OT: OT: OT: Re: Gateway 2000 Handbook 486 question

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Fri Feb 14 12:58:27 2003

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Marvin Johnston wrote:
> Win95 will load on almost anything with sufficient HD space and at least
> 4 MB of RAM. I was running Win95 on a 486SX-25 laptop with 4 MB of RAM
> but it did set new records for being S L O W !!! I've run it quite
> successfully though on a 486-100 w/ 16 MB of RAM ... more RAM is better
> :).
> Douglas Wood wrote:
> > I have a Gateway 2000 Handbook 486. Does any one know if Windows 95/98 will
> > load on it?

Win95 does require at least a 386SX. (with 4M RAM)

Win98 has similar requirements for RUNNING it, but the installation/setup
requires the presence of a math co-processor. Therefore, 386SX PLUS
387SX, or 386 + 387 , . . . or 486DX (rather than SX). Q:can you install
it with a math coprocessor, and then REMOVE the math coprocessor before
running it?

Since a 386SX is limited to a maximum of 16M of RAM, it might not be
possible to run some of the newer versions of Windoze.
Received on Fri Feb 14 2003 - 12:58:27 GMT

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