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Windows 95 on a Pentium 4, System Policy Editor, Remote Registry, FAT32 Converter

Created on November 07, 2022
Indexed on December 26, 2022 at 07:39 PM

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We're still going here! You'd be surprised to see just how far you can take Windows 95.

When the Pentium 4 released in late 2000, it was impossible to use Windows 95 with it for close to a full decade. In that time, if you needed to run Windows 9x on such fast hardware, your only options were Windows 98 or ME. But then a miraculous patch came along which finally got rid of that protection error resulting from running Windows 95 on such a fast CPU, finally allowing the operating system to realize its true potential!

The System Policy Editor was a program I glossed over in the sixth segment, but as it seems no one has bothered trying to cover it themselves, I may as well take that opportunity to demonstrate it here, only on Razorback. It's designed to restrict users from doing certain things, basically. You have to be mindful of the settings you choose, as you could end up with something you might not want. The help documentation should assist you in deciding the right policies you need for your network. Don't disable the "shut down" button, as it seems to make it impossible to log off.

One really interesting feature I had not really thought about until I saw it in the Windows 95 TrainCast is a service that can be installed to allow a computer's registry to be modified remotely. These days you'd probably just use RDP for the job, but such a protocol may not be feasible on very low spec systems, hence this exists.

When Blue Horizon got ahold of the next gold mine of VHS tapes, including five volumes of the Microsoft eXtreme series, a few things stuck out. I could talk about the absurdity of bringing a Barney doll to an arcade all day long, but the second volume is perhaps more questionable. FAT32 has been available in Windows 95 OSR2, but Windows 98 sells itself on being the only version to include a FAT32 converter, as if you can't get it on Windows 95. As it turns out, it's possible to force the FAT32 converter to work in Windows 95. Just take a version from some early Memphis build, then install an early IO.SYS from Memphis to get it to load the WinVer= value in MSDOS.SYS. Or, you could just hack CVT.EXE to bypass the WinVer check. I tried doing that, no luck. Windows 95D includes everything needed to get the FAT32 converter working under there.

In the same eXtreme volume, Microsoft claims Windows 98 runs programs about 36% faster than Windows 95, but my tests point to the contrary. It's claimed that Windows 98's disk defragmenter was improved to make the program launch speeds faster, but I have reason to believe Windows 95's official tests were sabotaged with both the clunky desktop update and a heavily fragmented partition. Oh, and some kid appears somewhere in the video for no real reason. I don't know who that is, just threw that in as more of a dumb joke.

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UNIX32 - January 11, 2023 at 08:48 AM

Isn't that the same computer you had in the video titled bass LAN party.

SuperVitu64 - December 27, 2022 at 12:27 PM

"You can't run Windows 7 on a Ryzen!!!!!!"

flatrute - December 27, 2022 at 01:38 AM

I forgot to mention B.H. in the last comment :space_broom:

Trey26: *thinking again* :bugfix_discontent:

Trey26 - December 27, 2022 at 01:15 AM

When you thought it was over, think again. :bugfix:

flatrute - December 26, 2022 at 10:16 PM

I hope it lives up to your hype :bugfix_discontent: And I will never be able to get close to the mighty maroon whale :kugee16: but at least I can contribute some Vietnamese translations to him I guess :bugfix:

Blue Horizon - December 26, 2022 at 10:08 PM

Super happy I was able to make these new segments possible! The last one especially will be amazing! :bugfix_delight:

flatrute - December 26, 2022 at 10:01 PM

The new beginning is here :bugfix_delight:

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