First post, by chinny22
As my 25th anniversary build is behind schedule (I got side tracked playing games) thought as an altentive we could relive our memories from all those years ago.
I'll go first 😉
We had only upgraded from our Apple IIe earlier that year. A 486 DX2 66 which funny enough finaly died this year (I suspect it's the Dallas chip)
I remember Windows 95 being on the news, Even ran the interactive demo but with the computer been less then 6 months old we were not in a rush.
Then a freind at school offered me a OEM copy for $30 AUD towards the end of the year. Not cheap, about the same price as a new CD or game but still bargin as it would have been selling ofr over $100. His dad was a programer or something and aparantly had a box of the CD's
I remember first installing it, it was confusing at first. I was used to icons on the desktop acting like program groups in Win3x. and was still trying to do the same.
Then I realised, Start menu = Windows My Computer = Dos. After that it all made sence and really was easy to use.
Both me and my best mate used that inital copy of Windows upto 1998. We were both using 486's, mine now with a 1GB HDD He wouldn't have had much more so the lack of USB or FAT32 really didnt matter but then his dad got a new computer shortly before Win98 was released so was given a copy of Win95 OSR 2.5 and a copy of Win98 a month later.
As the 486 wasn't upto Win98 I continued his copy of Win95c. I also used it on my P2 400 which dual booting with NT4 until I finally replaced it with Win98 SE at some point.
It was a well designed OS. I was still new to the PC and was self taught just by clicking around, remember this was before you could just google something.
I still fell back on dos for gaming but alot of that was learnt watching others.
So that's my Win95 story, anyone else?