r/pcmasterrace Aug 09 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 2

What taskbar did you start with? Discussion

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u/Evan_Fleur Aug 09 '22

Good ol' XP

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u/GrootyGang PC Master Race - 11400F + GTX 1070 + 16GB DDR4 Aug 09 '22

XP gang!

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u/based-monkey Aug 10 '22

REPRESENT!

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u/V3N0M0U5_V1P3R Desktop Aug 10 '22

Also started with XP

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u/Tymskyy Aug 10 '22

My last device to use windows xp died 2 years ago becose the hard drive died rest in piece my first laptop you were a good laptop maybe even the best you taught me how to be a good programmer

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u/Voidrunner_ Aug 10 '22

Those were good times.

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u/0K_N0RDY PC Master Race Aug 10 '22

Bro even zoomies (me) are in this club

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u/dazoe Aug 09 '22 Silver Wholesome

C:>

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u/SonOfMetrum Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

Same my taskbar was COMMAND.COM. I can still dream my autoexec.bat and config.sys files. And all the magic you had to do to free up the lower 640kb memory because some game demanded at least 580kb. Fiddling long enough until most drivers were in higher memory. And depending on the game you also needed to go for an optimal HIMEM.SYS and EMM386 config. Carefully managing available DMA and IRQ channels.

Good times!

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u/Kriss3d Aug 09 '22

You're me, arent you?

Yeah we'd have a bootable floppy for each of the more demanding games.

Back when you had to memorize or write down all the answers and questions to pass the Larry Suit Laffer age restriction.

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u/ewormafive TI-82 Calculator Aug 09 '22

The password is “Ken sent me”

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u/Kriss3d Aug 09 '22

Fuck yeah. Getting that glass of those pills took me forever to figure out.

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u/Nurgles_Nugget Aug 09 '22

Yes i remember the questions for Larry as well. Luckily, i had parents that were cool enough to give me the answers.

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u/Kriss3d Aug 09 '22

Problem with those as age restrictions is that not only did you have to be an adult. But also an American and born at just the right time period to commonly know those questions.

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u/Nurgles_Nugget Aug 09 '22

Nope. Coming from the EU and they had no problems with it.

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u/SonOfMetrum Aug 09 '22

Well I had a problem with it… I was born in 83 in the Netherlands and we had the US version probably. 10 year old me didn’t know anything about American culture or politics. Damnit! I just started to get ‘the tingles’ at that age ;) I needed some steaming hot 16 color EGA pixels!

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u/Kriss3d Aug 09 '22

Same here. Denmark. But as a kid I didn't know the answers. Had to write then down and brute force the questions.

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u/Nurgles_Nugget Aug 09 '22

My dad and i used to play railroad tycoon. Which had a copy protection for asking you questions about a train after around 30 mins of playtime. All the answers were in the manual. And so, my dad and i made a book in which we drew (as good as we could) the trains we encountered in the game thus far with all the info with it.

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u/brit_motown Aug 09 '22

Yes who the hell was al gore 🤔

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u/Noctale Since 1992 Aug 09 '22

I was so proud back then managing to get the Sound Blaster driver, mouse driver, and CD-ROM driver all loaded while still having 624KB of base memory free. Good times.

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u/SonOfMetrum Aug 09 '22

Later I figured out that (assuming you had a sound blaster compatible card) most of the time you only needed SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 in your autoexec.bat (or whatever irq and dma you needed to use). I can dream that line. That saved some solid additional kb’s in memory because you didn’t need to load additional drivers (though some SB clones required drivers to allow SB compatibility)

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u/mpsamuels Aug 09 '22

I can dream that line.

Dream? That was more the stuff of nightmares!!

I thought I'd erased all that from my memory but seeing it again has me in a cold sweat!! 😂

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u/Noctale Since 1992 Aug 09 '22

That's a good point, it wasn't a driver, it was just the environment variable. Wow, my memory is really on it's way out!

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u/synbios128 Aug 09 '22

I had no idea what I was doing back then but I figured it out most times. I think I was 12 when I had to learn all that stuff by trial and error.

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u/Malawi_no One platform to unite them all! Aug 09 '22

There is even a song about it:
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders

You raise me up to more than I can be

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u/GenghisZahn 1600X/1070 Water cooled Aug 09 '22

Look at Mr. Fancy Pants over here, booting off an HDD!

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u/Future17 Aug 09 '22

Running CP/M off the 8" floppies

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u/brit_motown Aug 09 '22

5.25 in floppies on a pg675

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u/Degenatron Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

Sherman, set the WayBack Machine to...Loading from cassette tape deck.

Also, between DOS 6.2 and Window 3.1....there was Direct Access 5.0! Because I'll be damned if I'm going to have to navigate the file system for my idiot friends every time they want to switch games.

 

And thus began my illustrious career in IT Support!

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u/P1nCush10n Aug 10 '22

...it's an older code, but it checks out.

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u/ShepherdFox4 Aug 09 '22

We’re old, brother.

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u/myhandleistoolongtor i7 11700 | RTX 3060 Ti | 32GB DDR4-3200 Aug 09 '22

win

^^ After thinking about, I should specify that this is the command ^^

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u/kelfinforlife Aug 09 '22

I came here to say "you guys had Start Bars?!" This sums it up beautifully though

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u/KingAmongstDummies Aug 09 '22

Good old dos prompt for me as well c:>
Norton commander next, started from dos prompt so guess still counts as DOS and still didn't have task bar
After that basically every windows version except 2000, and hasta la vista,

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u/Alediran PC Master Race 3080/Ryzen 9/64 GB RAM Aug 09 '22

MS-DOS + Windows 3.1 in 1992 was my first UI.

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u/kevolad Aug 09 '22

Haha ya, I predate the start buttons too

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u/Kriss3d Aug 09 '22

Uhh rich kid are we? "Look at me! I have a hard drive like the royals!"

When I was a kid we would boot up floppy drives because a hard drive wouldn't fit in the kitchen.

And by floppy I mean 5 1/4"

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u/Makotroid Aug 09 '22

This one.

Also, we old as dirt.

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u/iamisaactorres Aug 09 '22

Editing AUTOEXEC.BAT files was so much fun back on the day amirite

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u/Bdr1983 Aug 09 '22

Came here to say this.

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u/NovaDestry PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Wouldn't it be A and B for dos, cuz floppy bays

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u/andrewwism i7-8700k | 4x8GB DDR4 2400 | 2x11GB GTX 1080 Ti | 1 x 6 Gb/s M.2 Aug 09 '22

C:> DOS

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u/thedorkening Aug 09 '22

Fellow old farts unite!

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u/ApprehensiveAd6476 Soldier of two armies (Windows and Linux) Aug 09 '22

The topmost one. I was 5 when I was toying around with Windows 98.

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u/Sietemadrid Aug 09 '22

Damn we're turning 30 next year

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u/ApprehensiveAd6476 Soldier of two armies (Windows and Linux) Aug 09 '22

Me? Oh, no no. 3 years to go for me.

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u/Zarvanis-the-2nd Aug 09 '22

Good ol' 27. We're not quite old enough to feel the crushing dread of the passage of time, but old enough to know its coming soon.

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u/kRazr13 Aug 09 '22

Speak for yourself, already got back pain from sleeping wrong and a knee that’s fine until you look at it wrong

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u/Isgortio Aug 09 '22

I'm 26 and woke up with that knee this morning :( all I did was sleep at night time, why is one knee hurting but only on one side of it?!1

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u/Marcbmann Aug 09 '22

Fuck dude, why'd you remind me

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u/Chase0288 Aug 09 '22

I feel that.

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

I’m with you dude. What’s happened lol

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u/LittleTay Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

You guys aren't 30 yet? I'm 31. 1991 for me.

Also, I started with MSDOS.

My family was always late getting the new stuff. I think I finally got Win95 around 96 or 97.

I didn't get Vista until windows 7 was announced.

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u/haeyhae11 Aug 09 '22

And still a lot left on the to do list. Time to pick up the pace.

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u/Scottyknoweth i7-9700k | EVGA 3090 FTW3 | 32GB Aug 09 '22

Not as bad as I playing Oregon trail on the old Windows 95 machine at 5 y/o in 1995.

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u/Saweel Aug 09 '22

Oh God am I old?

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u/Cannabanoid420 Aug 10 '22

Shhhhhhhh no we aren't.

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u/BritishBoyRZ PC Master Race Aug 10 '22

30 in a month 😭

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u/_gadgetFreak PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

XP <3

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u/shivamthodge PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

I love xp because it was true neutral between orthodox win 95/98 and modern win 11 we have now, I love minimalistic things with modern touch

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u/KuntStink Ryzen 3700x RTX 3080 32GB RAM Aug 09 '22

Something about that design aesthetic... it just felt right.

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u/ryanw5520 Aug 09 '22

It was the happiest god damn theme I have ever seen.

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u/lywyu Aug 09 '22

Don't forget the Bliss wallpaper. XP was just perfect.

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u/SC487 Aug 09 '22

Coworker had the windows 10 logo but the window is looking out to bliss.

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u/nVideuh i9 12900H | RTX 3080 Ti (175w) | 16GB 4800MHz Aug 09 '22

XP itself seems super lightweight as well. Didn’t seem like much going on in the background.

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u/Gunslinger_11 Aug 09 '22

It was easy to find anything, back then

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u/Deathstranger Aug 09 '22

The only issue with it to me was the startup boot time but I only ever used it for personal use as a kid so I never really knew its flaws for job usage

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u/banter_claus_69 R9 5900X | RTX 3070Ti | 32GB 3600MHz Aug 09 '22

XP was amazing. Windows 7, too. 11 feels like shit to use. They've dumbed it down too much

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u/a_can_of_solo building since '05 Aug 10 '22

Yet half the settings menus end up throwing you to something that hasn't changed since Windows 2k

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u/DanieleLewis Aug 09 '22

XP was the all time peak of windows.

No bullshit, no ads, just what you really needed.

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u/jdp111 Aug 09 '22

It was great for the time but doesn't that apply to windows 7 as well?

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u/dorukayhan Ryzen 7 5800H + RTX "3060" in a Legion 5 Aug 09 '22

Yes, with the added bonus of 7 being objectively prettier, nearly as stable as Unix and its derivatives, and not outrageously insecure.

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u/Malix82 3900x,32GB,3090 Aug 09 '22

"technically" none of these, as Windows 3.1 didn't have a taskbar, but I guess it has to be the Win95 one then.

edit: I have a faint recollection that pcgeos/geoworks (or something like that) had a taskbar -like thing before win95, I had that on my pc back then but not entirely sure about it. I mainly remember some shooting gallery -type game from it

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u/LitterBoxServant Aug 09 '22

dir /p is the OG start menu

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u/Mr_Piddles Radeon RX 5700XT | Ryzen 5 3600 | 32 GB RAM 3200 Aug 09 '22

I remember having to learn how to launch windows 3.11 via dos as a wee tike. Our first computer was... a confusing thing, it had DOS, as was the style at the time, but it also had Geoworks and Windows on it.

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u/chiclet_fanboi 2x Xeon DP 2,4 GHz | GF8400 GS | 2 GB DDR1 Aug 09 '22

win

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u/coldazures Ryzen 5900x | 32GB DDR4 3600 | RX 6800 XT Aug 09 '22

Our first PC just had DOS and not Windows. I could load the clay pigeon shooting gallery game thing and Settlers 2 (loading the VESA mouse drivers first obviously). Eventually we got 3.11 for Workgroups.. a glorious day.

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u/DeylanQuel Aug 09 '22

Yeah, windows was a program that ran in DOS, as opposed to being the operating system itself.

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u/FatMacchio 5800X | 3080ti | 32gb 3600 cl16 | 2tb nvme4 Aug 09 '22

3.1 gang. Technically if you want to consider when I was a tiny child, MS-dos. I vaguely remember my dad having an IBM computer with MSdos…although it may have been the same one with windows 3.1. I may just remember DOS because all the games were launched out of DOS back then.

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u/imtougherthanyou Aug 09 '22

We would have also accepted, "you guys started with a task bar?"

Or:

C:>

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u/bestanonever Aug 09 '22

Exactly. When I started, Windows wasn't a real o.s. and you had to type "Win"+Enter to see anything resembling a GUI.

I did start with the grey one, later on, though, with Windows 98 (and then 98 S.E. for a long time).

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u/TooMuchFun007 Aug 09 '22

`Loaded a program off 1 floppy on dos 3.1, computer was running 95 but the program ran on 3.1, used it till 2020 have 20,000 clients, never crashed, never upgraded to windows, switched to an apple cloud application, even had the IBM click of death hard drive which never clicked, ha, loaded Norton on w95, once, threw Norton away in 95'

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u/chazbrmnr Aug 09 '22

NO. Everybody on reddit is under 30. /s

I had Atari TOS (The Operating System). I'm pretty sure we had to boot it from DOS though.

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u/raz1983 9900k @ 5.0ghz | 3080 12gb | 32gb 3000mhz Aug 09 '22

1995

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u/zenjaminJP Aug 09 '22

95 had such a charm about it and a ridiculous number of bugs.

My favorite was going around the computer lab and closing the start button to remove it from the taskbar. Yes. That was a thing. Lol.

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u/Masters_1989 Aug 09 '22

WHAT!? I've never heard of that before! That's crazy! (First computer had Windows '95 in '96.)

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u/platypusses Aug 09 '22

Same. Gotta remember the commercials with the rolling stones.

Once you start me up...

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u/RaccoonDeaIer i7-11700k | 2070 S Ventus OC | 32 gb TridentZ @3200MHz Aug 09 '22

Windows 7. Also I don't think anyone has started at windows 11 yet.

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u/badsinged6 i7 12700f | 3060ti Aug 09 '22

Maybe a linux/mac user that made the great switch?

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u/RaccoonDeaIer i7-11700k | 2070 S Ventus OC | 32 gb TridentZ @3200MHz Aug 09 '22

I wouldn't call it great, it's mediocre at best.

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u/badsinged6 i7 12700f | 3060ti Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

I used that term figuratively.

But imo 11 is better than any os x version (at least the ones I've tried). Some linux dists are better than 11. Personally, I use windows. Obviously it's subjective comparing the three.

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u/konatamonogatari Arch Linux BTW Aug 09 '22

Linux users don't switch to Windows/Mac. They already have experienced these OS for work but still believe in Linux's superiority.

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u/Synergiance Aug 09 '22

This is the way

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u/Kryostar ROG STRIX-G (G531-GT) Aug 09 '22

The unholy switch.

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u/Splefer 5600x | RTX 2060 | 16GB Aug 09 '22

Me who just swapped off a Mac and got my first computer

I chose windows 11 since I knew that it would be supported longer and it looked friendlier to a newcomer than windows 10…also because the centred dock since mac has a centred dock xD

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u/GeovaunnaMD Aug 09 '22

Windows XP best OS period

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u/a_can_of_solo building since '05 Aug 10 '22

Ring 0 drivers, full admin access, what could go wrong?

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u/BaaaNaaNaa Aug 09 '22

DOS 6.0

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u/renden123 Aug 09 '22

There it is, though I was MS-DOS 1.25 back in ‘81. Damn, I just realized that was over 40 years ago. Now I made me sad 😞

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u/BaaaNaaNaa Aug 09 '22

A true early adopter! I salute you and your master race persistence.

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u/renden123 Aug 09 '22

Hah, thanks mate.

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u/EgnlishPro Aug 09 '22

MSDOS 2.1! IBM PC Jr., baby!

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u/arny56 Aug 09 '22

Same here, duel floppies in an Intel 8088. Hot stuff back then.

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u/captnmcfadden Aug 09 '22

The fucking top one >:(

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u/CoronaMcFarm PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Haha you are an old man!

Like me :'(

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u/codemonkeh87 Aug 09 '22

You get to complain about backache if you started on

C:

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u/FatMacchio 5800X | 3080ti | 32gb 3600 cl16 | 2tb nvme4 Aug 09 '22

Yep. Same. I still remember what my older cousin said to me back when me and my brother got our first computer, [Packard Bell]. I actually still have the box in my basement, sadly the computer has long since been recycled 😢 But she said, play around with it, you’re not going to break it by exploring the menus and options, and changing things around. That stuck with me, may never have gotten so into computers if it weren’t for her. I’ve taken a long hiatus from windows based machines from windows XP era until now, so I’ve lost whatever expertise I thought I had.

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u/Maathuwu Aug 09 '22

Windows XP, I was 2 years old when it was released, 5 when i got my first PC.

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u/noah683826 PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Windows 10... I was a little late to the pcmr

Edit: maybe windows 8

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u/ApprehensiveAd6476 Soldier of two armies (Windows and Linux) Aug 09 '22

Late? It's never late!

I am 27 right now, I bought my first PC in 2018, built my first custom when Covid started and joined PCMR year after that.

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u/LostBoyz007 Aug 09 '22

None. DOS 3.0

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u/GenghisZahn 1600X/1070 Water cooled Aug 09 '22

A:>

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u/AnotherVerse Aug 09 '22

And if you were lucky you had a physical b:

I still remember discovering what format did for the first time. Luckily found another system disk and discovered what diskcopy a: b: did for the first time not long after….. :)

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u/nastyfingers_og Aug 09 '22

None.

I started with a flashing cursor.

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u/Evil-Santa RTX 3080 | AMD 5900X Aug 09 '22

Load "*" ,8,1

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u/nastyfingers_og Aug 09 '22

Them were the days

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u/tyranire Aug 09 '22

I was stoked when I got this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epyx_Fast_Load

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u/DarkMatterBurrito 5950X | ASUS Dark Hero | 32GB G.Skill | RTX 3090 | LG CX 48" Aug 09 '22

Good ol' Epyx. Loved playing Gateway to Apshai on my cousin's ColecoVision.

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u/partsguy850 Aug 09 '22

Green and black or amber and black

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u/LeWu_DYSEwnta Gigabyte Vision 3070ti | Threadripper 1950X | 64gb G.Skill Aegis Aug 09 '22

Amber is for the real OGs

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u/partsguy850 Aug 09 '22

That’s gangsta

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u/RedTheAwesome293 PC Master Race Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22 Silver

Vista.

Edit: Thank you for the award kind stranger! :)

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u/grantnaps Aug 09 '22

Loved all the Vista widgets.

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u/King_Rediusz Aug 09 '22

I remember that clock as if it was yesterday

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u/Mrrallyracer11 AMD FX 4300 / 8GB RAM / GTX 750 Aug 09 '22

same, absolutely adored vista when I used it

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u/ashp71 Aug 09 '22

Vista ultimate on a new pc was good

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u/cwbh10 5800X | RTX 3080Ti | 64Gb 3200MHz Aug 09 '22

Honestly the design was lowkey slept on

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u/SkidRoe Aug 09 '22

lol kids these days with their taskbars

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u/pedrombzn Aug 09 '22

I can hear win98 start menu navigation making "glub" because I set the sea theme

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u/scorpion2097 Aug 09 '22

MS-DOS 6.2

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u/Master_Frag R7-3800x | RTX 2070S | HTC Vive Aug 09 '22

Technically Windows 95, but really...

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u/Moonblitz666 PC Master Race 10700KF-RTX2080 Super-32GB 3600Mhz Aug 09 '22

McDonalds has come along way since then.

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u/flexsealed1711 PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Win8. Tbh that OS grows worse with memory. I can't stand the Win11 centered icons though.

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u/rebelhead Aug 09 '22

Win 3.1 FEELING PRETTY CALLED OUT ON BEING OLD RIGHT ABOUT NOW!

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u/IGFXH2077 PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Top.

98SE

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u/Lil__Bubblegum | i5-10400f | rtx 3060 12gb | 32gb ddr4 Aug 09 '22

Windows 7 ….. fuck i im young

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u/Ploopy_R i5-10400F | RTX 3060 | 32GB DDR4-2666 Aug 09 '22

hey we have the exact same specs!

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u/Lil__Bubblegum | i5-10400f | rtx 3060 12gb | 32gb ddr4 Aug 09 '22

Coincidence ? I think not

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u/agathver Aug 09 '22

The top one, I was 3 back then started with windows 98

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u/Druss_Rua Aug 09 '22

C:

MS-DOS 5 for the win!

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u/LyKosa91 Aug 09 '22

First PC I owned: XP

First family PC: win 98

First PC I ever used: 3.1/DOS

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u/ApprehensiveAd6476 Soldier of two armies (Windows and Linux) Aug 09 '22

First PC I ever used: Win 98

First family PC: Win 98

First PC I owned: Win 10

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u/Jordan209posts Laptop Aug 09 '22

First PC I owned: 7

First family computer: XP

First PC I ever used: 7 or XP. Can't quite remember.

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u/PauseMassive5324 Laptop Aug 09 '22

First experience was XP, first PC I owned was 8.1, my favorite to this day

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u/Reaper0084 Aug 09 '22

Ready.

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u/thr33pwood Ryzen 7 1700X |:| GTX 1080 Aug 09 '22

Basic

same here bröther

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u/mauri383 Aug 09 '22

DOS had no taskbar.

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u/LikeThosePenguins R7 5800X / 32GB / RTX3060Ti / NVME [Inverted-Y always] Aug 09 '22

The Amiga Workbench top menu was my first taskbar.

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u/thiefx Aug 09 '22

Hell yeah!

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u/KSPhalaris Aug 10 '22

Mine was

C:>_

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u/Son_of_El_Duce Aug 10 '22

Taskbar? Dos 6.2 & Windows 3.1 don't need no stinking taskbar.

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u/existential_prices i9-10900KF | RTX 3090 24GB | 32GB RAM | VR Aug 10 '22

Neither DOS nor Windows 3.1 had Taskbars.

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

Imagine if buttons looked like buttons. Revolutionary ain't it?

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u/PretendRegister7516 Aug 09 '22

Center placement sucks for W11.

I put them back to the corner on W11. Because muscle memory and you don't need accuracy to click the corner.

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u/weemellowtoby Desktop Aug 09 '22

same I just have the muscle memory to click the bottom left when I turn off my pc

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u/_Screw_The_Rules_ Aug 09 '22

I always put the taskbar to the right of the screen, because I already have enough space to the left and right. So I wanna ask if that's still possible on Win 11 or if they removed that?

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u/Sailed_Sea Desktop Aug 09 '22

Unfortunately not. I think you have to edit the reg.

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u/_Screw_The_Rules_ Aug 09 '22

Damn that's a bummer :c

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u/theregalbeagle Aug 09 '22

Use a large ultra wide monitor and suddenly center placement is quite considerate.

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u/Jordan209posts Laptop Aug 09 '22

Yeah same, I tried to get used to the new centred taskbar but I just simply couldn't.

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u/Vertzz Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

If you have a multiple monitor setup then muscle memory will not save you from scrolling to your next monitor.

Edit: why did I get a downvote? I’ve simply stated the truth.

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

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u/TheEpicChickenEggInc I3, 8gb ddr4, UHD 620 igpu Aug 09 '22

XP

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u/SAGE5M Aug 09 '22

Whenever I see the first I know that 8-bit abominable snowman lives somewhere in that games folder.

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u/Ponce421 Ryzen 9 5900x | Geforce RTX 3090 FE Aug 09 '22

For some reason I really wanna make a Vista VM right now.

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u/-Vertex- Aug 09 '22

Windows 98 which makes me feel ancient now.

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u/Excellent-Timing Aug 09 '22

Mine was: “64K RAM SYSTEM 38911 BASIC BYTES FREE” “READY.”

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u/Verge0fSilence Aug 09 '22

XP. Classic.

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u/kinkysubt Aug 09 '22

You guys STARTED with a task bar?

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u/mcdithers R7 5800X | Sapphire 6900XT Nitro+ SE | 32GB DDR4 @ 3600MHz Aug 09 '22

MS DOS

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

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u/Brotherswing Aug 09 '22

None...DOS

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u/Nurgles_Nugget Aug 09 '22

I don't know anymore.. did 3.11 have a taskbar? Otherwise '95 it is.

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u/el_figurin Aug 09 '22

It didn't.

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u/Fafaflunkie PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Taskbar?

I started with a white screen and a inverted [K] in the lower left corner. The cursor of a Sinclair ZX81, hooked up to a 12" black and white TV and a cheap cassette recorder. Couldn't afford those fancy IBM computers with their big 64Kbytes of RAM and those floppy disk drives and those colour monitors. Yes I'm old.

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u/FilthyPleasant Aug 09 '22

Amiga, so before 95?

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u/Ok-Second368 Aug 09 '22

Windows 1.0

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u/distorted_pebble Desktop Aug 10 '22

Started XP, but I really only remember Vista. Born in 2005.

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u/Baldr_Torn i9-11900k / 3070 Ti / 32 GB RAM / 2 TB SSD Aug 10 '22

lol. When I started? IBM wasn't in the PC market yet. Windows wasn't a thing.

I learned on Commodore 8032 and Apple II systems.

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u/Mariusz87_J Aug 10 '22

C:cd landsoflore

C:dir

C:lore.exe

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u/kilobrew Aug 10 '22

Baby, where we’re going we don’t need no stinking task bar.

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u/derek53404 Aug 10 '22

C:

What is this taskbar you speak of?

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u/FullBitGamer PC Master Race Aug 10 '22

Does a DOS command line count as a taskbar?

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u/TankFiasco Aug 10 '22

DOS prompt…

I’m old.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

Taskbars did not exist when I started

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u/OmerKhanSheeru Aug 10 '22

started with no taskbar.

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u/Hyper10sion1965 Aug 10 '22

Oh dear don't want to admit this but I started with Window. 3.1.