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lol-i-youtube 7 aylar önce
I didn't realize Jake was that young. It makes sense why Linus adopted him
Colinbe873 gaming
Colinbe873 gaming Aylar önce
I thought Jake and Linus were the same age
ahweikun 2 aylar önce
I thought they’re a couple?
Lesko Brandon!!
Lesko Brandon!! 2 aylar önce
It's crazy to think my huge desktop is in my pocket. It's a million times more powerful too. I wish this existed when I was 8. Maybe not ,... Idk
Dwiyana Syahputri
Dwiyana Syahputri 2 aylar önce
Hey, you're so honest.
Zero Cool
Zero Cool 2 aylar önce
I swear I thiught he was like 30 or something... Got shocked to know I'm older than him.
Haven Skye
Haven Skye 2 aylar önce
Fun story, I let my mom use my gaming PC for typing up a document... she walked away from the computer for a few minutes and when she came back a virus had infected the computer. She called me at my friends house (on a land line phone lol) and was freaking out about it. I asked her what she saw on the computer and she described the pipe screensaver. She was legit scared and almost crying cuz I had saved up my own money to buy it myself and she thought she broke it!
Iesika 7 gün önce
@Kirkaig the hole in the middle where one might try to put a cup was about 4 to 6 cm in diameter. So, a pretty small cup.
Cao Do
Cao Do 14 gün önce
respect for her
Kirkaig 28 gün önce
@Unnamed soldier Also Americans are probably the few people that have cups that big (although i cant even remember the size of a cd tray)
Giovanni Paquier Faglioni
bless her soul
Unnamed soldier
Unnamed soldier Aylar önce
@Peik_Haikyuu because no one in the world woud figure it out for this 😂
William Young
William Young 15 gün önce
I love how she changed the font colors to the point that she couldn't read the text. Everyone who was ever on Windows 98 did that to themselves at least once, lol.
Ramon's First Take
Ramon's First Take 2 aylar önce
I used briefcase all the time in the early 2000s. It was quite a useful feature when I wanted to update files from one computer to another (home computer to work computer). It would automatically detect which files were changed and only update those files when you clicked on "update all." Consequently, it was also a great way to backup important files. Nowadays, you need special software to do the same thing for backups. But back then, all you needed was that briefcase folder. It's too bad Microsoft took away that feature. But for a while after they took it away, you were able to still use it if you had that special briefcase folder. All you'd have to do is copy/paste that folder onto a disk or thumb drive, and then copy/paste it onto your main drive.
Dick Bison
Dick Bison 2 aylar önce
I wish I could watch this through younger eyes. I very vividly remember jumping from 95 to 98 and how slick and modern it felt. It still kinda feels that way when I look at it, I can't shake that feeling lol
Buddy 12 gün önce
Yes. I was enamored by the new icons of windows 98. Now windows 95 from windows 3.1 was exciting.
William Young
William Young 15 gün önce
Compared to 95', Windows 98 was a dream come true! It actually had better compatibility with stuff than 95, lol. Linus should put them on a 95' system next. I have an old (working) 95' system, with a Pentium 4 processor if they want to test that one. Thing is a beast! Loads up in 8 seconds. Of course, that's about all it can do except run Epic Pinball without a compatible sound card, lol.
Chrismofer 19 gün önce
same, I remember not being able to play "the incredible machine" because my dad was updating the computer from 95 to 98. thing is i was born in 1997, so to have remembered that we must have been a few years behind lol
John_Hmstr Aylar önce
'98 was light years ahead of '95 mind you many of the security and functionality problems were not handled until late into the xp and win 7 days, but man was it a huge improvement.
bulletproofblouse 2 aylar önce
I remember so little about Win 95/98, except that I was so proud with my young-ass self when I could successfully go through the complicated internet setup. Also I loved how much cleaner 98 looked over 3.1 and 95, like it was a proper GUI with DOS within it, rather than the GUI running on a DOS framework? I could be remembering that wrong though, maybe that was later. edit: I wow, I loved the Command & Conquer install process. I remember thinking that was how all games should install, like the ways movies in the 1990s imagined the internet looked like. Sandra Bullock in The Net, I loved it.
DrewBA77 7 aylar önce
It's hilarious to see everyone, including Linus, struggle, and then see Anthony explain it as effortlessly as reading off a script XD
Jeffrey Piatt
Jeffrey Piatt Aylar önce
​@Stephen Becker it was never adopted for Microsoft's file transfer to Windows CE devices those used Activesync not related to the Exchange protocol that recycled the trademark. The application was built in to Windows until Vista where it was Renamed the Windows Mobile Device Center that remained until 7 and was replaced by the Zune Software.
eshichi Aylar önce
@Aleksei Shpakovskii I fuckin HATE hot sync lmao. We had some devices at my job still using that crap I kid you not. Finally got them replaced.
eshichi Aylar önce
Anthony is GOD MODE
David Swanson
David Swanson Aylar önce
I don’t watch this show so I don’t know who the older guy is, or what he does, but I know for sure that I want him walking me through my computer problems every single time.
John Peace
John Peace 2 aylar önce
@Aleksei Shpakovskii You are correct about briefcase and PDA. I never trusted briefcase. I can copy a file from computer 1, floppy, and computer 2. HotSync.exe
Flamethrower82 2 aylar önce
Here's a bonus: it's either the Win95 or Win98 CD, they had a game called "Hover" if you look through the extras. It was small, and played very efficiently. Microsoft hired 3D Realms to help them make "Fury3" and "Hellbender" to show off the Win98 graphics capabilities. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and I think that the limited resources really pushed developers to go hard with their skills. Nowadays, modern games are just a revised version of yesterday's stuff. For your MechWarrior fans, there was an entire series before MW Online. EA, Activision, and Ubisoft did a great disservice to gaming by buying out ALL of the old franchises. I remember a lot of time playing "Commander Keen", "Duke Nukem" series (yes, there was a 1 and 2 before 3D!), "SimCity 2000" with the "Streets of SimCity" addon, "Doom" 1 and 2 of course, "Wolfenstein 3D", etc. There were lots of novelty games then too. The fact that Win98 could play DOS games is why I loved it so much. "Fade 2 black" was terribly developed, but worked generally okay. I loved "Battlecruiser 3000 AD" 2.0, but it needed DOS to work properly. Derrick Smart should have hired a team to help build it. At least Chris Roberts had enough sense to hire a team for Star Citizen. God knows that "Wing Commander" money could afford him some good people. I clocked many hours in "Wing Commander Privateer", and still play it in DOSBOX.
vijayakumari kumar
vijayakumari kumar Aylar önce
I wanted to try these
Jonas Lundberg
Jonas Lundberg 2 aylar önce
"Recent items" was so useful and I think it was dropped after XP. In the more recent versions of Windows like Windows 10, you can see recent items by going to the search bar and typing the application you created or opened a file in, like Notepad and Windows will show you all the recent files which were touched by that application. I like that but I also miss the quick and handy recent items.
chuck norris
chuck norris Aylar önce
@AutumnGracy yeah that saves me alot of hassle
AutumnGracy Aylar önce
"Quick Access" is still a thing that shows your recent files in file explorer at least ...
gazoutg 2 aylar önce
I remember having to install DOS to be able to then install win 3.1. Also there was an app that made your icons flee away from your cursor... so much fun
William Young
William Young 15 gün önce
Def. Put them on Windows 3.1 next! Muhahaha! =P
Gypsy Path
Gypsy Path Aylar önce
It would be such a fun video to watch them struggle with DOS and early Windows! 😅
MrOffTrail 2 aylar önce
Uff, this made me feel old. My memories from school were DOS. I remember when Windows first came out, what a relief not to have to hunt for files and programs using “cd” commands and scanning lines of text, or worry about accidentally deleting parent directories. I remember the speed issue with games’ timing being linked to CPU clock speed. This would most famously result in the fanning & bouncing of cards at the end of Solitaire getting faster and faster, to the point that the animation went from a slow screen-saver effect that would play out over several minutes in the original game, to almost instantaneous.
Sunnay 8 gün önce
@Buddy And you had to tweak the dos launch files to have the game running. Can't remember what it was but I remember tweaking the pagination in memory ... old times ...
Buddy 12 gün önce
@Tyler Fu Ahhh, a quick Google search confirms that. I can't remember where I got that information... I know that I've thought that for many years.
Tyler Fu
Tyler Fu 12 gün önce
@Buddy I thought the e stood for enhanced...
Buddy 12 gün önce
I experienced the Apple IIe in elementary school. I believe the e stood for education if I remember correctly. However, MS-DOS, IBM-DOS, and Apple-DOS existed simultaneously.
Buddy 12 gün önce
DIR /p. Spilts the results into pages and saves you from having to read super fast. Also, I think you could freeze the list while it's rolling by hitting the pause-break key... I think.
Plamen Popov
Plamen Popov Aylar önce
Back in the day, a friend of mine had the first keyboard with a windows logo button on it that any of us had seen. It was connected to his mother's computer that she used for after hours work. We genuinely thought that pressing this button would "erase" the OS. Regardless, someone actually pressed it once and it turned out, it wasn't a "brick my PC" button, although, that dude had no way of knowing that. I guess he was too curious not to give it a try.
BlankTenshii_Ø 7 aylar önce
I love how everyone is struggling while Anthony is straight up lecturing the viewer about how windows 98 used to work. what a chad
The Fuggin Guy
The Fuggin Guy Aylar önce
Anthony is the best guy on LTT
JohnnyBoy 2 aylar önce
Anthony is so cool. Never really watch him on here. Hope I see more of him
N W 2 aylar önce
@HarmonyEdge Shift+FUND The cheat code memory never dies.
James Harker
James Harker 3 aylar önce
I'd listen to this dude teach me how to computer, he was thorough and well spoken.
Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash 4 aylar önce
@SilencE 81 Let them make Aces over Europe run with audio, mscdex and a mouse driver... only true hardmode is good enough! :)
Thelongwayback 2 aylar önce
Wow, it's crazy to see how far technology has come since the days of Windows 98! It's amazing to think that this was once considered state-of-the-art. The young people in this video seem to be struggling a bit with the old interface, but it's all part of the charm. Great video!
YaJa Studio
YaJa Studio Aylar önce
Pro tip from a 90s kid: For sound recorder, if you press the record button when it's paused or while it's recording, it adds another minute of recording time from your current time. My friends thought I was a computer wizard when I showed them that.
lost things
lost things Aylar önce
I knew how to do some of these things but I never knew WHY things worked they way they did. Cool to get all the details as to why, especially for dedicated CD drive and audio output
Zeke Salazar
Zeke Salazar Aylar önce
This is the very first PC my family ever had. I remember messing with the BIOS and booting in and messing with the games and figuring out what was what. So nostalgic.
Randall Hamlet
Randall Hamlet Aylar önce
I really liked 95 and 98. There is just something nice about a simple OS.
AnthonyWabo 3 gün önce
@misteur axe I stand corrected. The average user is a walking date mine
misteur axe
misteur axe 3 gün önce
@AnthonyWabo the average user doesn't deal with all of that
AnthonyWabo 3 gün önce
@misteur axe windows 11 is a total pos… i had to spend a whole hour turning off and uninstalling unnecessary and annoying apps, trackers, auto updates and what not… Win 10 was acceptable, 7 was rather good at the end, XP and 98 would give you back what you put in them
misteur axe
misteur axe 3 gün önce
windows 11 is much simpler for the average user
Rich Burgess
Rich Burgess 7 aylar önce
Never in a million years would I have guessed Jake was 22. With the responsibility he seems to have given to him and how capable he is. Wow
tiestofalljays 4 aylar önce
@MicHaeL MonStaR bruhhhhhhh lol
Pity my cat
Pity my cat 4 aylar önce
Same. He looks way older than that and he is as young as me
mx1701 5 aylar önce
He's such an immature jerk...
Freya Fox Music
Freya Fox Music 6 aylar önce
@MicHaeL MonStaR he does
Harawanagangsta 2 aylar önce
The branching start menu selection was so much better and quicker to get to stuff than what we have now digging through pages and subtext windows and legacy options subwindows.
Gamer Dragon
Gamer Dragon Aylar önce
Great :D I loved windows 98, it was so much better than current systems in some cases. Mostly network sharing was so much faster and less complicated in windows 98. I wish I could give you 2 upvotes for adding command and conquer in this video 😄
Steampunk Scientist
Steampunk Scientist 2 aylar önce
Just found this now and holy heck this made me laugh. Using 95/98 on school computers were fun times. Obviously, everyone I knew installed Yahoo!/MSN/AOL/ICQ messengers without any restrictions. Anthony would easily be someone I'd have on my team with a LAN party. His reaction while everyone else struggles reminds me of Hiro's rematch with Yama in Big Hero 6.
YukoFurry Aylar önce
Born in 2002, grew up on Windows 98. Didnt know so many people that are older than me never experienced it. I always thought that was common lol
John Royall
John Royall 6 gün önce
In 9th grade I had made a very nice PowerPoint for our Marine Science project that was about 30 slides long. Come to find out I didn’t realize our school computers didn’t let you use thumb drives as the drivers weren’t installed. So I ended up using 4 floppy drives and splitting my PowerPoint so they could fit on the floppies and then copying them over just before the presentation. Kids have it to easy now lol 😂
Steve Shrimpton
Steve Shrimpton 7 aylar önce
I love how this is 3 people confused and Anthony just showing you around as if it is his daily driver. It’s like he’s showing you around his house
ER Makers
ER Makers 3 aylar önce
@Mardus_EE Don't forget the Plus Pack! for Win98.
Silkwesir 6 aylar önce
@Gutnarm 98SE though was pretty solid. (For a 9x system, it goes without saying they are flawed from their very core)
Mardus_EE 7 aylar önce
@Gutnarm Windows 95 had OSR releases. Windows 98 had one Service Release and then Service Pack 2.
KaiSoDaM 7 aylar önce
@Gutnarm i agree, my retro gaming goes back as far to XP. XP is still good to this day (execpt the security flaws )
Eidetic Ex
Eidetic Ex 7 aylar önce
For those of us that were into computers back then. Win98 was really where we learned to hack and tweak the OS, about Windows networking and the old winsock reset fix when all else failed (similar symptoms and cause as today's need for -flushdns on ipconfig). I doubt any of us that cut our teeth on that OS and it's predecessor will ever forget either. They were tedius enough to build muscle memory.
MyAqaa Aylar önce
My first computer was a ZX Spectrum, my first x86 experience was with Windows 2.1 I was around 7, to go from having to run your games from a tape deck with word commands, to a GUI, was an amazing moment, the future was here for our family, we loved it. Windows 95 was definitely the biggest visual update in Windows history, compare 3.11 to 95, 95 set the tone as to what would continue to be the standard going forward and still to this day.
Dalton 23 gün önce
The first USB drive that my family had was advertised as holding 120 floppy disk and it cost $120... I still have no clue exactly how much memory that would be. Although my mom seemed to think that it was an extremely large amount of storage and definitely worth it.
Thread Racer
Thread Racer 2 aylar önce
I used to create great sounding WAV files with Sound Recorder on Windows 98. Then, I'd distort the sound in various ways. You just needed a good mic. I still have most of my old WAVs, including the crazy growl one I used for the intro in my Elden Ring video: trvid.com/video/video-6KyDp3DTjR4.html
Prototype 2 aylar önce
I was born in early 2001, used Windows 98 until like 2009, when we got a new computer that had Vista, which was then upgraded to 7. Being born in Argentina, I had a pretty "old-fashioned" childhood, we had floppy disks, CD games, and all of my early childhood recordings are stored in cassette (Hi8). Even though I never had it on a computer of my own, I was in love with XP for some reason, I would talk about it all day, and was so disappointed to find out my dad had installed 7 instead of XP on our new laptop
Adam P
Adam P Aylar önce
I used to use sound recorder to get my bands songs into a file on my PC then I had to use a WAV to MP3 converter to get our songs uploaded to Myspace, back in the day. We actually recorded them with a stereo that had a microphone that we recorded onto cassette. I then had to hook my portable cassette player into my PC. You can adjust the levels on the PC to remove the distortion/clipping.
FRANKnBERRIES76 7 aylar önce
I love that Anthony knows everything and is casual about it. Dude is the best.
Lappmogel 3 aylar önce
I would watch a 25 min anthony with just him playing old shit and talking
SLV 3 aylar önce
Anthony rocks
Daily Corvid
Daily Corvid 7 aylar önce
I love that his age was the infinity symbol. Thusly proving that Anthony is, in fact the modern deity of computing. I am making a screen saver with a spinning Anthony head so my computer can pay homage.
MrVoltz 7 aylar önce
It's his PC.
tcw923 2 aylar önce
I liked this. There were a few things they missed. One was an app called net meeting. You could make a conference call to another person or group. If you were setup with a camera, it could be use as a video call. Another feature was the ability to get another isp address in a matter of a couple minutes. Of course that was when there were fewer users using the web.
cyb3rgh0st z3r0
cyb3rgh0st z3r0 2 aylar önce
I feel so old and nostalgic watching this! I actually started in about 1990 with an old XT my uncle gifted me for my birthday. Had DOS 2.10. I used DOS and played in BASICA for years before finally adopting Windows 3.1, then 3.11WFW with the speaker.drv driver for sound! 😂 Those were the days! I loved Windows 98 SE though, of all the DOS based Windows versions. I tried to like ME, but it's "lack" of DOS was irritating to me, although you could technically bring DOS mode back with some tweaks if I remember correctly. But when XP came out, I tried it and didn't like it, went back to 98. Decided to try it again and ended up liking it and staying with it for years until 7 came. I still use 7 and 10 on my machines, but usually in a dual or triple boot scenario with Linux or BSD or whatever flavor OS I am into. I tend to prefer Linux for the last 20 years or so though. And lastly, I swear that one of those plants in the background of this video looks like a weed plant. 😆
munching Aylar önce
That 4-pin cable you connect CD player with sound card may look not much useful in win98 but back in DOS days that was an awesome feature! You could use your single-task operating system normally and listen to music from CD simultaneously. I remember being extremely happy of myself accidentally discovering this feature on my uncle's PC which I sometimes had access to back when I was 12 yeas old. Playing X-COM on DOS and listening to music was an awesome experience. More to that, you could change discs and music tracks (sadly only in forward direction on most drives) on a disc without disrupting your normal DOS program flow.
Hal Horton's World
Hal Horton's World 2 gün önce
I started out on Windows 3.1, then Windows 95, then eventually Windows 98. This was a HUGE deal! It was soooo futuristic. I could just sit and watch the flying toasters and get motion sickness from the 'Doom' hallways. The first PC I ever built had an Intel 166MMX processed pumped up with 128mb of EDO RAM. My MCSE was on NT Server. Yeah, I am really old.
Dosgamert Aylar önce
3:30 I know how it feels to try to share folders over the network on XP. Learned this the hard way too. I even built in an extra network card so I could make a network bridge with a crosslink cable to a second even crappier computer so we could play Age of Empires 2 / Mythology over the LAN. Whenever it was working, it really felt like we deserved it.
AkeNo 23 gün önce
Fun fact if u didn't know age of empires 2 is getting bigger and bigger recently with 100s of thousands in prizepool tournaments;D
Steffen 7 aylar önce
I flipping love Anthony's way of explaining everything as easy as possible so everyone understands.
DanHainesy 7 aylar önce
Haha Anthony is the goat!
Aditya Bytha
Aditya Bytha 7 aylar önce
@Steve G I'd say it's probably "Ancient"
Steve G
Steve G 7 aylar önce
The "A" in "Anthony" is for AWESOME!!
NotTechSupport 7 aylar önce
I aspire to describe old tech as well as Anthony.
Caden Churchill
Caden Churchill 2 aylar önce
Wow, this one really brings me back! Windows 98 is what my family had when I was like 4 or 5 years old! The first version of Windows that I really used though was XP. Born in '97!
jzm 2 aylar önce
I feel old but at the same time feel privileged to fully experience all this old stuff. My school had win3.0, not even win3. 11
Ibra Chaka
Ibra Chaka Aylar önce
It makes me sad that so many people didn't get to experience this passage from DOS to today. All of the things in this video feels native to me and watching people struggling with what I see as normal computing is hard to watch.
Mikael Lindström
Mikael Lindström Aylar önce
I still remember the Windows 3.11 easteregg where you could open the help thing and click the flag while holding ctrl+shift+alt (i think).. Also the Plus packages for Windows 95 & 98! So much nostalgia whatching this.
Mark Olsen
Mark Olsen 5 gün önce
This is actually super interesting even for an old guy. I got my first computer in '83 or '84 and was building my own computers for years before the first major versions of Windows came out (I think the first version actually came out in the 80's but I never saw anyone using it until I got to college in the early 90's), but I always thought it looked kind of childish and stuck with DOS until Windows XP came out, so despite having been an avid computer-using adult during this period, I never actually used any version of Windows prior to XP - even at jobs where they had earlier versions on the computer, I ignored it and used DOS instead.
GOOCH 7 aylar önce
Wow, Jake is much younger than I thought he was. What a brilliant young man...
Mr. Bob Dobalina • 93 years
I thought he was 35
rjh00 7 aylar önce
That's why Linus was able to adopt him and move him his new home.
Gamer 234
Gamer 234 7 aylar önce
right im born in 2000 and still studying :)
Yakko Warner
Yakko Warner 7 aylar önce
I don't know why but I thought he was the same age group as me and the 90's or 00s millennial generation honestly lol.
Joshua 7 aylar önce
Im glad im not the only one here. I put him at 25 or 26
Roberto Prestigiacomo
5:00 - I still remember my father bringing home a USB stick he got from work and he was so excited about it. It was 32 MB, just enough to carry spreadsheets. PS The biggest step down I had to do was going back to XP to control an old thermal chamber during my master thesis. I never knew how much I need shortcut keys - and I had used XP for more than 10 years before switching to windows 8 in 2013. PPS 98 had what I needed to play Age of empires 2 and that's what mattered to me as a child.
Dan barb
Dan barb Aylar önce
Of course i remember, i even remember MS DOS 6.1. That has to be the era of the first 3D acceleraetor cards like the 3DFX Diamond Monster which was huge back then. The graphics looked so much better compared to the non 3D material.
mikeall Aylar önce
I ran 98 through a good chunk of my college time on an Athlon xp system, with a gig of ram and a mid level graphics card. It was snappy as hell. Then in 2005 I got a laptop and another laptop in 2007. But I had that Athlon desktop until 2008ish when the motherboard fried due to a lightning strike. It was a sign from go to buy an adult desktop, as was the style of the time.
j 2 aylar önce
Honestly, even though I was born in '91 and was on the computer pretty early on (tech-forward mother and a sibling who was into coding and scripting), I barely remember anything before Windows 7 when I started building computers. It kinda just improved as I got older so I didn't really pay too much attention. I must've used everything from 95 on and so much of this is barely familiar.
Cameron Branch
Cameron Branch Aylar önce
I had a prerelease version of windows 98 that I got from Sam's Club. It was a temporary license that was set to stop working after a certain date. I used it for years, just went into the bios and set the clock for the previous year.
Henry Atkinson
Henry Atkinson 7 aylar önce
I love how Anthony was in his element the entire time, but the moment CnC comes up he just immediately gets even more focused.
Studio23 Media
Studio23 Media 7 aylar önce
@Gilad Barlev That doesn't sound like a problem to me. Just put on your pirate hat and set sail
Henry Atkinson
Henry Atkinson 7 aylar önce
@JonManProductions You're here??
Serra McCall
Serra McCall 7 aylar önce
Reminding me why I hate EA all over again
damien adiós
damien adiós 7 aylar önce
How about firestorm
JonManProductions 7 aylar önce
Prasanth Gopalakrishnan
Pure Nostalgia.. It was actually fun trying to play around and try to figure things out back then!!
J Kimmich
J Kimmich 2 aylar önce
My friend and I loved working on computers and I remember when we went and spent 90$ on the diskette version of windows 95. It turned out that I loved it and I put it on a harddrive and installed on my friends computers. Although when windows 2000 came out the massive stability increase shocked me and now I'm an NT Kernal kinda guy.
Dylan M.
Dylan M. Aylar önce
Awesome video! Mentioning the 'network sharing never worked because of the different Workgroup' issue brought back childhood traumas 😂
chuck norris
chuck norris Aylar önce
Lol I'm old. Class of 2k. We still used pens and paper, unless we went to the library PC and used encyclopedia britania search. 3it was faster to get the book and use a photocopy machine
herico33 2 aylar önce
my first windows was 98 SE, I really miss the good old days, how i wish i could turn back time and relive everything again!
Hammi4Real Aylar önce
Used to play this monster truck demo game on Win 95/98 and also print short essays with graphics on Word during parent-teacher conferences when I was 10. I knew from this point that computers were going to be an integral part of my life whereas other parents and grown-ups were very iffy about investing time into them, reasonably over children's online privacy and also having an impact on retaining a healthy life. Expenses too, nonetheless.
Lonely Sandwich
Lonely Sandwich 7 aylar önce
Anthony: "I can't right-click the taskbar and get task manager." Yes yes, enough about Windows 11, what about Windows 98?
Epä Järjestys
Epä Järjestys 3 aylar önce
@theRPGmaster Only if you have your fingers on the keyboard already.
Zach Diesel
Zach Diesel 4 aylar önce
I've never used taskbar for task manager rofl. It's ctrl + shift + esc
MultiiCore_ 5 aylar önce
@Mike Dawson right click the start button
Silkwesir 6 aylar önce
@EngineeringVision Best part: At times, the very SAME change to the settings would only SOMETIMES prompt for a restart, and other times it wouldn't.
David Slayter
David Slayter 6 aylar önce
@DiRG3 Like install shield games Like Bully for instance I couldent even install it because install shield was causing windows 11 to throw up a parental controls error despite the fact I was an admin and did not even have it on. Windows 10 dont throw the error. I tried compatibility mode too it did not fix it.
Marcus Taylor
Marcus Taylor 2 aylar önce
I learned how to change the loading screen on Windows 95 & 98, I installed a video card, hooked up my 2nd hand top loader video from the 80's and put some of my home videos onto my hard drive. I generally found Windows 95 to be better on the older computers, after that I used XP in the main, then 7 and I'm still on 10. I've used all of them from Windows 3.11 at some point apart from windows 11.
Erica Jones
Erica Jones Aylar önce
This was hilarious. My first OS was Windows 95 (I got my first computer in 1996 in high school). I’ve used everything from Win 95 to Win 11. I feel like Anthony lol
Rory Simpson
Rory Simpson Aylar önce
Ah, I am somewhat nostalgic for this OS. It's bloatware was cute and easy to manage, and the spying on you was done by small service oriented cottage artisans, not huge corporations. Then I remember those days and CONSTANTLY having to totally wipe and reinstall windows dozens of times on people's rigs because they were packed with more viruses than an unsolvable Dr Mario level. DAMN YOU, KAZAAA!
TechnoLawyer 2 aylar önce
I’m in my mid 40s. My elementary school used Apple IIEs, middle school used Mac IIX (I think) as did my high school. I remember my original PC at home running dos 3.3 and writing papers for school WordStar. I remember being excited when I installed Windows 3.0 on another PC I got (that I think was running dos 5). I remember using that and the the 3.1 upgrade (a decent upgrade), NT, 95, 98, etc. Anyway, I have zero memory of that briefcase thing!
Ian H
Ian H Aylar önce
Nice! Big Shoutout to Classic Shell and Open Shell for letting users like myself take Windows and make it look like this! I always change my home and work computers to the Window 95 UI using them.
FanStalin Gibs
FanStalin Gibs 7 aylar önce
Anthony coming in and explaining things like he's holding my hand makes me feel safe
Andy Gee
Andy Gee 2 aylar önce
I remember upgrading from DOS 6.something to DOS 6.22 which introduced CLI command history with the up arrow. It was EPIC!
Rodney 1984
Rodney 1984 Aylar önce
possibly DOS 6.11
Shawn Futon
Shawn Futon 2 aylar önce
Young people looking at Windows 98 like an ancient artifact makes me feel like an ancient artifact. I got a Telstar Pong game for my 11th birthday and had a Commodore Vic 20 when I was 15. We used Commodore Pet Computers in high school computer class, so these guys looking at Windows 98 like I would have looked a musket when I was a kid just makes me feel old, lol! I'll just say I'm experienced. 🙂
G. K.
G. K. Aylar önce
I still have my Intellevision game console with about 50 games.
Todd J Piascik
Todd J Piascik 7 gün önce
When I was 13 in 1985 I had the Commodore 64 lol that’s when computers really sucked but by Windows’95 I saw the future promise of computers start to finally come to fruition in the real world. Sure you could go smoke a cigarette while you waited for a song to download but the fact you could do it was utterly amazing! I worked as a computer tech during this era installing hardware and software, troubleshooting, all of it. Before I got out of it I got to use Windows XP, the pre-release version of it for techs to get familiar with before becoming available to the consumer public. I found I really dislike fixing other people’s problems I have enough of my own and this stuff constantly changing turned me off to it. I’m still mind boggled by the concept of running Windows without DOS
Ákos Romhányi
Ákos Romhányi 2 aylar önce
you had an option, to use an audio cable between the mobo and the optical drive to skip the jack-plug-issue :) edit: described in the video
Nomenloony 13 gün önce
It's amazing seeing people responding to an OS that was released when I was in my mid 20's. My first 11 years at school had no computer experience at all just because they didn't really appear until the very early 80's.
Justin Wild
Justin Wild 7 aylar önce
The more LTT videos I watch, the more convinced I become that Anthony is a walking encyclopedia.
ADHD Gaming
ADHD Gaming 7 aylar önce
Johnny 5?
pkblade 7 aylar önce
think you mean walking Encarta
Kurtis Peterson
Kurtis Peterson 7 aylar önce
Anthony is a freaking treasure, man. He never ceases to amaze.
bluesdealer 7 aylar önce
Some of us were there when the old magic was written
Schrödinger's Dinger
Schrödinger's Dinger 7 aylar önce
His age being displayed as ∞ (infinite) at 2:32 just makes sense.
ProPixel_ 2 aylar önce
Even windows 98s audio recorder can't stop Anthony's angelic voice
akoot Aylar önce
I could listen to Anthony talk through old games all day
obuw1 2 aylar önce
Man this video definitely brings back memories! I got a Commodore 64 when I was like 6, and an Amiga 500 when I was 7-8. And I played around with my dad's Windows 3.1 PC for a while. (I mostly played Bang Bang on that). But my own first Windows PC came with Win 95. My first games on that PC were Red Alert and Jagged Alliance. But we also had older games like Duke Nukem, and Quake II. At some point we got "Plus!" expansion pack, with themes and the awesome pinball game. And later on we upgraded to Windows 98. I honestly can't remember a lot of differences between 95 and 98. It was probably mostly some quality of life, and stability features. But I'm sure Anthony would be able to tell exactly what every difference was, lol. I never once used the briefcase, I always just deleted it off my desktop. Good to finally know what it's supposed to be for! As Anthony mentioned, the active desktop thing was interesting. I had also once created my own desktop "webpage", with links to some common things I do. But it had a tendency to crash, and was a bit of a memory hog. The sound recorder was awesome! I'd do start-run, and type sndrec32 to boot it up. It had way, *way* better usability than the crap windows ships with now imho. You could just click record, and it would work. Then you could play it back without having to pick a location to save, then finding the file and opening it back up with media player for playback. Ugh, so obnoxious. As Anthony says, that was the DOS version of C&C. The Windows version (aka C&C Gold) was way better. That game Havoc looks pretty cool, it reminds me of Uprising (1998), although Havoc predates Uprising by 2 years.
Unhandsome Jack
Unhandsome Jack 2 aylar önce
I've been asked to send dxdiag dumps a few times in the past ~5 years, and yes, I sent them as an email attachment. Things haven't changed much.
Prairielander Aylar önce
I remember Microsoft DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, and 98. My favourite was Windows 2000. But it was based on the NT platform.
Swedishchef11 7 aylar önce
Awesome how everyone is trying hard and Anthony just tells a story on every thing they had to do and knows how to do all of them really well.
3polygons 7 aylar önce
​D Sorry the late reply, been busy... It has been a particularly warm summer (still on it ofc). But really, I live in the warmest area of Spain, southern EU, we got 40º- 45º C every summer, with peaks of 47 sometimes (in Seville and Cordoba, only, and 40 -42 _max_ (in summer) usually in the rest of the half southern part, including Madrid, the north is cold and rainy...Except this year!! ).. It's been just like that. Honestly, the main difference in my south area (but people in Galicia (north) are not used to this) has been that it has been longer, for longer days, and that that the hottest days have been sooner. But not higher peaks. Right now we have a few days with very good temps (32 - 36) for this time of the year. The worst issue (that's why we're getting so many fires) is the lack of rain for a very long time. The water dams (reservoirs) are close to empty in the south (14% or so, and in some places it's 1% !, average of 40% sth in the country). But of course, it's _much_ worse in Africa. In the rest of EU, well, it's crazy, as they don't get ever these temps. In satellite view it can be observed how the south-east of England has become yellow, instead of green (from that view). And in much northerner countries (Finland, etc) they have had people suffering from this (in some countries even with heat strokes), as for them 35 C is a heat wave. Just like for us 20 or 30 C below zero is absolutely terrible (my winter gets 0 degrees as lowest, only 3 or 4 days). The entire continent has had struggles with climate (and I'm afraid each year is going to get worse, it's the change). But it's that we're used to very moderate conditions and no disasters, while in Asia, Africa or America, a lot more disasters (floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc) happen. Right now the issues are fires all over EU, mostly due to the very dry weather and that the land has been abandoned, as few people working on it leaves a ton of combustible vegetation (dry bushes, leaves) that used to be cleaned by the animals and the people. Bad timing with the energy issues and the war. But we'll manage.
3polygons 7 aylar önce
D Now that you say it... I started college (or uni, as we say in EU) in '91. I ended High school (tho the length of that varies from country to country) dunno if in '90 or '91, as classes begin on September. So, even Windows 95 was not something that existed for me till almost ending college (I handled DOS and the arcane and previous Windows 3.11). Lol, I even remember yet handling some DOS based graphic programs in 4th college year. I ended Fine Arts in '96, but should have ended in '95, I believe (made a first year in maths career, then changed my path). But somehow he seems a tad younger than 50, dunno... I've always imagined he'd be around 30 - 35 , lol.
Orm 7 aylar önce
It's like all tech he ever interacted with is indexed for all eternity in that beautiful mind of his.
3polygons 7 aylar önce
Indeed, so much that makes me think he's my age! but no, he's quite younger (I'm 50). It's just that IMO this man was a fantastic wise nerd already at the time of birth.....! :O
bleuflamenco 2 aylar önce
The rollout animation of the menus in Win98 was actually a feature. It was not like that in Win95.
Klion 2 aylar önce
Even though I was just a kid back then, my first and daily driver was windows 3.1 and DOS for that matter. So much fun.😊 Especially with that skiing game where the snowman comes and eats you and the snow boarder overtakes you.
X3 Andy
X3 Andy Aylar önce
YES! I forgot about that game! It was almost terrifying as a kid. Lmao
Mike Izerman
Mike Izerman 2 aylar önce
Havoc really deserves an remake! the Music was awesome, the ingame was really good for that time and even years after despite new games were comming. I failed multipletimes to run it on a virtual machine but I still have somewhere that old pc
Lauri Backman
Lauri Backman 2 aylar önce
Ahh, pre-Y2K
StyxLicks 2 aylar önce
98? My first computer was 95.... and i was born in 95. And we didnt upgrade to XP till like... 2006. Same year my family went from dial-up to fiber optic. Which was insane to experience the before and after.
remghoost 7 aylar önce
I heckin love Anthony man. He's such a wealth of information and always a wonderful presenter.
Riley Banks
Riley Banks 7 aylar önce
@Ismail yeyeah thats who I meant
Ismail 7 aylar önce
@Riley Banks No, Anthony is the guy who is old enough to have seriously used 98 back in the day.
Riley Banks
Riley Banks 7 aylar önce
is that the tall guy? does he have a yt channel?
Paavo Multala
Paavo Multala 2 aylar önce
Oh man. I remember the days. 98 was truly something for a kid who grew up with Kaypro and eventually Win 3.1.
Jay Smith
Jay Smith 2 aylar önce
I'm a few years older than any of them, but I didn't use a computer regularly until I went to college and got a windows 8 laptop. I did get experience with Windows 7 and XP during a help desk job at a manufacturer. All the shop floor PCs were XP and office PCs were Win7 unless you were on the IT staff.
Ulvsbane Aylar önce
Back in uni there were an option on our X Windows System for a background called "aeckel" ("äckel" is a Swedish word meaning "disgusting"). It was a blue and one red dot that you set to fill up the screen with just these small dots. The thing with blue and red is that their wavelength set them far apart in the spectrum and it makes it hard for the eyes to focus. And we had a bunch SGI Indy that you actually could run that file mananger the girl from Jurassic Park that you show in the beginning used, "File System Navigator" or fsn.
Scott Lamshed
Scott Lamshed Aylar önce
LOL this was fun. Still have working NT4, Win 95, Win ME and Win98 machines. Always a hoot to fire them up. Also a collection of Vic20, C64, Palm Pilot and Sinclair etc. ;-)
Nour Art
Nour Art 16 gün önce
The only thing i remember about win98 is that our local internet cafe had it, and i used to go there to download mp3 files but instead i come home with 50 types of malware
Jordan Anderson
Jordan Anderson 7 aylar önce
Hearing other 22-year-olds asking such questions as "what is dial-up" or "Is [Command and Conquer] an RTS?" has really made me understand what people feel when they say they're old.
Jordan Anderson
Jordan Anderson Aylar önce
@Kim Land I've been on for 10 minutes, I just logged in. "That's too bad, Stacy and I have to spend _eight hours_ discussing our hair for next Saturday!"
Kim Land
Kim Land Aylar önce
Dial-up? Here's the memory on that. *Get OFF the Internet, I need to make a phone call* SO irritating.
AmyEugene 3 aylar önce
Oh Lord. I graduated high school in 1998 and I can't believe some people I went to school with have kids this age. I never played 3D games or recorded my voice on a PC because I only used Windows on computers at work or at the college library to write papers. I remember buying a pack of compact floppy disks to save my papers on and the disks were neon pink, blue and green. By the time I could afford my own computer I bought a Mac. I've still only used Windows at work and my last job was still running (I use that term loosely) Windows XP in 2019. We couldn't upgrade to the new OS because our computers were too slow to operate it, I think it would've been Windows 8 or 10 that came out after I started working there. So, I'm really behind the times when it comes to Windows OSs, but hopefully I'll never work in another office that's not my home office again.
IkarusKommt 3 aylar önce
@MickleMackleMor Most Americans know more about the Bible than computers.
eDoc2020 7 aylar önce
@William Burr I think most people with CD-ROM drives would also have sound cards. You'd connect a cable from the back of the drive to your sound card. Then the sound card would take this CD input and mix it with its own PCM and synth outputs to feed your speakers.
Navin Menon
Navin Menon 2 aylar önce
This brings back so many memories. For me, Windows XP is perhaps the most used, the most famous OP ever created. Windows 98 was legendary but XP gained immortality.
BeefySimp 25 gün önce
I'll always have a special place in my heart for Windows 2000.
Derek Badge
Derek Badge 5 gün önce
I remember when it was in Beta, we had a copy running around. We were amazed when you could change the IP address without needing to reboot!
Zylox Dragon
Zylox Dragon Aylar önce
I was lucky and had an 8088 when I was a kid. 4MHz of fun! I spent more time on the Commodore though because we had more games for it.
Mile Carnaggio
Mile Carnaggio Aylar önce
DxDiag used to be my best friend and i completley forgot all about it for years. I searched for it now and it was like seeing an old friend still doing amazing. Thank you for this!
Doug Cox
Doug Cox Aylar önce
I had Win98, and Win95 before it, but at the time I'd been given an unwanted copy of NT4. With the Internet Explorer 4 active desktop update, and some version of DirectX 5 that worked on NT, It was my main OS until Win 2000. Never crashed.
Luca Iannone
Luca Iannone 7 aylar önce
Everyone is making guesses and trying while Anthony easily dives deep into ANYTHING in front of him, damn I love Anthony
Silkwesir 6 aylar önce
@Mr DownBoy I think you could also use it via network (in the loosest sense, i.e. not only Ethernet but also Null-Modem-Cable etc.) which actually would be the preferred choice if you had the option. To do it with floppies was just an afterthought to accomodate those less fortunate. Ultimately it was intended for laptop users, I think, and I also doubt it was used much at all.
Mr DownBoy
Mr DownBoy 7 aylar önce
Briefcase was NOT used for syncing PDA's. That's what ActiveSync was for. Briefcase was for floppies. You would bring your work docs in the floppy, run briefcase and it would update the files with the one in the floppy. Then you work with the files on the Briefcase and sync with your floppy when done. It was supposed to be simple. Nobody ever used it AFAIK.
Katherin Brown
Katherin Brown 7 aylar önce
That's my vibe and I love it.
WJCTechyman 2 aylar önce
Looking at this and hearing some say that they started with Win95 in school. When I started school, we had multiple platforms like the Commodore 64, Pet, Amiga, and since I went to school in Ontario, we had a provincially specified computer system known as Icon. It was an IBM PC based system running a flavour of BSD known as QNX off of a main server on smart terminal systems all either made by Burroughs or later under the Unisys brand. The first version of Windows I remember using at school was 3.11 for Workgroups starting in 1994 or 1995. It wasn't an operating system, just the GUI (or desktop environment) for DOS 6.22. The only version of Windows at that time that was a full fledged OS was NT, which still lives today under the guise of 10 and 11. My personal choices for operating systems I currently use are Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and i(Pad)OS. I haven't tried reinstalling Windows on my computer yet.
firefox71 2 aylar önce
This reminds me of running XP in compatibility mode to run old Bullfrog games ( also EA'd by EA) like Magic Carpet and them running too fast to be playable
Anzar Kunhi
Anzar Kunhi 2 aylar önce
I remember doing command dos in this 98 os in 1999 when I started to learn computer class. Windows 95 was the first operating system I used for playing the jungle book and prince of Persia
Daniel Stuckey
Daniel Stuckey 12 gün önce
Windows 98 was our first family windows OS (came from an old Apple II). I remember spending hours as a kid playing with wallpapers and screensavers lol. Gotta love AOL online, AIM chat and OG MSN messenger.
Jason Aguirre
Jason Aguirre Aylar önce
I remember we took screenshots of the desktop on the library computers, then set that as the background and hid all the icons. Drove people crazy. For bonus fun, you could leave a window open while taking the screenshot so that it looked like that program was hung up.
Valhaya 7 aylar önce
Being the same age as Jake makes me feel like I'm wasting my life in comparison to all he has accomplished
issamkholoud2009 7 aylar önce
@notsorandumusername 🤓
notsorandumusername 7 aylar önce
@issamkholoud2009 You're not growing at all 🤣
issamkholoud2009 7 aylar önce
He’s hasn’t aged well🤣
Jonathan Contreras
Jonathan Contreras 7 aylar önce
It’s not a race bro. We will all get to where we need to go at the time we need just gotta keep grinding
fpSmoker O
fpSmoker O 7 aylar önce
Try being the same age as Linus
Michael Spencer
Michael Spencer 2 aylar önce
I'm an 87 baby and was lucky enough to be exposed to computers young enough to remember MS-DOS before jumping straight to W95. My current job requires me to use PLC software that is only supported by WinXP so we run VMs. but I run it in the old Win98 skin. It's great, also they haven't bothered to remove the old MS games. As an adult, minesweeper is the bomb! I work hard at not working.
Eshelion 2 aylar önce
The nostalgia hits hard with this one. :D
CountK Aylar önce
Love this :p Terminal Velocity was awesome. Fastest flyer shooter game out there. I was so amazed by the comination of 3D graphics and the speed, lol. I still have my "special" boot up floppy disk that would run a basic WIN98 system with all relevant drivers included (you had to figure that out yourself, thinking about CD player support and such). I avoided quite some frustration and tears from others too with that. I was the WIN98 hero of my surroundings, haha! And indeed, Celeron was for noobs. I remember the AMD K6 chip? And I had a Soundblaster AWE64. Not to forget: a full blown Caviar HDD with 2189,9 (?) MB of storage. And a removable (self built) drive of like 128 MB. Ahh, the memories....
Rodney 1984
Rodney 1984 Aylar önce
K6 yep; AWE64 top notch sound playing doom/quake and getting called a hacker cause i could hear them, took me years before i messed around with hacking for a few weeks, just for giggles...
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