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Does anyone know a site where I can find a "last hour", original iso from Windows 7?
I have original key, and i want an ISO that contains all updates, so i dont have to go find every update from the internet, and take any risks.

I want it on my HP Z210, without going online with it.
 
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Oh no. There's a bad cap on the lower right. It's got the classic dome-of-doom!
I didn't notice that. Hopefully it's not important. I did pull out the other old Dell last night (Inspiron 530), and installed Vista on it with the HD 4850. I can install XP on that too if I need to.
 
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Not gonna spoil more than a name for my potential upcoming project:

MSI.

Hints: green, 4x SDR.
 
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I got these from the market today all for £5 along with a 80GB IDE HDD.Does anyone know about the soundcard ? o_O I guess as it is going for £6 on eBaty ot can,t be much of a card.I think getting all that for a £5 poind is a bargin:)All though not tested yet.o_O

Hercules Game Surround Muse Lt PCI Sound Card 819 5058977 i can,t see a utube video on it.o_O



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The card pictured was a fairly good budget sound card for the day. It was better than onboard sound, but not as good as SoundBlaster offerings. Kinda inbetween. It did a good job for what it was and the price paid.

Have any of you had or got one of these?
I've seen one, it was a novelty and a nice one. Not greatly practical or useful though.

I found the driver download for it. Don't know anything about it though.
Muse LT - Hercules - Support website
Nice find!
 
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The card pictures was fair good budget sound card for the day. It was better than onboard sound, but not as good as SoundBlaster offerings. Kinda inbetween. It did a good job for what it was and the price paid.


I've seen one, it was a novelty and a nice one. Not greatly practical or useful though.


Nice find!

Thats what i thought a very basic card.I would have thought you would all have thought that the two Sapphire Vapor-X HD4890 Graphics Card 288-1E115-020SA HDMI VGA DVI-I DisplayPort that sound card and the 80gb was a very good deal for just £5 :clap:I certainly do.:)


How would you like to buy a fully new Windows 98 Pc well you can ,provoded you have loads of moneyo_O
custum built PC ,s with new stock. o_O


I have just done a speed test crystal Diskmark on Samsung Bar plus and shocked at the teribly results :(I bought them
from ebay see the scores below.:rockout:They have to be fake with scores like that :( They were in the packagine.I think i only have the packagine for one of them.:(The proce was a giveaway at less than £20 for two 128gb.I see one of them on amazon costs over £25.Have any of you neen caught out buying getting fake flash drives or sd cards?Why does the speed test take so long before it even starts? o_O
 

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hi all, here is my contribution to tpu nostalgic hardware. a quantum scsi ultra 80 lvd. still working this pci card are autodetecteable for windows in installation. from a compaq presario not a comon card. pci pnp , from my collection , very large pci card
 

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Youre getting a Dell! J/K. Check out this old beast I have (dell dimension 4100). Running XP and it works great, slow, but great.
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Here are another old piece of sweet gear. ATI FireGL.
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I just got this weird message from a Chinese seller on eBay ,
*Now it is served by chat robot.
Thanks for your kindly reply.
It is our honor to do business with you.
Anything I can do for you, please feel free to contact me.
You can reply "I need manual service" to ask the customer service girl to solve the problem for you.Usually they will reply you within 48 hours.If you can't wait, recovery robot.
from chatbot* ? o_O
 
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I just got this weird message from a Chinese seller on eBay ,
*Now it is served by chat robot.
Thanks for your kindly reply.
It is our honor to do business with you.
Anything I can do for you, please feel free to contact me.
You can reply "I need manual service" to ask the customer service girl to solve the problem for you.Usually they will reply you within 48 hours.If you can't wait, recovery robot.
from chatbot* ? o_O
I've had that same experience with a few sellers on Ebay. Ultra lame.
 
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  • Motherboard
  • GA-P55-UD3 £4
  • with upgraded X3450 £5
  • Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X OC 1 GB which must have cost £2 bearing in mind i git another one of thouse and a 80gb ide drive and the Hercules soundcard all for £5.:)
    4GB.Crucial RAM,off a Msi 775 board that cost £5 that i Failed to get to work.:(

  • The ssd card is an old one as you can see from the speed test.​

  • The Windows 7 pro disk came with the heavy old PC case i got for £5.:)It is only 32 bit though.:(

  • So i can say this one is done.:clap:

  • Now i will start on my other boards.:)



New from our old mate Phil.
. :)
I want to get Wndows ME on one of my Retro boards
 

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Open box BFG 9800 GTX+ (I remember having two or three in SLI at one point back in the day) lol

Sealed first Gen Core i7 975 Extreme Edition

Sealed AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ AM2

More to come!

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Worth while addition?
 

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Not only was that a solid GPU for the midrange sector, it was a very good version of that GPU. MSI did good work back then!
I’m thinking the same. I was always intrigued by MSI but hadn’t tried them until a bit later on. I’m trying to nab a 6800GT as well lol.
 
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Are you collecting? Or will you be using them for some retro gaming?
Collecting but both as well.

The retro gaming is easily done with an emulator so that’s not big of a deal. I just like the old hardware with original boxes. Super cool to have and look back when you have the storage space!
 
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WinME is easy to install. If you want some tips on making it run at it's very best, let me know when you're getting ready and I'll walk you through it.
I had nightmares literally with ME, need to reformat every week or so because its so unstable. This was way back then, I either downgrade to 98SE or upgrade to 2000.
 
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I had nightmares literally with ME, need to reformat every week or so because its so unstable.
I've heard about those horror stories. Only ever saw it once. It was a combination of misconfigured drivers and misconfigured Windows settings, both easily fixed if you were aware of the problem.
 
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I've heard about those horror stories. Only ever saw it once. It was a combination of misconfigured drivers and misconfigured Windows settings, both easily fixed if you were aware of the problem.
I was a teenager back then so idk whats the core problem of it, I try to restore via system restore (it was the first to have it iirc?) but its not working. You have any article/videos or something for me?
 
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I try to restore via system restore (it was the first to have it iirc?) but its not working.
Ironically, that was part of the problem. WinME's System Restore was broken and needed to be disabled right after install. The Network config also needed help. Then the chipset, network and display drivers required WDM versions for stability. VXD drivers could be used for other hardware, but it was best to use the WDM's if available.
 
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