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    Usb Hardware

    Is it the system bios or OS that recognizes the USB hardware? Is there any way to download a patch/driver that would allow usb hardware to be recognized by win 95?

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    Back in the day, there was but I'm not sure you'd be able to easily find it on the net these days. What you probably need is to upgrade your Windows 95 version to Windows 95B aka Windows 95 OSR2 and then I think you need a USB patch on top of that.

    I know back in the day it was a free download on Microsoft's website but I'm pretty sure they've taken it down. However, you might still be able to find it some place else on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    I know back in the day it was a free download on Microsoft's website but I'm pretty sure they've taken it down. However, you might still be able to find it some place else on the internet.
    Just an add to that. Microsoft only support their software for 5 years. i.e windows 2000 support ends this year so 95 would not be supported on their website. It used to be 7 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wabirdman
    Just an add to that. Microsoft only support their software for 5 years. i.e windows 2000 support ends this year so 95 would not be supported on their website. It used to be 7 years.

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    Yeah, but MS extended their support for Win 98 and ME until 2006 to give everyone a chance to upgrade. I dont know about Win 95 though.

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    Microsoft just wants to keep ripping people off their $200 or so it is to buy the eer so wonderfull Windows Xp. Ughhh. Just go get a cracked version of Windows, or even another OS.

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    Cracked software isnt exactly the way to go about getting decent software. If you obtain and use software which doesnt have a COA, then you are in effect ripping off that company who has made it. I know that M$ have made billions off the backs of normal people and businesses, but they have worked dam hard in the past, and afterall, I wonder where we would be if they didn't exist.

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    Plus suggesting someone just use pirated software is against the rules Chris. Please keep that in mind in the future.
    Last edited by oracleguy; 04-11-2005 at 11:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    Plus suggesting some just used pirated software is against the rules Chris.
    Exactly.

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    if you want a truely 'free' upgrade try the penguin flavor of computing.

    hours of fun!!
    http://fedora.redhat.com/download/

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    of course your not trying to get USB2 equipment to work in a USB1 socket

    are you?
    Last edited by chud_wallice; 04-12-2005 at 01:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chud_wallice
    if you want a truely 'free' upgrade try the penguin flavor of computing.

    hours of fun!!
    http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
    Dan right - as well as being a great desktop OS, Linux is a solid, reliable and proven server OS, which makes me want to put a linux server in my bedroom sooner than I was originally going to

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    Indeed FC3 surely is fantastic.

    But you'll find it hard to convert people who have no experience of *nix what-so-ever to switch from Windows as that's all they've ever known and understandable really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auriga
    Indeed FC3 surely is fantastic.

    But you'll find it hard to convert people who have no experience of *nix what-so-ever to switch from Windows as that's all they've ever known and understandable really.
    It's like taking someone who's lived all his life in the country, transfering him to a busy town like NY or v versa. All he would wish for was to get back to the country... unless of couse he has a genuine interest in making the change.
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    lol..People are just scared of switching from windows because they have spent sooo long on it, and have experience with windows rather than linux. Linux is a really different kettle of fish compared to windows

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    reasons to try fc3....

    1. free download and updates.
    2. has working 64 bit versions (yehay!)
    3. quicker and simpler install than windows. (no really)
    4. includes YOUR choice of office suite, image editor and other software
    5. apache!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i have installed fc3 on several different sets of hardware and never even had a usb recognition problem.. microsoft wireless kboard n mouse plugged and played too. they mentioned Mac support on the box but nothing about Linux...

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    I am going to try it - but I'll wait until I got my desktop pc working again..because I dont want to leave my laptop on for hours downloading over 1.5GB worth of stuff (3 x 550MB iso)


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