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Are Older Operating Systems Still Being Sold?  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Like Windows 95 or Dos 5.22 or previous?

Do the computers that supported them still exist?


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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
Do the computers that supported them still exist?

Got one in my garage gathering dust, you pay the postage you can have it if you want!



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Yes and no. For the consumer in the retail market the answer is no. Microsoft will only support the latest 2 revisions. Once Vista hits the shelves you will see support for Win2K go bye bye along with any chance of buying it if that chance hasn't passed already due to an end of sales point.

For vendors who use embedded OS in their products the answer is yes. I noticed that a bomb sniffer device being used by TSA in ATL last week was rebooting and showing a Windows98 (not even Second Edition) startup screen.



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User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Yes, but not through the official channels, check eBay.
Any standard PC offered today will accept DOS and earlier Windowses as the operating system. For many system chipsets, such as the later nVidia family, there'll be no driver support, but the system will run in a slower compatibility mode (win95).


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2876 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

I still use my computer with Windows 3.1 every so often, but I doubt you can find that software readily.


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
Do the computers that supported them still exist?

The high school that I graduated from earlier this year was still using Gateways 2000s, with Win95 on them. Due to the lack of funding from the state of Ohio, which itself is broke, I don't believe those things will be replaced anytime soon.


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
Do the computers that supported them still exist?

As far as I know, yes, the A.net servers do indeed still exist. Wink duck 



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