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  • Which Windows to use? Win 95.98, ME or 2K?

    I am about to install the opeating system on Mk2 of my mp3 player and wondered what everyone recommends as the best option?
    Mk1 had Win95 but as I have copies of all Windows versions i'm sort of spoilt for choice!

    Reply soon - I'd like to get it up and running as soon as possible!
    Best regards,

    Darren Thrower
    http://www.percyt.com/mp3player.htm

  • #2
    i use 95 just because its fast. i would rule out 2k just because its cool for home use due to stability, but it would be slow to boot and shutdown for the car. 98 would also be a good alternative especially if you are playing dvd's, and ME would be too since ive heard its fast. i guess alot of it is just personal preference.
    2004 F-150
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    • #3
      i use ME in mine because it has a fast boot time. 95 would probably boot pretty quickly too and i would recommend it if your system specs (especially ram) are kinda low. but if you have enough ram and your specs are pretty good, i would go with ME.
      ghetto suitcase player: http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/nipkick

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      • #4
        Im running 98..... quick to boot (with 98lite) and is a bit more stable than 95 I reckon. Win2K would be great from a stability point of view, but it boots soooooo slow!!!
        Project - GAME OVER :(

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        • #5
          95 if your specs are small and you dont care to much about networking

          if you plan to use a network card i would go with win98 simply because its abit more stable and the network works better and more stable in win98. (win95 has this thing about finding other computers on the network)

          And then relive it of as much of the standart config, ie using the 98lite recommended above

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          • #6
            my desktop takes 6 minutes to boot 98.

            is that bad?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by darkwingduck:
              <STRONG>95 if your specs are small and you dont care to much about networking

              if you plan to use a network card i would go with win98 simply because its abit more stable and the network works better and more stable in win98. (win95 has this thing about finding other computers on the network)

              And then relive it of as much of the standart config, ie using the 98lite recommended above</STRONG>
              my networking is fine. but you are right about finding other computers. it gets slow sometimes and takes 5-10sec. to find other computers, even with a switch. what ive done though is make a shortcut in network neighborhood (this was in win 2k) to my mp3car and it instantly finds it. 98lite is a great choice though, or at least from what ive heard. i know ive considered using it.
              2004 F-150
              Shuttle XPC, 80gig HD, Wireless Internet, DVD
              "How piMP3d is your ride??"

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              • #8
                WinME all the way.... Put it like this. If u are into multimedia and more then WinME all the way. 95 if u don't need all that. Win98/NT/2k should not be considered at all.
                abcd-1
                Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
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                • #9
                  This has been covered many, many times before. YOu can use the search feature to locate past threads containing the info you need.

                  wizardPC: Sounds like your machine is waiting for an IP address. Either remove TCP/IP, or if that is not an option statically assign one (as long as your network supports it).
                  Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
                  Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
                  "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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                  • #10
                    That's 4 minutes at the BIOS screen. I think it has to do with some problems I had putting in my new Western Digital Hard Drive. It's really a moot point now, because my new stuff is coming in today, and my sister (who has used a computer maybe 10 times in her life) is getting the slow one
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                    • #11
                      wizardPC - In your BIOS, are the IDE drives "hard coded", or do you have them set to "Auto" discovery? Hard coding is the "faster" method.
                      ~m
                      (I hope that was clear enough...???)
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                      • #12
                        I dont understand why everyone is ruling out win2k..anyone ever heard of hibernate? it takes whatever is in your memory and copies it to the hard drive...this makes the boot extremely fast...i have an Athlon 500 with 128 mb ram and my boot time when using hibernate is just under 35 seconds. For the stability that win2k provides, I say it is well worth it.

                        -bmxer
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                        • #13
                          win me has hibernation too.
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                          • #14
                            Does w2k do S3 STR (Suspend to RAM) ?
                            Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
                            Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wizardPC:
                              <STRONG>my desktop takes 6 minutes to boot 98.

                              is that bad?</STRONG>
                              oh yer..... what you running?

                              ive got my win98 booting in 22secs from power up.... and the install takes about 24MB on the hdd.
                              Project - GAME OVER :(

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