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Which Windows OS is better for retro computing?


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  1. 1. Which OS?

    • Windows 3
    • Windows 95
    • Windows 98 or 98SE
    • Windows ME
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP

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DOS 7.0 and 7.1 come integrated when you install 95 or 98, and are also used for their boot disks. If you really want to, you can hack it to install separately, and there are even hacks to get Win 3.x to run in it.


ME and XP can make you boot disks with 8.0 on them.


I knew they came with Windows 9x, but I was unaware / curious if they were released separately. It appears as though there is an ISO out there, but don't see anything about it being an official release outside of coming with Windows 9x. Apparently though, the big difference is support for larger drives... and FAT32 for 7.10... which is cool.

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6.22 was the last official from MS. IBM forked it sometime between 5 and 6, releasing 5.02, 6.1, 6.3, 7.0 and a sub-point reversion of 7.0, mostly keeping up with Microsoft's changes. (Microsoft also kept up with IBM's changes; for example Interlnk, which first appeared in MS-DOS in version 6, had already appeared in PC DOS 5.02.)


MS-DOS 7.0 and 7.1 are unofficial hacks.


I seem to recall that IBM released a PC DOS 2000, that among other things, was Y2K compliant...




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