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  1. Will Windows 2000 run stable on a multi-core CPU? Will it utilize all the cores? If the multiple cores confuses it, is there a way to set the BIOS so that Windows 2000 is blinde to those extra cores? Any input would be much appreciated.
  2. Well as far as CPU technology for desktop PC's, it's not going to be that much different 10 years from now. They've gotten to a point now that they can't make the things that much faster, so they put multiple cores on a CPU. So who knows 16 core CPU 5 years from now? lolz Someone else posted that RAM might disapear in the next 5 years, I totally aggree with that. 'Cause well with hard-disks storage geting so fast it'd be kind of a waste having RAM for certain systems (in the future it might be extra thing when you need things to be ridiculously fast. I'm typing this on a Pentium 3, this computers heyday was probably in 1999, and I can do things like watch Youtube and all the basic stuff you can do on a system you can buy brand new. That's a huge indication to me technology is stagnating a bit since if you go back to 1999 that's like using a 286 to listen to mp3s. It's not really advancing as fast as it used to.
  3. I wanted to run Windows 95 mostly for educational purposes and to just do it for fun. I dont use USB devices, and I only use my computer for basic stuff like internet. Though Id never use Windows 95 for my main OS. Just wanted to toy around with it since I havnt used windows 95 since like 1997. The sound card I'm using is "Creative Sound Blaster PCI" I pulled it out of a old Pentium 2 HP box. Windows 2k had the drivers as soon as I installed it (a interesting thing about Windows 2k, always had the drivers for my sound right away) I dont have a copy of Windows 95 right now. Though I was thinking of going and hopefully finding the osr2 (if that's what it's called) since that's the latest version of it before windows 95. That one would be most stable. I tried installing it on a 633 mhz celeron who's main OS was 98 and was shocked how fast it loaded(this was years ago though). I could imagine how fast it would run on this thing, considering it runs Windows 2k like it's nothing and runs Windows XP just fine. I'm studying to be a computer service tech, so I always like to expand my knowledge on stuff like this. That and it's my hobby and I always found it fun. These days since I've been geting more skilled legacy OS's have became interesting.
  4. I was thinking of playing around with Windows 95 on my Pentium 3 box. Right now I run Windows 2000 SP4 on it. Can someone tell me how I will get Windows 95 to work on this box? Here is the hardware in it: Pentium 3 1ghz 512 mb SD-ram agp rage fury pro video card sound blaster sound card(couldnt find drivers for it when I used 98, so I doubt for 95) 5 GB, 2 GB (Windows 2k is on this one), 4 GB hard drives
  5. How about spliting a hard drive of that size into two. Would that help?
  6. I want to replace my hard drive(s) The smallest new hard drives I can find are 150 GB. Will Windows 2k SP4 support drives this big?
  7. The link you posted says MSN web messenger is end of life and is being embedded into Hotmail. Which is kind of good to know. aMSN is a open source clone of MSN.
  8. Well, I'll start off by saying I'm using aMSN. aMSN ussually works perfectly fine. But I find MSN keeps droping messages I send to people. Other people I talk to online are having similar problems, except MSN keeps booting them off. MSN allows me to be connected all the time. I get messages just fine... But often people send me messages and MSN keeps reporting that it dropped my messages. I'm thinking I might try another MSN client and see if that helps. Though I think it's MSN's fault in general (not on my end) And I was just wondering how I might help it.
  9. Right now I am using Windows 2k. I'll probably upgrade to Windows 7 when it matures (Probably 5-7 years from now) Microsoft has this annoying tendency to turn out really bad software packages and then fix them in a service pack. So I usually hold back and wait until they work out the bugs. Windows XP (before SP1) Was awful. So was every single initial release of a Windows operating system (Never saw the initial release of 2k, though I'm sure it's just as awful as the other initial MS OS's before they worked out the bugs). Windows Vista is almost to the point it's usable. Though I'll probably wait another couple years to upgrade to it (I'll have to soon, since I need to get a new PC to use Office 2007)
  10. Okay, I have some questions for you to help you isolate the problem. Have been using this program for long? Has it always did strange things? The program might be buggy. Did you see if rebooting your PC solves this issue? Windows 9X tends to behave funny when you leave it on a lot. You should always shut down your Windows 98 PC when it's not in use (and if not, give it a reboot twice per day) This will make sure Windows 98 relinquishes resources for your programs. You said that you where downloading/uploading files a lot and then this happened. Are you sure they're arent any active malware in your system? Are you using a filesharing program such as Limewire? You should always scan your files, and be careful to not download anything that looks untrustworthy. You might want to scan the partitition Windows 98 resides in on another operating system as it may be a route kit. The older versions of Windows (before 2k) are very susceptible to this. Also the problem sounds a bit like a memory/hardware issue. You could try taking out some memory modules, and then placing them back in one by one and see if you can recreate the problem with one, or if the problem totally disapears when you remove the offending memory module. Unplug certain cards that are not necessary to the basic function of your PC. Unplug sound cards, ethernet adapters, modems. You're problem might vanish if one of those is bad.
  11. Thanks for the tip Arialz. I will keep that Office 2007 thing in mind.
  12. My favorite is Windows XP Home SP3. It's what Windows 98 SE should have been. Very stable and secure. Windows 95 should have been the last DOS version of Windows. Windows 7 looks very promising though. MS seems to be geting it together finnaly and fixing up their bloatey code/removing legacy support barely anyone ever uses anymore.
  13. Yeah, for example, most stores still use Windows 98 for their POS system. (The newest system I've saw used for one of those was Windows XP Home) So yeah, over kill indeed. On another note: I found it sort of funny first reading this thread I thought POS read as you know what.
  14. You could also try opening up the device manager and seeing if there are any conflicts. It seems that there is something wrong with the hardware of the mic portion of your webcam. You could try disabling the mic device in the device manager and then hooking up a separate mic to your sound card and steering your sound settings to accept input from the mic port on your sound card(You can get to these by double clicking the speaker icon in the notification area and then following the menus in there). This just may clear up the strange sounds.
  15. I never liked playing games on my computer. I find PC games dont work so well, even if you have the right hardware. So I just use my PC for basic things, and I play my games on a console system. Though I have found games I enjoy that I can play on obsolete hardware (such as Diner Dash and Sim City) Though the majority of PC games arent even worth it to buy expensive hardware for, since you can find a lot better games and a lot of them on a console system). And well, because of that, my old Pentium 3 does just what I want. Though I dont think anything older than this would do the trick for me though. That's mostly why Vista angers me off. It's buggy trash, it's basicly XP with some useless features tacked on to bog it down. It's time they learn how to code better. There is no reason I should have to use a liquid cooled gazlion ghz computer to type a email. I think MS and the hardware companies are in bed with each other to force people to buy new computers/upgrade their OS to the next viruse, I mean operating system. If Macs wernt so sucky Id use one of those.

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