this old computer that i found...

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  1. costill

    costill ...take fear from bats

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    so i was talking to my dad the other day and he said that he still had our family's old windows 95 computer and was going to get rid of it, so i told him i would take it since there were some old school projects and pics on it...so i took a stroll down memory lane :wtc:
    anyways, i'm not a computer expert by any means, but i would like to network it with my current computer so that i can retrieve some of the files/pics/etc. that i still want.
    info on the computer...
    manufacture date 10-96
    32.0 MB of ram and a 1.5 GB hard drive :mamoru: (win95 but was upgraded and i think has 98 on it now)
    8x cd rom drive
    floppy disk drive (which my computer doesn't have and it would prob take too many disks anyways to move the prob 500 MB of stuff i want to transfer.
    33.6 dial up modem

    do i have any options, could i set up a network between the 2 somehow?
    thanks
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    take the hdd out and use a usb external enclosure to copy files. or throw a cheap NIC in it.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Yeah, definitely get a USB enclosure for the HDD. Much easier that way.
     
  4. costill

    costill ...take fear from bats

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    NIC?
     
  5. costill

    costill ...take fear from bats

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    :o what do i need for this?
     
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    you need an external hard drive case, minus the hard drive disc.

    NIC = network interface controller, If you choose this route, you also need an ethernet "crossover" cable
    http://compnetworking.about.com/od/networkcables/g/bldef_crossover.htm

    Buying the NIC and crossover cable may give more uses to the computer as a whole. With a network card, you can experiment with it and turn it into a file server, print server, linux box, router, there are many things you can do. If you just take the hard drive out, you'll probably just end up tossing the whole PC.
     
  7. Sexual Vanilla

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    Why not use a simple flash drive and transfer what you want?

    *EDIT*
    I misread Windows 95 as Windows 98. Still, you may have some luck with certain flash drives.
     
  8. costill

    costill ...take fear from bats

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    this sounds like the way i want to go. i found some old games that will play on this machine, also i figured if i can learn a few things on the way, all the better.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Nah. Win95 doesn't support USB.
     
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    probably your best bet would be to install vista professional and turn on all of the flashy options. that'll run sweet.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    that is WRONG. But I expect no less from douchexaethera.

    Windows 95 OSR2.1 and later supported USB just fine.

    It was also available as a "windows update" for those that had a previous release.
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    So much hate. :wtc:
     
  14. trano

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    cant you take out the hdd and put it onto your computer?
     
  15. dorkultra

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    an 08 says the easiest and cheapest option :eek3:
     
  16. trouphaz

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    i'd put a cdr drive in it and burn the entire system to 2 cds and then throw the whole thing out. you could buy a much better system of of craigslist or something for $5. :)
     
  17. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    install AOL dialup, 30 day free trial, email the entire hard drive to yourself... then load it with tannerite and shoot it with a .50 cal.
     
  18. Mycophiles

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    We have a winner!!!


    go with the usb enclosure.




    btw.. that thing would be a pain in the ass to use for damn near anything other than a file server that can be shoved in a closet somewhere and forgot about.
     
  19. GooeyGus

    GooeyGus I has Laz0rz.

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    Winrar.
     
  20. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    I'd be surprised if that machine even has USB ports on it!
     

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