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Windows 7: An Oldie, But Not A Goodie...

26 Jan 2016   #1
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
An Oldie, But Not A Goodie...

We moved into a new home recently, and while going through some stuff in our office, SWMBO came across an envelope that obviously has been collecting dust waaaaay too long. In it was a free upgrade disk for W98. This unopened/still sealed package dates from the IBM Aptiva we bought while I was still a Systems Engineer with Big Blue. They sent us a free upgrade from W95 to "ensure we stayed current" with the system we purchased from them. Had a chuckle on that one. Ran W95 until we gave the Aptiva to a relative when we replaced it with a ThinkCenter running XP Pro. Don't think the sealed W98 disk has any value, so it will head for the landfill next week.
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26 Jan 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why throw the disc away. You never know. It may become a collector item.
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26 Jan 2016   #3
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Sure, I'll put it in the box with my other IT memorabilia, like the box of 96 column punch cards or the sealed box of 5 1/4 inch diskettes and the 8 inch diskettes. They've all become really not valuable like the "THINK" signs and the flow charting templates. Not to mention a copy of WARP3. I think there's a pad of COBOL coding sheets in there too. And then there's the mag tape EOT crimper or the box of NCR CRAM magnetic cards. Or the stainless steel print layout ruler. Even my old IBM N1320C Portable Terminal isn't worth much. Now if I had just kept that 1401 that one of my customers was throwing out.
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26 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But they always serve to go back on memory lane.
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28 Jan 2016   #5
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have also torn the magnetic film out of a 5.25" floppy to view a solar eclipse through. You just never know what they'll come in handy for. OTOH I had hundreds of floppies and how often does a solar eclipse roll past L.A.? .... not often. I finally parted with all the old floppies, though I think I kept the WFW 3.11 3.5" diskettes, just for old time sake. And DOS is probably in that box too. The next time I come across it, it will get junked.
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