping Windows 95 inside?

 

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

work more in cmdline, the Win32 bit winnt or for win95 should work.. infozip as example ..

or the old rar who works in cmd with surface .. should help too ..

hummm...... any more tips .. i have here Gimp19990828 , Photo Shop 5-5 germ,

mirc/zoc/ter500 versions .. do you have an isdn pcmca ?

Winamp .... versions .. winamp264.exe.. SForge5.0  8)

zoomplayer330std.exe, setup-frauenhofer-c3.exe

Distinct NFS for Windows 95 - File Size: 3.38 MB

diffrent v. of NC .. also for win95 ;)

Litestep, Talisman, Windowsblinds..

Coloradobackup and ....

uhhh and many other things :)

Hold this mashin like it is, for orginal formated Disk..

and other things, i have also some old Compi from an Frend,

there have i installed https://sourceforge....projects/btmgr/

4 Partitions, dos fat16, Win95, Win98SE and datapartitions.

(Parted Magic bootable dosdisk with the program on it..)

i have now a i586 and want install there WinNT4,win2000,WinXP and datapartition.

We have also WinME and other .. so 2 Laptops with 3 different Systems and

you have access on originals, with the 2 laptops can you make also a network

and by boot can you move important datas on the 4th partition fat16 in zip with 8 sighns ..

supporting only 16bit-zip and 32bit-zip both with 8sighn-name.zip

or rar.. with long name support .. and so on..

you can also format orginal with dos, play old dosgames , make via prompt/esc cmd's blue back yellow forground/text,

looks cool and professional ;) you can format and partion via usb (if works) harddisks and disk's in an original system.

and can from time to time refreshing you knowning over different systems.. this helps you for new ideas and

possibility's in more modern, the old tricks and gimmicks was works, who maby works in modern also,

but anybody have forgotten this old things.. and have landed in the sunken..

 

some hardware is really elite, if you thinking about !

it brings back, was was lost, sometimes ..

it's a treasure, like a ring ;)  "myyyy treasureeee"  "myyyy hoaaaaard" ;)

 

best regards

Blacky
 


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:36 PM

Trumpet Winsock has an FTP server module that can allow you to actually serve FTP from Win 95. It just works! :)


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:43 PM

Thanks. I was trying to run FileZilla and even the older versions weren't running.

 

Any other interesting tools that I can try installing on this machine?



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Posted 24 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

it might be worth installing FreeDOS here, the most recent editions come with the modern networking tools: http://www.ibiblio.o.../group-net.html



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:48 AM

Any other interesting tools that I can try installing on this machine?

 

Not a new thread but you may take a look to this topic: https://msfn.org/boa...for-windows-95/

 

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:10 AM

Dear Nuno,

back in the good old days I used a DOS program "QQ.exe" to start various backup- and partitioning-tools.

Unfortunately I was not able to find it by Google.

The main things about it (as far as I remember):

It had to be installed to a small partition <1gb

An entry in autoexec.bat started the GUI where several buttons could be defined to launch programs.

Very stable.

 

Maybe it is interesting for you,

 

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:27 AM

I remember the days back in the mid 90s when I had a Packard Bell running Win95. Mostly I played games like Doom, King's Quest, Baldurs Gate, Microsoft games. Was always fun being the mouse chased by the cat in Rodent's Revenge. Or navigating puzzles in Chip's Challenge. Nowadays I boot 95 in DOSBox so I can play the old 16 bit MS games. Not much use for it beyond that.



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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

Can the Win98 Machine Handle Minecraft?

 

Test this older version to see if KernelEx works in Win95. The newer ones were for 98,Me

 

 KernelEx: Windows 2000/XP applications running on Win 9x
https://www.betaarch...pic.php?t=15877

 

About

KernelEx is an Open Source compatibility layer with an aim to allow running Windows 2000/XP-only applications on Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Millennium operating systems.

 

http://kernelex.sour...-rc-5-released/ KernelEx v4.5 RC 5 released

By Xeno, November 3, 2010 00:11

So here it is. RC5 released. Fixes most of reported problems and further enhances compatibility with NT-only applications. Enjoy!

What’s new:

  • KernelEx should now work better with Windows 95 shell
  • Fixed stability issues with GDI anti-leaking code

Apps fixed / now working:

  • Fixed: OpenOffice.org often crashed on closing
  • Fixed: VLC 1.1.x crashed on DVD playback on windows 98 shell
  • Fixed: MAME insufficient memory error
  • Fixed: Inkscape 0.47 invisible save dialog problem
  • Fixed: Foxit Reader 3 resource leaks and random scrolling crashes
  • Fixed: Opera crashed in ‘Windows 2000′ mode when trying to save file
  • Fixed: Qt4 apps not showing interface fonts
  • Fixed: AkelPad had broken national input
  • Fixed: Easy Assembler Shell installer crash
  • Now working: Media Player Classic Home Cinema rev 2374+
  • Now working: MS Office 2003 Word/Excel + Viewers (experimental)
  • Now working: MS Office 2007 converters [docx only] (experimental)

You can download

https://sourceforge....nelEx/4.5 RC 5/


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:08 AM

@TheHive: I doubt that Windows 98 would handle Minecrack very well. Unless you gave it a relatively recent CPU and GPU. Even then you would have trouble finding the right drivers. I don't play it myself, I tried it once and found it very boring. And it is much too underpowered of a game for my laptop's dual NVIDIA GPUs. My hardware can eat that game for breakfast and spit it back out, no sweat. I've seen Minecrack lag severely even on mid-ranged recent-ish PCs with decent hardware. The guy in your video seems to be having quite a bit of lag. So no, not really, it generally can't handle that game.






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