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Need a computer to run Windows 95

by beaker247 / September 11, 2009 2:47 AM PDT

Help! Where can I find old computers that work but have not been upgraded? I need an HP computer that will run Windows 95 (<600 mHz). We have an HP/Agilent lab instrument whose computer is dying (the second time)and cannot be upgraded because the Chemstation software we have will only run with Windows 95. Any help would be appreciated.
Please email me at shjones@ufl.edu, thanks.

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Re: windows 95
by Kees Bakker / September 11, 2009 2:53 AM PDT
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Windows 95
by beaker247 / September 11, 2009 3:04 AM PDT

We have an HP instrument in our lab whose software only runs on Windows 95. Newer software does not support our older HP/Agilent instrument. Looking for a used computer that will run Windows 95. I checked Ebay and Amazon already. An HP brand would be better, we think. Also, our IT guy said it needs to have a slower processor to run Windows 95, he gave the < 600 mHz speed. Maybe this is not true. We have our Chemstation and Windows 95 software on 3.5 floppies. All of the older computers I am finding have been upgraded to run Windows XP. I need one that is not upgraded. I would appreciate any help, feel free to email me at shjones@ufl.edu. Thanks!

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Re: Windows 95
by Kees Bakker / September 11, 2009 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 95

On www.marktplaats.nl (our biggest Dutch second hand site) I search for Windows 95 in the category desktop and find 3 PC's. One of them is a 75 Mhz Pentium 1. The others don't mention the CPU, but say they are running fine.

Care to come to the Netherlands, have a look, buy one of those (or all three, to have a spare one) and take them with you to your lab?

Kees

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Must it be HP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2009 3:15 AM PDT

As to where to find such machines. I've found them on street corners, thrift shops, FREECYCLE (google that), ebay, craigslist and my friends who will part with such freely.
Bob

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And I just installed 95 in a Virtual Box.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2009 3:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Must it be HP?

Your post is light on details but Windows 95 is running in Virtual Box (see google) just happy as can be.
Bob

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