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Old 18-03-2006, 08:45 PM   #101
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Windows 95 can only handle up to 2gb! But, for old games, it works just fine k:

It had an on-board ESS audio like the laptop I had, and both Tyrian and Crusader were happy with it. I had both serial and ps2 mice, no that was never a problem for me, as well as both keyboards. The ESS was compatible with both Roland and Soundblaster, and I could make it play with both with the windows sound config system when I wanted to. Of course, most of the games I want to play sound more like midi on roland, and I like the more soundblasterish sounds instead of mutilated musical instrument sounds of midi LOL
Win 95 can only handle partition sizes up to 2 Gbi. It will handle disks which are larger than this provided that they are partitioned. Of the top of my head I cannot remember the absolute limit for disk drives in Win 95. It may well be 20Gbi.

I consider myself fortunate that my first computer (a Gateway P90) came with an ESS card, not one of the usual Soundblasters. At that time it had a better set of midi sounds than any of the other mass market sound cards and they still sound very good and often better than current cards. It too has a very wide range of compatibilities including the usual Soundblaster emulation (which sounds better than a native Soundblaster) and a really nice Adlib emulation which really sounds quite musical.
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Old 20-03-2006, 02:58 AM   #102
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No windows 95c and b can handle fat32 and can handle drives and aprtitons over 2gb to a max of 8 I think
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Old 23-03-2006, 11:36 PM   #103
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... windows 95c and b* can handle fat32 and can handle drives and aprtitons over 2gb to a max of 8 I think
There is great scope for confusion here.

FAT32 was introduced when Windows 95 OSR2 was released; I suspect that is what you mean by 95c.

95b only had FAT16 (ignoring diskette formats).
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Old 24-03-2006, 04:55 AM   #104
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I had b using a fat32 drive so the argument continues.
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Old 24-03-2006, 03:17 PM   #105
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I had b using a fat32 drive so the argument continues.
That is only possible if you had somehow obtained the OSR2 upgrade and had applied it to 95b. However, MS's policy was that the only way to get OSR2 was as part of a new system. However, it was placed on various warez sites and some dealers stretched the definition of "new system" and would supply it with any new hardware.

MS's stated reason for restricting its availability in this way was that they didn't want the inevitable high support load and bad feeling that would result as those with insufficient knowledge and experience proceeded to screw up their file systems during the upgrade.

I know all this because I tried and failed to get a legitimate copy of it myself. I still run 95b (or I did until I lost a critical sector on a disk) and have been stuck with FAT16 which is far from ideal.
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Old 24-03-2006, 06:04 PM   #106
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Come to think of it you arte right only new systems got 95b and osr2.0 since 95b was minior updates to a. My local dealer sold us our second computer running 95c he also secretly gave me a copy of 95c0sr 2.5 for buying a mouse so that I could update the old pc's old one I reformated and resinstalled one day when is was bored and but 95c on our old 486.
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Old 28-03-2006, 03:25 PM   #107
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I consider myself fortunate that my first computer (a Gateway P90) came with an ESS card, not one of the usual Soundblasters. At that time it had a better set of midi sounds than any of the other mass market sound cards and they still sound very good and often better than current cards. It too has a very wide range of compatibilities including the usual Soundblaster emulation (which sounds better than a native Soundblaster) and a really nice Adlib emulation which really sounds quite musical.
k: Aye. Had one in my first x86 too - in fact, it is the one I installed in my current oldscool machine - and got another with the machine that contributed the motherboard to the aforementioned construct.
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Old 28-03-2006, 07:09 PM   #108
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Lucky rembers second pc's onboard sound.
Note I do not remember anything about the first pc exept it was a 486 50mhz or 66mhz mabey. Even there imy memory is flakey.
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