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Windows 7: flashback to 1998? toshiba tecra 500CDT

10 Apr 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

If it was possible to Install Windows 7 in it then it would be fun hahaha
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11 Apr 2015   #12

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
I'd say install Windows 95! Epicness awaits
That or windows 3.1.

95 would not be bad, you can get it here:

It is abandonware, so it is legal.
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09 Dec 2017   #13
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
That or windows 3.1.

95 would not be bad, you can get it here:

It is abandonware, so it is legal.
I don't believe that's true. As much as it's out of support, Windows 95 is STILL a copyrighted product. You still need a license to run it.
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09 Dec 2017   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
It is abandonware, so it is legal.
It's not. Abandonware only means that the developer no longer cares about the software, but all the licenses and copyright still holds. There are 2 ways in which abandoware becomes legal for usage without explicit consent.

The copyright owner releases the software under a new license, either freeware or open source, thus enabling anyone to use or even modify it. Many old programs gone this way, but Microsoft hasn't for Win9X. Therefore the same terms as in these days still count: you must purchase a license to use it. Problematic, since MS no longer sells those.

The copyright expires and it becomes public domain automatically. At this point, Windows will be literally owned by anyone and we'll be free to use and modify as we please (even using the leaked sources will be legal at that point). Copyright expiration happens 70 years after the dead of the copyright owner. I'm not sure if that means 70 years after Bill Gates dies or 70 years after Microsoft closes down. Either way, it's a loooooong time. Until then, we must buy Windows or wait for MS to release it voluntarily.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
If it was possible to Install Windows 7 in it then it would be fun hahaha
With a bit more memory, it's certainly possible:
Pentium 90MHz booting Windows 7 SP1 in 6 minutes - YouTube

Similar videos show Windows 7 working with as little as 96MB of RAM. 16MB would be a good challenge!
Of course, possible doesn't means desirable
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