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win95 dilemna [Mar. 22nd, 2003|11:55 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I found eight win95 CDs in my junk CD collection.

Problem: they're all scratched to shit.

Solution: copy each one to disk and reconstruct a perfect image by statistical means.

Well, it sounds nice in theory. :-)

First one's done copying. Time to do the next one and hope they differ. (since the best looking one didn't work...)

Update: Found two images that were identical, so I'm good there. But now I don't have a Win95 product key. Totally forgot about that. Anybody want to give or sell me their old copy of Win95 cheap? If so, email me.... brad@danga.com. Thanks!

Update #2: Turns out I need Win98, not Win95... (goal is to get IE4) And not second edition.

Update #3: I now have Win2k Pro and Win98 running in VMWare, with IE 5.0 and IE 4.0, respectively. Thanks for the help!
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[User Picture]From: matte
2003-03-22 11:58 pm (UTC)
I have it on 15 floppies, not sure which way would be quicker. ;)
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[User Picture]From: film_girl
2003-03-23 12:17 am (UTC)
If you have original CD keys, you can always download Windows 95 off of Direct Connect...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-23 12:25 am (UTC)
Actually, I have a working image now, but no CD key.

I know I have it somewhere... gotta search around my house, or maybe I have it in a box at my parent's house still.

Man... I wanted to use Win95 tonight. :(
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-03-23 12:28 am (UTC)
wasn't the key structure so bad that ANY key back then worked, I mean an office key or a publisher key...yeah I think so...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-23 12:39 am (UTC)
Hell if I can find any of those CDs, though.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-03-23 12:52 am (UTC)

Re:

right on...you sound more disorganized than me...
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2003-03-23 01:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was a simple check-digit algorithm.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-03-23 01:40 am (UTC)

Re:

now it's all complicated...and validates online and stuff...
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[User Picture]From: film_girl
2003-03-23 06:33 am (UTC)

Re:

keygen?
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-03-23 03:04 am (UTC)

My family's Win95 box runs IE4, so you should be good if you can find IE4 on an old ISP promo CD or something. (I have tons, but maybe that's just a UK thing)

Win95 comes with IE2, or IE3 in later versions. It's fun to play with IE2 (based on Spyglass Mosaic) and see just how easily it crashes when confronted with most modern pages.

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From: evan
2003-03-23 11:04 am (UTC)

caveat emptor

W7XTC-2YWFB-K6BPT-GMHMV-B6FDY
is a warezed win98 se serial.
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