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Old 08-14-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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bought a pack-mate (packard bell 386)at a garage sale for $5. 3.3m of ram and 40 m of harddrive,the processor runs at 16 megs!! the date codes on the chips say 1990. at first I thought the OS was win 3.0 but it has no audio inputs or outputs,but it does have a mouse port, so im guessing its win2.0???? it might be DOS but would a DOS computer have any use for mouse?? I cant boot it up it keeps giving me a configuration error so it never gets to the desktop. any ideas.
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Lol. Donate it to a museum?
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Set it to boot to floppy, try loading DOS 6.22 or Windows 3.1 on it. Then fire up a copy of WordPerfect 5.1 and you're in business!

Windows 3.0/3.1

DOS 6.22

WordPerfect 5.1
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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there were, back in the day, software that used a mouse under dos.
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