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First post, by AlessandroB

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Wich os is better for this kind of system? have 32Mb ram but i can reach 64Mb, trident 9400 and vlbus IDE controller.

Win98SE will be too slow without advantage respect win95 on this computer?

Tnks.

Reply 1 of 24, by Caluser2000

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Go Win98 and remove all the extra unneeded crap of it. The better USB support is worth it. Failing that Win95 OSR 2.5. Ignore the original Win95 as it has no Fat32 support.

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Reply 5 of 24, by AlessandroB

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And what function can windows95 have on a 486 if it is used for 90% in DOS? I would have used it to transfer files more comfortably than with DOS ... but for that also win3.11 can be enough

Reply 6 of 24, by Intel486dx33

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I have an AMD 5x86 with 32mb of ram and a CF card for hard-drive.
PCI video card 4mb.
It is running Win95b and it SUCKS !
It performs okay but will NOT play back MP3’s very well.
A little choppy.
I definitely would NOT put Win98 on it.

Reply 7 of 24, by Caluser2000

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AlessandroB wrote:

And what function can windows95 have on a 486 if it is used for 90% in DOS? I would have used it to transfer files more comfortably than with DOS ... but for that also win3.11 can be enough

Win 3 will be leaner. You can also just go the complete Dos route using the ftp client from the mTCP suite of programs. Al you need s packet driver for your network card.

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Reply 8 of 24, by Caluser2000

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Intel486dx33 wrote:
I have an AMD 5x86 with 32mb of ram and a CF card for hard-drive. PCI video card 4mb. It is running Win95b and it SUCKS ! It per […]
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I have an AMD 5x86 with 32mb of ram and a CF card for hard-drive.
PCI video card 4mb.
It is running Win95b and it SUCKS !
It performs okay but will NOT play back MP3’s very well.
A little choppy.
I definitely would NOT put Win98 on it.
I definitely would NOT put Win98 on it.

Hardly surprising at all. You can strip Win95b down a bit though.

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Reply 9 of 24, by mothergoose729

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AlessandroB wrote:

Wich os is better for this kind of system? have 32Mb ram but i can reach 64Mb, trident 9400 and vlbus IDE controller.

Win98SE will be too slow without advantage respect win95 on this computer?

Tnks.

I wouldn't bother with windows on a 486. I would just use a compact flash card for storage in a removable bay, and transfer files and games to it with a PC. Windows 3.11 or a DOS shell can be used for more convenient file management if you need it. The only reason to get windows 95 IMO is if you plan on doing networking or surfing the net... or of course for windows games, which will all run like molasses on a CPU like that anyhow.

Reply 11 of 24, by GigAHerZ

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You need to enable SMB1 support on Win10, then you can.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!

Reply 14 of 24, by GigAHerZ

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AlessandroB wrote:
GigAHerZ wrote:

You need to enable SMB1 support on Win10, then you can.

Also between w3.11 and win10

There's nothing to enable in w3.11, as it only knows the first version, nothing else...

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!

Reply 16 of 24, by GigAHerZ

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@AlessandroB, there is - you need to enable SMB1 on Win10. By default SMB1 is turned off, as it's old and full of bugs and security flaws.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!

Reply 17 of 24, by appiah4

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Well, between Win98 and Win98, I'd definitely go for Win98.

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Reply 18 of 24, by feipoa

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If you aren't going to use any games or other software in Windows, how about MS-DOS 6.22 and another partition with NT 3.51? I find NT 3.51 more stable and generally quicker than Win95c on a 486. WinNT4 feels a lot slower than NT 3.51 though. Apparently there is also a classic Windows NT/9x shell for NT 3.51 you could use.

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