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Windows 7: What were your first computers?

25 Jun 2010   #1
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 
What were your first computers?

Hello guys,

What were your first computers, which do not have to be desktops they can be anything in this thread?

1. Learning Computer which I had back in the early 1990s and it was a programmed B/W Laptop.

2. I had a school laptop in late 1990s to help me with school work.

3. My first desktop PC which I got in 2000. It had 7GB HD, 3MB On-board Graphics and Sound with a huge 15" Monitor. It ran Win 98 & ME.

I hope this made sense as I am a bit of a tired boy.
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25 Jun 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Compaq Presario ... isn't she a beaut.
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25 Jun 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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25 Jun 2010   #4
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

mine was, a compaq pentium 133mhz with 64 mb ram, 32 mb video card, 10gb hardrive, 15" monitor. that was way back 1999...its better than nothing...

oh yeah, forgot to mention i was running win98 second edition plus..and i was playing counter strike v6 a lot. and using autocad 2000
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26 Jun 2010   #5
Tullynally

 
First Computers

My first compute rat work was a DEC PDP 8E. No monitor. It was a desktop box about 18" x 18" by 8" high. The input & output was through a Friden Flexowriter punched tape.

The Friden flexowriter was a Swedish typewriter that punched ASCII tape as you typed. It was used to write a document & punch the tape so multiple copies could be made by running the tape through the Flexowriter tape reader.

Great for limited number documents that could be reprinted from the stored tape. Also for storing computer programs, since there was no internal storage! The computer program was input, ran & the output was punched on tape. This tape was ran through the Friden Flexowriter to print out the result.

These are the computer systems that ran the computer operated machine tools that put the USA into space.

To boot the computer there were 8 toggle switches that had to be set on the front panel for each 8 bit word for the BOOT Loader. This would allow the tape reader to load the BOOT System. Then the program could be loaded. Thet were no internal storage.

My first home computer was a Radio Shack TRS 80. We called it the "TRASH 80".
The input was through a standard casette tape recorder. & it had a CRT monitor!
Basic was the programming language.

By the way I am 81 years old & the Glory Days for computers was the "Space Race" when the "Impossible Things" were done routinely.

I could go on about how computers were advaced from descrtete components to integrated circuits to CPUs on a chip! But I will leave that to another day to bore you "yung uns"

Tully
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26 Jun 2010   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

The first computer I used was an HP 3000 mini computer for a computer repair class while in college in 1975. No peripherals at all, input was via front panel toggle switches (programmed in machine language). The only output was the front panel blinky lights. Based on that experience, I felt computers were too much work to be useful.

The first computer I owned was an IBM PC in 1984. It had a whopping 256K of RAM, 2 360K floppy drives and could display 4 color graphics at a resolution of 320x200. With my IBM employee discount the computer (with a dot matrix printer) cost a mere $2500.
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26 Jun 2010   #7
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
Hello guys,

What were your first computers, which do not have to be desktops they can be anything in this thread?

1. Learning Computer which I had back in the early 1990s and it was a programmed B/W Laptop.

2. I had a school laptop in late 1990s to help me with school work.

3. My first desktop PC which I got in 2000. It had 7GB HD, 3MB On-board Graphics and Sound with a huge 15" Monitor. It ran Win 98 & ME.

I hope this made sense as I am a bit of a tired boy.
I thought we already had threads like this around here ?
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26 Jun 2010   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tullynally View Post
... My first home computer was a Radio Shack TRS 80. We called it the "TRASH 80".
The input was through a standard casette tape recorder. & it had a CRT monitor!
Basic was the programming language. ...
Tully - I've got 2 Trash 80's, a Model 1 and a Model 100.
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26 Jun 2010   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I got my first computer in 1988. It was a Tandy 1000 SX. It had one active floppy drive (but could expand to two), no hard drive and 256 K of memory. That memory could be expanded to 640K which I did. Everything ran from the 5.25 " floppy. Take a look. http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/pc/h/tandyad1.jpg
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26 Jun 2010   #10
Elwoodch

 
 

commodore 64....Is commodore still around?
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