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Windows 7: What was your first computer?

19 Oct 2010   #61
snerd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got a Packard Hell (Bell) in 1995 it had 8mb mem and a 420mb hard drive. It looked pretty much like this one.................


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19 Oct 2010   #62
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

My first computer was one I got in 2002. It was an HP Pavilion I believe. It had 32 MB of RAM, a 3 GB hard drive, and ran Microsoft Windows 95. Also, a 1 MB graphics card. I used it for games. I believe it had a Pentium (original) processor. A 2x speed CD Drive. I usually had it in 256-color palatalized mode and played SimCity 2000 and the original Pipe Dreams. It was later "upgraded" to Windows 98 SE. I was unable to tell the difference between the two. So, I was 9, almost 10 when I got my first PC of my own, but I remember when I was 4 and Windows 95 was new. This thread is bringing some serious nostalgia.

When I was 4 I was obsessed with MS Paint and SimCity (original for SNES).
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19 Oct 2010   #63
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Our first "IBM PC" was a PC/XT turbo clone from a local mom-n-pop shop (prior to that we had an Apple //e with only a monochrome monitor and a floppy drive).

4.77/8 MHz, 20 MB hard drive, CGA monitor, MS-DOS 3.something.

Boy, was I in awe ... it opened up a whole new world for me! Color! Subdirectories! Function keys! Bulletin boards! Structured QuickBASIC programming!
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19 Oct 2010   #64
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

ZX80 - The Good old days

Sinclair ZX80 - Hardware
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19 Oct 2010   #65
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sinclair spectrum back in 82.



played games and learned how to program basic.

ah, those were the days, when you had to type your own programs in...
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19 Oct 2010   #66
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Isn't that the one, you could turn around if you forgot your eraser ?
I still remember hacking in pages over pages in hex code. Even take a program written for a different model and adapt it.

-DG
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19 Oct 2010   #67
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Commodore Vic 20 with a cassette tape drive - It had some great games including some text adventure games we had to program prior to playing.

Radar Ratrace
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19 Oct 2010   #68
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

My first "PC" was a Commodore VIC 20. I used it for games and on line with "Qlink" (which later morphed to AOL). My screen name on Qlink was "fireberd" the same as I use today.
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19 Oct 2010   #69
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snerd View Post
I got a Packard Hell (Bell) in 1995 it had 8mb mem and a 420mb hard drive. It looked pretty much like this one.................


i HAD THE SAME TYPE OF SET UP HERE MINE WAS A PACKARD BELL 133MHZ 8 MB OF RAM AND LIKE A 8 GIG HARD DRIVE WAS ABLE TO UPGRADE IT TO 200MHZ MAXED OUT RAM AT 32 MB AND BACK THEN I WAS USING WIN 95 HELL I THOUGHT I WAS FLYING NOT TO MENTION IT CAME WITH AOL 2.5 HAHAHA AND IE ADDITIAL BROWSER WAS NETSCAPE OHHH HOW I MISSED NETSCAPE
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21 Oct 2010   #70
snerd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snerd View Post
I got a Packard Hell (Bell) in 1995 it had 8mb mem and a 420mb hard drive. It looked pretty much like this one.................


Oh yeah.............. it was running Windows 3.11
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