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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #90 on: May 06, 2009, 01:36:47 AM »
    U can't change W95 to W98 directly. If W97 to W98, its OK. Clean installation is the best way i think..

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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #91 on: May 06, 2009, 01:41:30 AM »
    there is no windows 97...


    And you CAN.

    Windows 98 can be upgraded directly over Windows 95 or windows 3.1. I've done it, so don't try to debate otherwise.
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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #92 on: May 06, 2009, 01:46:24 AM »
    Windows 97. The forgotten version. ::)

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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #93 on: May 06, 2009, 01:56:23 AM »
    not really, the original post:

    here it says they ran it on a 486. complete lie.

    Yeah, here's an interesting article about some guys who tried to push the minimum requirements for XP. They did manage to get it work with a Pentium Overdrive, but never managed on a 486 alone.

    http://winhistory.de/more/386/xpmini_eng.htm

    there is no windows 97...

    Actually, there was. Originally, Windows 98 was to be Windows 97 (since its release was expected in 97 and not 98). While it was never publicly released, it did exist. A copy of an early version of Windows 97 was somehow leaked and floating around the pirate markets here in Asia. Originally codenamed Windows Nashville, it was also known as Windows 96 for a time (as it was originally to be released as an upgrade to 95 available in 1996).

    -=EDIT=-
    Managed to find an old news article on it.
    http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/16633/windows-97-in-beta.html

    And another:
    http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/16639/windows-97-alpha-released-no-active-themes.html
    « Last Edit: May 06, 2009, 02:08:30 AM by quaxo »

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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #94 on: May 06, 2009, 02:06:40 AM »
    wait a second- windows 98 was memphis...  ???
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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #95 on: May 06, 2009, 02:19:15 AM »
    wait a second- windows 98 was memphis...  ???

    Right, it was changed to Memphis when the release of 97 was scrapped, redeveloped, and finally released in 1998 as Windows 98. It would be my guess that the version on the pirated markets here was more or less 95 with the 97 beta upgrade. I've never found any clear explanation of exactly what the plan was or why 97 got scrapped. However, a lot of the planned features for 97, like Active Desktop, finally went into 98. There are a lot of stories out there about how all of this went down, hard to tell which are accurate though.

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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #96 on: May 06, 2009, 02:35:55 AM »
    After a bit more digging, seems I need to correct myself.

    Nashville was to be Windows 96. This is the version that was canceled.

    Memphis was to be Windows 97, but the release date was pushed into 1998, therefore the name was changed.

    As to the version on the pirate markets, while labeled 97, it's unclear if those were modded 95 versions with the 96 upgrade or early versions of 98 when it was still called 97. As I don't have a copy of it, I can't look at it and see.

    I did see a few days ago that Windows 7 RC is already on the pirate market though. That was fast. But that's how that stuff goes over here.

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    Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
    « Reply #97 on: May 06, 2009, 02:50:15 AM »
    whew, I was confused there.

    a lot of MSDN articles from as early as late 96 were referring to "memphis".

    I remember seeing some scattered references to "nashville" but never really considered what it was.
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      Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
      « Reply #98 on: May 06, 2009, 06:13:22 AM »
      wait a second- windows 98 was memphis...  ???

      And Windows ME was Knoxville   :D


      It's a joke:

      Somebody else wrote "Hey, we don't talk about your motherboard!" In Hispanic cultures people, especially teenagers, often trade insults about each other's mothers. A "placa madre" is a motherboard in Spanish. "Y tu mama también" is a teen expression common in Mexico which means "and your mama also". It is also the title of a well known Mexican film starring Gael Garcia Bernal. I combined the 2 phrases.

      So its basically Ditto in Spanish?
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      « Reply #99 on: May 06, 2009, 10:06:54 AM »
      So its basically Ditto in Spanish?

      It works like this: someone says "You suck!" or the equivalent, (either in fun or seriously), and you say "And so does your mother!"

      There is a whole genre of "Yo mama" insults that Americans know about.

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        Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
        « Reply #100 on: May 06, 2009, 10:07:31 AM »
         ::)  that was an old fad.
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        Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
        « Reply #101 on: May 06, 2009, 10:40:54 AM »
        ...but quite alive and well in some circles.   ::)


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          Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
          « Reply #102 on: May 06, 2009, 11:07:28 AM »
          its like saing that the 70 will come back.
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            Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
            « Reply #103 on: May 06, 2009, 11:12:06 AM »
            It works like this: someone says "You suck!" or the equivalent, (either in fun or seriously), and you say "And so does your mother!"

            There is a whole genre of "Yo mama" insults that Americans know about.


            Ahh..I'll keep that in mind.

            But anywho, the question for the original intent of this topic was answered earlier so we should lock it or again like Patio said "Let it die naturally"  ;)
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              Re: WIN 95 UPGRADE
              « Reply #104 on: May 06, 2009, 11:19:29 AM »
              That we should.
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              If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres