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jaclaz

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Wow!  Even OS/2 Warp 3 was installed from less floppies than that ....lol.  I never installed Windows 95 or higher from floppies, just CD-ROMs

 

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1 hour ago, Jody Thornton said:

Wow!  Even OS/2 Warp 3 was installed from less floppies than that ....lol.  I never installed Windows 95 or higher from floppies, just CD-ROMs

 

If you feel like experiencing the real pain, check Windows 98 from floppies (all 39 of them) in real-time:

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10 hours ago, jaclaz said:

If you feel like experiencing the real pain, check Windows 98 from floppies (all 39 of them) in real-time:

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I'm not sure I possess "the drive" to do it!  :p

(thank you, thank you)

 

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12 hours ago, Jody Thornton said:

I'm not sure I possess "the drive" to do it! 

I am not sure if that is a good or a terrible pun :dubbio:

Just in case I will preventively retaliate :w00t:

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Well @jaclaz, the best puns should incorporate a "facepalm" moment.  So I'll happily take terrible.

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I have done it once. It was either Windows 95 OSR2 or Windows 98. The disks were from Gateway and I am thinking there were either 33 of them or that the 33rd disk was bad. It was a failure of an install, as one of the disks was unreadable, and this after installing for about an hour and a half.

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After installing Windows 98, take the time to do a full install of Office 97 Professional:

46 additional floppy disks!

I still have about 25 3.5" floppy disks, about 5 of which are unreadable. Then there was the one where the shutter was a little loose and got stuck in my Presario...

 

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I think @win32 gets the last .... "Word"

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20 minutes ago, Jody Thornton said:

I think @win32 gets the last .... "Word"

You see :), that is definitely a good one! :buehehe:

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Whoever did this must have a lot of free time...

It's an "Excel"-ent way to get bored out of one's mind!

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13 hours ago, cc333 said:

Whoever did this must have a lot of free time...

It's an "Excel"-ent way to get bored out of one's mind!

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Is that supposed to be a "Power Point " of view?[1] :dubbio:

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[1] I know it is actually terrible, but it was stronger than me ...

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21 hours ago, jaclaz said:

Is that supposed to be a "Power Point " of view?[1] :dubbio:

Sure!

21 hours ago, jaclaz said:

[1] I know it is actually terrible, but it was stronger than me ...

I thought that was the point! :lol:

It takes work to not only install the software, but to copy it all to the floppies. Not everyone has "Access" to that many disks anymore*, let alone the drives they go in.

Oh, and here's another: it's not a pun per se, but kind of illogical. When MS designed the Windows 95 UI, why did they think it made sense to put the "Shut Down..." command in the "Start" menu? It just seems like an oxymoron to say "click the start button to shut down the computer".

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On 3/11/2019 at 1:29 AM, Jody Thornton said:

I'm not sure I possess "the drive" to do it!  :p

 

On 3/11/2019 at 1:58 PM, jaclaz said:

Just in case I will preventively retaliate :w00t:

I usually try to pan things, but I'm afraid I don't get you two this time... :(

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