I have a desktop and a laptop both running Windows 7. I have Windows 7 set up to pretty much be a clone of Windows 2000. Classis Start Menu, and all visual themse turned off. I even have the light blue solid desktop color.
I used the ESU hack to get on that train so I have 3 more years with these bad boys. When that gravy train ends I'll be jumping to a Linux Distro and trying to get good at the seamless VM thing to run windows programs on it. I wil never use Windows 10 as long as it is anything like it's current version. No exagerration, I owned some MSFT Stock and I sold it when Windows 10 came out, thats how bad I think that product is.
My main rig is a i7 4790k, with 32gb ram and NVIDIA GTX 970. It's getting old now, but still does the job. I also have a Compaq desktop with a Pentium 3 inside, but the previous owner was a dolt and it got damaged in transit - will repair it when I can. I also have a HP Pro 3010 MT with 4gb ram, XP/Win2K dual boot on that.
I have multiple other systems as well, most of them needing new OS installs. Nearly all of them are early 2010s Optiplexs, but I also have a HP dx5150 which I hope to install Win98; it has 512 ram and AMD Sempron 3200, so it seems like it seems doable, on paper at least.
Last Edit: May 15, 2020 17:53:49 GMT -8 by clasurol
Post by MisterXiado on Jun 2, 2020 16:11:17 GMT -8
Running Windows 3.11 on a desktop-case 486 DX2 66, Windows 95 on a Pentium MMX 166, Windows 98 on an AMD K6-2 300, Windows 7 on a Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz system. I'm dragging my feet on replacing the main capacitors on a Pentium 4 board that seems to have capacitor plague. If and when I get it going, I want to put Win2K on it, but I'm not allergic to WinXP. I have another 486 in dire need of parts, and a Pentium in need of DALLAS RTC surgery. I have the parts, tools, and supplies, but not the motivation.
soapmusic27: I have made us a Discord channel: discord.gg/9jtudv Also created a thread about it. I never knew what the Win10 2004 searchbar issue was until just now. For some reason, I am running 2004 with classic theme and the searchbar is unaffected
Sept 24, 2020 20:54:21 GMT -8
Splitwirez: Apparently the Windows XP source code has leaked. Keep your distance, folks.
Sept 25, 2020 0:41:12 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Splitwirez It was? Which Service Pack? To all people, don't use it for making Windows more Classic. Edit: It's SP1 I can tell, and any Windows NT OS older than XP was also leaked. Edit 2: Bits of Windows 10 source code have also been leaked.
Sept 25, 2020 5:36:43 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Well i'm even more scared when 7's will get spilled out on the internet.
Sept 25, 2020 5:38:56 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi Oh no, not 7 or Vista. At least people can find a way to get Windows 10 drivers on 7 and still supply security updates, but still it's going to be illegal.
Sept 25, 2020 5:41:12 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Ah, well I will probably switch to 10 and setup Classic Theme or go to Linux pretty soon.
Sept 25, 2020 5:45:12 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi That's not even all of it, Windows CE 3-7, Server 2003, and MS-DOS 3.30 and 6, as well as original Xbox source code have been leaked as well. Bits of Xbox one source code have also been leaked.
Sept 25, 2020 6:22:35 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Oh lord, this is the gigaleak like Nintendo but not really.
Sept 25, 2020 6:25:31 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi I also saw a tiny bit of Windows 7 source code once too, but it's a tiny bit and not that important, from 2010. Can't tell if it's real or not.
Sept 25, 2020 6:26:55 GMT -8
Hayafumi: There goes another partition on my drive, gonna install either LTSC or LTSB on it.
Sept 25, 2020 13:58:39 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi LTSB 2016 is recommended, it supports Classic Theme and has longer support than LTSB 2015.
Sept 25, 2020 14:14:20 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Is kinda of a struggle for me to make Pre-1803 because I can't get everything to start up, but i'll try again.
Sept 25, 2020 15:17:48 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Once again, i'm really new on Classic Theme +8
Sept 25, 2020 15:18:04 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Also, is a struggle finding LTSB 2016.
Sept 25, 2020 19:55:42 GMT -8
Hayafumi: I'm just going with 8.1.
Sept 25, 2020 19:59:41 GMT -8