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Windows NT 3.51 (Build 854)

An updated release of Microsoft’s fledging new kernel, released in 1995. Install: Attempt 1 First I tried installing it the normal way, inserting a floppy disk and booting from it and have the CD-ROM mounted. First hurdle was towards the end, where the installer complained about not detecting a valid partition, despite the hard disk […]

Dell Dimension 1100

A low-end desktop system released by Dell in 2005, paired with a Pentium 4 and 512MB of RAM with onboard Intel graphics. Typically paired with a 15inch LCD monitor. Nothing really special about the system and there’s a distinct lack of Microsoft Works unless it was included in a separate CD. Typical Dell desktop background […]

Sony VAIO PCV-90 (86Box)

Another machine that’s supported by 86box and has a recovery CD available online A desktop PC with a Pentium 166Mhz (No MMX), 32MB of RAM (Although we will be giving it 128MB, the max amount), an 8X CD-ROM, floppy drive, and a 2.1GB HDD. The PCV-90 was a higher-end machine and featured the Pentium at […]

The Sims On Holiday

Or The Sims Vacation in simplified English The expansion is very similar to Hot Date in which many game mechanics were revamped. With a new social interaction system, revised user interface, and a new vacation island area with additional sub lots. Whilst Hot Date introduced the concept of sims leaving their lots to go downtown, […]

Packard Bell Bora Pro (86Box)

Another prebuilt system supported by 86Box that a restore disc is available for. From the looks of the software included this was intended to be a family PC, typically sold in computer stores of the era (PCWorld or Staples) The PC itself This motherboard featured onboard 3DFX Voodoo 3 graphics, along with the onboard audio. […]

eMachines eMonster 800

Another eMachines system, let’s have a look at what comes bundled… Install is as simple as always, simply boot and the recovery software will automatically partition the disk and action the recovery. Norton Ghost is the utility used to image the recovery media. After installing the VM rebooted into the Windows ME and began detecting […]

Gateway Tigereye (86Box)

Another OEM system, but this seems to be a motherboard that was used in multiple Gateway systems from around 1997. Motherboard appears to be based on an Intel design, might be a clone of an Intel board but with a Gateway customized BIOS. This was possibly used in various different models used throughout the late […]

Compaq Presario 700 (VMWare)

An early Windows XP era laptop released around 2002, not to be confused with the Presario C700 which was HP branded. Windows XP Home Edition was the operating system bundled with the restore CD Restore Process This one used a slightly different way of restoring the default image, and I believe this is due to […]

Windows 98 SE Beta

98Se was an updated released of Windows 98 operating system, similar to how Windows 95 received updated builds that introduced support for new technologies. (98SE extends it support for Plug and Play, especially with USB devices and shipped with a lot more USB drivers, allowing for these devices to be detected. Other changes was an […]

eMachines T2200

Product Information The Bliss wallpaper, with a touch of eMachines We all know eMachines, and have probably used an eMachines system at one point in our lives, known for being very affordable (Cheap) computer systems for first time buyers or for people who just need a basic system. Typically found at PCWorld or Currys, These […]

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