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.
Saint Jimmy: hayafumi Not quite, as you'd end up having to replace many a component to get it to function (Explorer is fairly deeply ingrained in Windows's internals), at which point you may as well install 2000 and call it a day.
Jun 16, 2020 0:41:41 GMT -8
powerplayer: Hayafumi xwinshell kinda works nice if you use it to browse files
Jun 17, 2020 10:23:20 GMT -8
meow: I have made a tutorial on how to get centered title text in windows 7! It’s in the visual styles section.
Jun 19, 2020 10:25:56 GMT -8
meow: sihost.exe is garbage.
Jun 19, 2020 15:11:35 GMT -8