what op system for an old 386 computer

  david.h 10:18 03 Aug 2003

just been given a 386 computer will it run windows nt, if not what i can i run on it, i know its old but its for word processingf etc

  DieSse 10:23 03 Aug 2003

Win 3.11, or if it's got enough RAM (32Mb - maybe at a pinch 16Mb) - then try Win95

  david.h 10:24 03 Aug 2003

thankyou for the reply

  spencercraig 16:40 03 Aug 2003

Some of the Linux Distributions do not need much in the way of resorces.
I used to dual boot Windows 95 with Word from Office 97 and Linux on a machine with 8 Meg of ram.

  bremner 16:57 03 Aug 2003

MS says W95 will run on a 386DX based machine with a minimum 8MB RAM, I would think it would be pretty slow though. http: // support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;132748 remoe the spaces each side of the //

  Lú-tzé 17:01 03 Aug 2003

Go with Win3.11 if you only want a wordprocessor / basic internet browsing - early versions of Netscape ran well enough on a 386 which I had in the early 90's and I have a feeling that these can still be found.

  david.h 05:14 04 Aug 2003

any one know where to find windows 3.11 its before my time

  wawadave 06:49 04 Aug 2003

dos,win3.11 and red hat 5 and a few other linux distro,s
and os2 warp and dr dos

  david.h 18:45 04 Aug 2003

I live in Staines near Heathrow

  beec crump 20:50 04 Aug 2003

I think I may have a set of 3.1 disks in my loft but will have to check. I am in Guildford which is q. near you. I will check tomorrow.


  david.h 14:33 05 Aug 2003


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