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Hardcore Windows

When it's not enough to start up and shut down, load up one's favorite pasttime game, or show off a desktop theme, Hardcore Windows is here to show you old school Windows in a new light. Comprised of three different video series, this ought to give you new ideas on what you can do with the "obsolete" hardware and software you have on hand.

Video collection: Watch Hardcore Windows on Razorback

This online hub provides written commentary and additional insight into the production of these videos.

Hardcore Windows 95

August 21st, 2015 - September 12th, 2015

  1. Transferrring Files through Parallel and Infrared Ports
  2. Installing Windows 95 using a Network Client Startup Disk
  3. Quake on Voodoo2 12MB + Pentium 133
  4. The Sophisticated Windows 95 Help Feature
  5. Windows 95 Going on the Internet
  6. Exploring the Windows 95 CD-ROM
  7. Remote Desktop Connection from Windows 95 to Windows 10

Hardcore Windows NT

March 24th, 2016 - April 28th, 2016

  1. Installing the Primary Domain Controller
  2. Tape Backup and Power Off after Shutdown
  3. Network Install of Microsoft Office 95
  4. Windows NT 4.0 on a Laptop using Remote Access Service
  5. Two Quantum Bigfoot Hard Drives in a Striped RAID
  6. IIS 2.0 Web and FTP Services
  7. Networking with Multiple Operating Systems

Hardcore Windows 98

August 16th, 2017

November 15th, 2018 - February 8th, 2019

  1. Automated Installation to Six Computers over PXE
  2. Using Windows 98 as a Server
  3. Multiplayer Gaming over Infrared
  4. Tape Backup, FAT32 Conversion, Downgrading, and Other Things
  5. A Very Important NetMeeting
  6. Working with Six CRT Monitors
  7. Windows 98 on a Ryzen 7 2700

Hardcore Windows XP

October 25th, 2021

Epilogue: Sunfish

December 31st, 2021

  1. Departure
  2. Unused Materials
  3. Aftermath

Razorback Extras

December 26th, 2022 - December 30th, 2022