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Thinkpad a22e fastest OS?

#1 Post by trylgsk » Thu Nov 30, 2023 4:32 am

Hello, i have been considering to install windows 3.1/95 on my old a22e since even windows 98 is getting a little slower, ive considered to install windows xp on it once, but ive figured that the specs would be very slow for XP

128 MB ram
Ati Mobility Rage-M 4mb GPU
20 gb HDD
Intel Celeron 800 mhz cpu

Would Windows 3.1 or 95 be possible on the a22e? How would i be able to make win98 faster? Would XP have the same performance as 98? Thanks

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#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:30 am

W98SE or W2K come to mind.
An SSD would be overkill, but try Samsung HM160HC 160GB, 5400rpm, THE best IDE/PATA drive.
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Re: Thinkpad a22e fastest OS?

#3 Post by Gonzaleitor » Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:21 am

Win 98 needs to be reinstalled once in a while But I think that your specs are great for that OS. Maybe you can multiboot with those OSs. For XP 128mb of RAM is less than recommended, if I were You I would at least double that RAM.
As RBS said, maybe you need to replace your HDD because it may be dying and slowing down your system.

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