Is it possible to mod this 9 yr old BIOS?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by bTuna, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. bTuna

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    You could try this method:

     
  3. Suicide Solution

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    If it doesnt work.,..a PC that old (Socket 7) ?, would be best suited for Windows 2000, and 256 ram.
     
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  5. bTuna

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    Thanks to all for the responses. I'll be able to get a hands-on look at the computer tonight.

    I had him download and use your VLK to OEM tool, 911medic, but I can't be sure whether it's not working on the system or if it was user error (I suspect the latter.)

    If that doesn't do it, I'll try zort's recommendation and try Yen's method.
     
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    #6 bTuna, Aug 15, 2009
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    Yeah, Win2K would likely perform better, but they want XP, which has been running fine on that old box with it's max 384MB RAM. It runs respectably, with all the animations and eye candy disabled and everything, as long as you're not trying to multitask...

    I'd like to just throw a nice lightweight Linux distro on it, but they've got Windows stuff for the kids to play with, so...
     
  7. nirofo

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    Before you resort to Linux try one of eXPeriences modded XP Pro versions, (just Google for eXPerience Tiny XP or Micro XP). I've installed various versions of his modded operating systems on computers going back to 1998, Pentium 200 and 128mb Ram, work fine, especially with portable applications.