Bringing Windows 98 Into The Present, Is It Possible

     This video is about bringing Windows 98 into the present with update enhancements including running from a Compact Flash card with a compact flash to IDE adapter. Safe surfing the net and email and other Internet related things with a frugal install of Puppy Linux which installs in a Windows folder without partitioning your hard drive. Also an installed 98 system running 98 Unofficial Service Pack, 98SEME, and Revolutions Pack.

Software Links;
You will need to patch windows 98 to run with up to 4GB of ram. The extra ram makes Puppy Linux run better. Get Patchmem Here.

Get the unofficial Windows 98 service pack here
***Make sure you review the install instructions***

Get 98SE2ME service pack here.
*** For some reason my Win 10 PC flagged this as a threat but I think it was a false positive***
***Make sure you review the install instructions***

Get the Revolutions pack to change the look of 98 here.

If your Windows 98 sound hardware does not work in DOS with DOS games you need to install DOSBOX and run them from DOSBOX. To get DOSBOX to work in Windows 98 you need to put this in you Autoexec.bat file.
SET SDL_VIDEODRIVER=windib
You can install Puppy Linux by burning the ISO file to a CD. If you need to install it from a USB stick you need a program to burn it to USB such as ETCHER which you can get here.

If your PC is not able to boot from a USB stick then you can use PLOP boot manager by burning it to CD and it will enable you to boot from a USB stick. Get it here.

An inside view of a 1993 Vintage Epson Actionnote 4SLC33 Laptop Repair and the Technology Used

     A look inside of a vintage 1993 Epson Actionnote 4SLC/33 laptop which was resurrected from the dead. Specifications, prices, technology, and MSDOS 6.22, Windows 3.1 software that was used. Repair of the Dallas Real Time clock in which a instruction video can be found on YouTube.
Also a file of vintage hard drive setting from various manufactures up until the early 90’s called TheRef can be found here.

Dell Inspiron 8200

Watch as I turn an old Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop or any other into a retro gaming machine with Windows XP , Dosbox and all your old software using a fast Compact Flash card to replace a laptop’s IDE drive. Learn how with a Hitachi Microdrive driver replacement you can trick Windows XP in to seeing a Compact Flash card as a fixed disk so Windows XP can use a swap file and system restore on the Compact Flash.

Compaq Deskpro EP, 1998 Windows 95 PC, factory installed software

     A Compaq Deskpro EP factory Windows 95 factory software restored. 4.3gb hard drive, cdtom, Diamond viper V550 video card, Compaq Soundblaster 128, modem & 3com network card. This PC ran a hospital nurse call system 20 years without being shut down other than when I shut it down every few years to blow out the dust and replace the UPS battery. It ran faithfully  all those years never shutting down as it was connected to an emergency power generator circuit.

20 Years Of Computer History

     20 years of computer history, upgrading and tweaking on a shoestring budget 1980 to 2000. Many things that my friends and I experienced while having fun with the hobby including hardware, software, networks, etc. that may have been forgotten. We experimented and learned about computers from the Commodore 64, to x86 personal computers.