Gateway 2000 Handbook 486 question

From: Rob O'Donnell <>
Date: Wed Feb 19 16:21:00 2003

At 00:49 19/02/2003 -0500, Chad Fernandez wrote:

>Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
>>The first version of 95 wasn't called anything other than "Windows 95".
>>The SECOND version of 95 was called "OSR1"!
>I thought OSr1 was the first version. I've only ever heard of OSr1, 2,
>and 2.5. I didn't think USB support was included until 2.5

There were at least four versions of Win95, characterised by the version
number on an installed system having nothing, or an A, B, or C after
it. Each added more features and more system requirements. There were
also various OEM-customised options, not to mention the foreign language,
upgrade, and floppy-disc versions!

I've got W95 (original version) installed quite happily on 486-sx machines
with ~4Mb RAM and <200Mb hard discs, do a custom install and de-select
almost everything, then go back in after and delete most of the rest too! I
(used to) use those just as terminal-server clients.

As an aside (and probably OT) I got given a dropped Celeron laptop
yesterday; lid hinges smashed (fixable if not pretty) and dead IDE
interface, but it'll boot off floppy/cd. Next project (when I have time)
is to work out how to make a boot-cd that'll unzip windows into RAMdisc, or
rather, how to create and zip up a windows that'll already be set up for a
machine I don't have another example of.. maybe I'll just network-boot it..

Received on Wed Feb 19 2003 - 16:21:00 GMT

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