PDA

View Full Version : Nt4



123456
05-31-2011, 11:52 PM
I just setup NT4 on my old PC (the PIII in my sig). After spending the day fixing around and fussing with programs and drivers, then optimizing it for performance ( http://arstechnica.com/tweak/nt/ helped a lot). Using Opera 9.64 as my primary browser and this is surprisingly usable. Flash 9.x works on NT4, never knew that! It's quite speedy, actually. Very light. Now, if NT4 only supported DirectX above 5.0... I do have 2000 and 98SE on this as well.

http://i.imgur.com/ZIyxf.jpg

PrntRhd
06-01-2011, 12:19 AM
NT is the core of 2000 and XP. It works, just does not do as much.
No USB support
Biggest issue I had was having to reinstall the SPs again after any major changes.

123456
06-01-2011, 12:45 AM
Aha! Look in my system tray, I got USB support! Works with flash drives and phones, cameras, etc.

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-nt/nt4-usb-fix/22296.html

LochLomonder
06-01-2011, 10:39 AM
NT4 was a decent business-oriented OS, although there were certain aspects which used to irk me to no end. For example, tracking down IRQ conflicts wasn't always the easiest on there. Whereas 98 would identify such conflicts, NT4 wouldn't and it would just be a case of pulling out cards to see what was what.

I think the biggest bugbear was when we ran Novell desktop clients as part of our NDS deployment. SP6 totally screwed up networked printing using Novell, but I wonder if that was partly by design on Microsoft's part :p

mjc
06-01-2011, 11:26 AM
I think the biggest bugbear was when we ran Novell desktop clients as part of our NDS deployment. SP6 totally screwed up networked printing using Novell, but I wonder if that was partly by design on Microsoft's part :p

Now why could you possibly think that?

MS would never do anything like THAT...:p

LochLomonder
06-01-2011, 11:46 AM
mjc,


Now why could you possibly think that?

MS would never do anything like THAT...

It's rare for me to enjoy a good belly laugh when reading the forum, but this happens to be one of those times. Oh, I'm sure it was just some testing oversight when MS were deploying SP6. I think they got over Novell's intrusion into their territory after they stole, ahem, I mean emulated NDS with their own Active Directory architecture :D

123456
06-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Might be worth checking out NT4 in a virtual machine. It's a great OS, really. Also, you can get FAT32 support (my installation is on a FAT32 drive anyways).

http://ashedel.chat.ru/fat32/

PhilXP
06-02-2011, 03:07 AM
I think the biggest bugbear was when we ran Novell desktop clients as part of our NDS deployment. SP6 totally screwed up networked printing using Novell, but I wonder if that was partly by design on Microsoft's part :p
I wouldn't be surprised if it was


This is from United States of America v. Microsoft Corporation Finding of fact

"Microsoft's refusal to respect the user's choice of default browser fulfilled Brad Chase's 1995 promise to make the use of any browser other than Internet Explorer on Windows "a jolting experience." By increasing the likelihood that using Navigator on Windows 98 would have unpleasant consequences for users."

123456
06-16-2011, 12:52 AM
So I take it no one else has an NT4 system around? :(

PhilXP
06-16-2011, 07:07 AM
I NT 4 on a computer with a 200mhz Pentium mmx 6gb hd and 128mb ram
I still have that computer and its functional. The reason I didn't list it on my Sig is that only computers I have setup in my room are listed.

123456
06-16-2011, 10:35 AM
Nice. Is it connected to the internet?

Cuc Tu
06-16-2011, 02:45 PM
I have an NT for workgroups set of floppies. I think I have an NT4 disc somewhere too, I'll have to look for it. I think I'd rather Win2000, which is also floating around - gee I hope I wrote the serial number on the disc...?

PhilXP
06-16-2011, 03:53 PM
It has a working 100mbs 3com network adapter .

I am currently working on a windows me virtual machine. Its for 32bt games that won't work on windows 7 or Xp. As for Dos games I have dos box.

123456
06-16-2011, 04:55 PM
98SE has the best compatibility for older non-DOS games.

awaj
06-16-2011, 05:02 PM
is there a good place to download the old OSes? I wouldn't mind playing around with some of them in a Virtual inviroment...

PhilXP
06-16-2011, 08:09 PM
The virtual machine is on my Desktop with the Celeron Duel Core

The game I was trying to make work was dungeon keeper 2. I couldn't get it to even start on windows ME.

On windows xp After some messing around with Compatibility settings I got it to work. The only issue is that the some of the sound is buggy. The game is still playable though. Since Dungeon keeper 2 in 1999.