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    Red LEDs were the first ones, and the only ones...

    Red LEDs were the first ones, and the only ones for quite a while.

    I remember Tandy selling standard-looking 7-segment displays, but instead of being a LED it had tiny light-globe filaments.
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    I get worried if it goes over 50C. Last week I...

    I get worried if it goes over 50C. Last week I started refurbishing my i7-2600 which had recently started crashing and rebooting by itself, or sometimes refusing to start, with error beeps.
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    Electrolytics, especially low-value ones (like...

    Electrolytics, especially low-value ones (like yours) are probably the most unreliable component in modern consumer gear. It's the most common reason why things just fail for no apparent reason, and...
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    The reset pin needs a low pulse at start,...

    The reset pin needs a low pulse at start, followed by high thereafter.

    The low pulse is generally done by having a resistor to 5v and a capacitor to ground. Because the capacitor takes a little...
  5. Question about Hawthorne TinyGiant HT68K computer

    Not sure if anyone still has one of these that works, but...

    If it is powered on with a boot disk in the drive, it will boot the disk. No problem.

    What happens if there's a non-boot disk in the...
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    It depends on the soundcard. Older cards had all...

    It depends on the soundcard. Older cards had all the support in hardware, but when windows came along, half it was moved into software as part of windows.

    So a real SB Pro, SB 16, AWE32 or AWE64...
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    Moderator, can you close this? This childish...

    Moderator, can you close this?

    This childish bickering is not what I had in mind when I created the thread.

    If I have more questions I'll start a new one.
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    When WinME came out it was referred as the bug...

    When WinME came out it was referred as the bug masquerading as an OS, because it was so problematic. However, because of that, I never got a chance to play with it, sadly.

    I use Win98SE as my...
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    Yeah, I've used a unix-based boot CD (or floppy)...

    Yeah, I've used a unix-based boot CD (or floppy) to clear the password. This program works on any windows NT,W2K,XP and later. My advice is to reset the Administrator password and set it to blank...
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    Yes, that's what happens on my Win98SE too. You...

    Yes, that's what happens on my Win98SE too. You get a normal-looking windows update page (the url is the v6 server, but with a v4 part at the end of the link). It asks to update something, and then...
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    I'm not sure if you guys are saying there's no...

    I'm not sure if you guys are saying there's no updates left to be had, or you can't visit the update site via windows updates.

    If it's the latter, I can assure you that updates are certainly...
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    Probably not much help to you, but I looked in...

    Probably not much help to you, but I looked in the MAME source, and they have a CP/M variant of the nascom2 called "nascom2c". It has special CP/M bios roms. I tried it out, it asks for a disk to be...
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    Well, I decided to find out if my old 25MHz 386...

    Well, I decided to find out if my old 25MHz 386 computer could be connected to the network. It was already running Windows for Workgroups 3.11, so I decided to do the networking via windows.

    First...
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    A recent experiment with Windows 98 now reveal...

    A recent experiment with Windows 98 now reveal that it's possible to access the windows updates site, but after it does the Active-X stuff, it comes back with an error. Maybe some windows update...
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    According to the notes in Mame, the terminal...

    According to the notes in Mame, the terminal should be set up for 9600 baud, 7e1.

    Once the system is powered, you must press Space, then you'll see the start-up text.

    EXPLORER-85 VER 1.4...
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    Novell networking was pretty good in the LAN. It...

    Novell networking was pretty good in the LAN. It used IPX which is many times faster than TCP/IP, and the memory requirements were modest too. It was utterly hopeless over the WAN though (as in,...
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    Actually you both are half-right, half-wrong. ...

    Actually you both are half-right, half-wrong.

    Characters 0-127 are in the character rom and cannot be changed.
    Characters 128-191 are called Standard Graphics and are defined in ROM, and copied...
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    Some of the machines I had to work with in the...

    Some of the machines I had to work with in the day only had about 57k available before putting anything in high memory. TCPIP was usually between 40 and 50K by itself. You're lucky that your machine...
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    I probably would have applied the security...

    I probably would have applied the security updates and so on, because that doesn't too long to do. Leave out all the .NET stuff unless you actually need it - that's the part that takes forever.
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    Ah, so it's more the case that you cannot get...

    Ah, so it's more the case that you cannot get updates without activation, and you cannot get activated without the updates. Chicken & egg situation.

    At least SP3 isn't a problem, it's just the...
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    Make sure that copy of XP doesn't need to be...

    Make sure that copy of XP doesn't need to be activated afterward (online or phone), because, as far as I know, that facility is no longer available. Microsoft certainly doesn't want XP to keep living.
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    I'd probably prefer setting up networking in DOS,...

    I'd probably prefer setting up networking in DOS, due to the convenience of having it there all the time. However some of the files, particularly TCP/IP, took a lot of memory. The other huge problem...
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    Probably depends on what protocols you want to...

    Probably depends on what protocols you want to use. Windows has the main ones of the time covered (IPX, NetBUEI, TCP/IP), so I doubt you'd need anything else, unless you want to network DOOM or some...
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    Since you're familiar with MS-DOS, you'll find...

    Since you're familiar with MS-DOS, you'll find CP/M isn't really that difficult. Firstly, filenames are 8.3, same as DOS. No long filenames. No subdirectories. ? and * have the same meanings as in...
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    Cabinet, drawer, report - that's correct. In the...

    Cabinet, drawer, report - that's correct. In the old days they were called Mode, Type, RID. The system was written in assembler for the old Unisys 1100/2200 mainframes, but ported to C when it was...
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