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Windows 7: What was your first computer?

24 Apr 2011   #101
boogieboy

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

i think it was 286 DX
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24 Apr 2011   #102
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

A 286 with 512KB of memory, it was on board. No more memory could be added, slots were bad. It was a gift from my brother in-law. It ran MSDOS 5.x with a program call GeoWorks graphical interface. That was in 1992.
GeoWorks (PC/GEOS) Version 1.2
GeoWorks was a step ahead of Windows but they didn't market it like MS marketed Windows so they died.
From there, 3-5 months later, I bought a Dell 486 and that was the last desktop I ever bought from a company. Have been building and fixing my own and others since then.
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24 Apr 2011   #103
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My first real computer was a Tandy 1000TX. By the time I replaced it I had installed a 32 MB hard drive, VGA graphics card, Sound Blaster and a 2400 bps modem. Bought it new in January, 1988.


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24 Apr 2011   #104
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Love reading these tales from the dawn of the computer age. Great stuff! Some of you are real pioneers. As for me, I came late to the party.

My first was an IBM Thinkpad E600 (running Windows 2000), built back in '99. I got it in 2007, at a yard sale, for $50.

A few months later I stopped by a friend's company just to say hi. Turns out he just upgraded all their computers that very day, and I walked out of there with a Dell OptiPlex GX50 (XP Pro) for the best price possible -- free! It was a few years newer than the Thinkpad, and a whole lot quicker. Had a rockin' 512mb of RAM and a 20G hd. That kept me happy for about a year and a half, until 2009 when I built my current one.
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24 Apr 2011   #105
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

TRS-80 I think.
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25 Apr 2011   #106
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Year-1971-I used a computer at a NAPA parts store I worked at. There were Terminals at each of 3 branches and the "main frame" was at one of them. connected via dedicated phone lines. The computer was the size of a refrigerator, had a hard drive consisting of 10-12 14" metal disks. To order from the warehouse one dialed the number and placed the receiver in the modem and waited for the connection.


My first PC was given to me by a bro-in-law, Windows 95, 16K RAM (yes, 16K) with a HDD of 480 or so megabytes. He bragged, "That's almost half a gig." It had a TI printer tractor-fed continuous paper dot matrix.
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25 Apr 2011   #107
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

1st PC of mine is a Compaq desktop 133 mhz upgraded to 166 mhz, 2 x 64 mb of ram (EDO), PCI nvidia VGA card 64 mb, 10.2 gb maxtor hardrive, 15" NEC monitor, infrared mouse.

softwares installed:

Windows 98 2nd Edition
Office 97
Norton Antivirus
Autocad 2000
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25 Apr 2011   #108
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Think my first computer was hamster driven.
I remember purchasing a separate math chip for it! Remember those days?
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25 Apr 2011   #109
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Think my first computer was hamster driven.
I remember purchasing a separate math chip for it! Remember those days?
My 2nd computer was gerbil driven.
I purchased many potato chips for it.
It was expensive running costs back in the day, but it made up for it with a lot better performance than that apple IIe.
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28 Apr 2011   #110
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Think my first computer was hamster driven.
I remember purchasing a separate math chip for it! Remember those days?
Yep yep .. I installed a math-co for my 386DX40 back in the day
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