Windows 98 On Ancient Laptop Faster Than My Brand New.....

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  1. Gromett

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    I have just been trying to reinstall some old laptops and came across one that was first powered up in 1999 with windows 98. Jeez it is fast.
    Word 97 loads up in a second or two. Which is faster than it does on my Dell XPS-13 which I have just spent WELL over £1000 for.

    I am tempted to keep that old laptop to do my word processing on :eek:
     
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    Fine as long as you don't plan to plug it into the interweb.
     
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    And there was me thinking you'd have stuck Linux Mint / Libre Office on it by now!
     
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    I once had an old car that did exactly the same :D.
     
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    i once had a old bird same thing :whistle:
     
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    Some say that Windows has been going downhill since 98 Second Edition :D
     
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    they just keep getting bigger, but not better,more demanding of memory etc bloatware just about covers it
     
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    That's what you get when companies employ coders using generators instead of real programmers Roger :D
     
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    I couldn't, it won't boot off USB and I don't have any blank CD's/DVD's.
     
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    Aw Graham! You've used the "G" word. Stand by for a Barney Rubble.
     
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    Not that type of "G", G.
    Regards, G
    :LOL:
     
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    I use an old Windows 95 machine for some of my quilt design work as it is reliable and runs Clarisworks. No USB or CD though - but that is okay as I need the patterns printed out!
     
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    I still have Windows 3.1, 98 and XP machines in the house for similar reasons - relics of when we had our family history business. We used to offer a service of converting files from old family history databases into Gedcom files so that they could be processed by more modern software packages.
     
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