▒ SOME PREFACE WORDS …. Is it really possible? Read on to find out. Windows 200 is known for very fast performance, even compared to Windows XP and famous for absence of preinstalled bloatware. However, lack of drivers and software cripple system a bit. I was curious about ability to use this old operating system in 2022, maybe not as daily driver, but as a backup machine for secondary tasks.
Some really quick software lists with information on which version of application is a last one to run on Windows 98/2000/XP/7. Windows 98SE Gold Windows 98SE KeX Windows 2000 SP4 Windows XP SP3 As for Windows 7 SP2 ESU i maintain my personal list of trusted’n’latest software . Coz Seven is my daily driver system. So Windws 7 list will be constantly updated! Don’t forget about my dedicated WINDOWS 98/2000/XP/7 support page Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED: 2021-10-05 Some good old-school sites regarding ‘puters and technology. I will update this post when stumble upon something very cool. Razorback95 ► cool guy doing retro stuff DXZeff ► small vintage computer forum, also guy has pretty neat YT channel Retro revival blog ► excellent selection of vintage software Vogons forum ► the most important place for old school gamers Old-games.ru portal ► very vibrant old games Russian community
Quick breakdown of the most powerful AMD-based cards for legacy operating systems. X850XT PE ►WINDOWS 98 [official drivers / Omega drivers ] HD 3870 X 2 ►WINDOWS 2000 [official drivers plus some INF tinkering, will review that one later on] HD 5970 ►WINDOWS 2000 [Blackwingcat hacks ] R9 270X ►WINDOWS XP [official drivers ] 6900XT ►WINDOWS 7 [official drivers ] ◄ currently rocking on that one under Windows 7 wing.
UPDATED ON: 2022-05-31 Maintenance area for classic Windows 2000/XP/7. Even Windows 98 SE. Cool, huh? █ SERVICE PACKS Windows 7 SP2+ ESU by Simplix ► Russian site, but English version Windows XP SP4+ by Zone94 Windows 2000 Updates Catalog by Tomasz86 Windows 2000 SP5 by Gurgelmeyer Windows 98 SE SP3 by Problemchyld █ SYSTEM DRIVERS DirectX 9 June 2010 ► old school multimedia API, which sometimes is not present in modern OS distributions