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Old 12-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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I have often wondered this especially lately with seeing someone going back to 95.

I have been a Win98se lover for MANY YEARS and am just wondering whats different?

Is it the CPU just isnt as fast as it in in 98/98se? Not as much ram,etc??

I guess what im wondering is,could someone get Win95 to be as good as 98se is? (As far as CPU speed,ram,etc) I assume yes they could come close......

I hear 95 doesnt have USB support so you would have to add your own USB to get online with it.... I started with Windows on 95 and it was OK but when i got 98se i really loved it!!

And stilll do (I think its the BEST win release they ever came out with)

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Win 98 is the improved version of win 95, same basic build kind of like Vista and Win7.

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Ah thank you for that my friend
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Windows 95 and 98 are operating systems so comparisons of CPU speed are meaningless. Windows 95 would run with a 80386 CPU while Windows 98 required a 80486. Of course both are hopelessly obsolete by modern standards. Windows 95 supported a maximum of about 512 MB RAM while that was doubled for Windows 98. Neither can manage such "large" amounts of RAM as efficiently as the NT platform.

Windows 98 added many features that were not supported in Win 95. This included support for hardware that did not exist when Win 95 was released. Win 98 support for Plug & Play was much better. Win 98 was a larger, more modern OS, just as Vista is over XP. This is not the place to comment on Vista's problems.

You should understand that the entire 9x series was designed only as a bridge between the 16 bit and 32 bit operating systems. That is it was to have 100% compatibility with old 16 bit DOS and Windows applications and also support the new 32 bit applications, including most designed for NT. NT would only run well behaved 16 bit applications, and there were many that were not. This hybrid design created many issues that cannot be solved.
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Win 95B & C support USB.

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Ah ok,then it IS possible to succesfully use 95b/c online then......

I started with Win95 but i dont know which build (a,b,c)


I have seen ppl say Win3.1 can get online,must have been thru dialup as NO usb support obviously.....

Interesting for sure!
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Copied from Windows 95 Installation disc August 1995:
Internet.txt Provides information to help you connect to
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Any version of Windows 95 or even Windows 3.1 can access the Internet without dial-up or USB.. All you need is a network card with the necessary drivers and a compatible web browser. Of course such an old browser will not work properly with many web sites. Even DOS can access the Internet with a suitable network card and browser. Note that by DOS I mean the operating system, not the command line.
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Of course the issue one could encounter is that many websites won't run properly, if at all, on the old browsers supported by those operating systems.
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Its all quite interesting!!!

I notice your custom title says 'Microsoft Support' do you actually work for MS??

If so,could you please tell them how much i love 98se??


Thank you my friends!!
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They do not work for Microsoft, this forum is called Microsoft Support

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