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Windows 7: What was your first desktop PC?

26 Aug 2010   #1
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
What was your first desktop PC?

Hello guys,

What was your first desktop PC? Mine was a Custom PC bulit by Active Computers in Bexhill-on-Sea.

The specs were:

500Mhz P3
7GB Hard-drive
3MB On-board Graphics
On-board Sound
15" Mointor
32RAM (later 96RAM)
Windows 98 (later Windows ME)
56K Dialup Modem.
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26 Aug 2010   #2


My first personal computer was Commodore 128

Commodore 128 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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26 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

My first desktop PC was an Amstrad PC2286 with an 8Mhz 286, 640k Ram, 25Mb Hard Drive, and DOS with DOSShell.

The funniest thing was the inclusion of Windows 1 on floppy disc. It was too slow to run it and failed to install because of the lack of speed. Yet it was included in the package. It did however, have an excellent manual with it giving a detailed look at DOS commands.
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26 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I think it was a 486DX clocked at 33MHz with 8 meg of RAM and a 200 meg hard drive. A sound blaster 16 ISA card and an ATI Mach 32 ISA card. Don't remember who made the motherboard, all it had was 6 ISA slots and no onboard anything except the keyboard port. I had to add a multi IO card just to hook up a floppy and hard drive. MSDos 6.2 and windows 3.1.
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26 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I had my first desktop computer in 2004 and came with Windows 98 until we upgraded the OS to XP eventually lol

Processor: Intel Celeron
Memory: 512MB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MX4000
Hard Disk: 80GB Hard disk
Motherboard: ASUS
Monitor: AOC 17" CRT 1024x768
Sound Card: Realtek
Internet: 56k Dial-Up Modem
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26 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional x64

128 MB ram
8 MB onboard graphics
433MHz processor
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26 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

My first PC was a ZX Spectrum

After that it was a custom built 486 DX2 @ 33Mhz (Turbo at 66 Mhz) with 8MB RAM, 40MB HDD, Yamaha OPL3-SAx Sound Card, 14" B/W Monitor, 3 1/4 and 5 1/2 Floppy drives, MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 & 3.11.
Added a 4X CD Drive later on.
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26 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Aside from Commodores and such that my dad had around growing up, my first actual PC that I took to college with me was an 8088 from a company called Leading edge. My upgrade from that was to a Packard Bell 486-SX25 with 4MB of RAM and a 170MB connor hard drive and 2x cdrom drive (which was the fastest cdrom at the time).
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26 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate

Compaq Presario 5020

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26 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Intel Pentium (I) 200 Mhz w/MMX Technology
Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Video Card w/4 MB of Video RAM
24X CD-ROM Drive
Windows 95
US Robotics 56K V90 Modem
(2) 2.0 GB Hard Drives
Labtec Computer Speakers

It was a brand called Datacom West. I think it was local or something because I bought it used from someone. Also gave me an Okidata Laser Printer (B&W). I remember I used to think how cool I was with this computer; especially after I upgraded its video card to the 3dfx Voodoo3 3000.
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