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Re: Avast 5 Beta on Windows 98
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2010, 03:43:03 AM »
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Sorry to somewhat interrupt the discussion here, but on a side note, the current version of Avast! 5 is running just fine on my Windows 2000 Professional computer, and that was made for Windows 95 back in 1996.
(Cyrix P150+ CPU @ 150 MHz, 128MB of crappy, old RAM. Supported or not, it seems to work regardless. Yay for Avast's accidental compatibility?)
I haven't tested it yet, but I have gotten Avast 4 running just fine in Win95A/B/C and Win981st/2nd/gold, so I'd imagine that minus some lag and issues getting it up at first, Avast 5 will probably continue to work despite it not being supported.

I thought that a warning message would appear when trying to install Avast 5 on an un-supported system?
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Re: Avast 5 Beta on Windows 98
« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2010, 10:22:47 AM »
Windows 2000 is supported (at least with all MS updates installed).
The support is not about the age of the system - but rather about it's capabilities. Windows 2000 is a fully Unicode, NT-based system... you can't compare it to Windows 95/98/ME, no matter if they are older or younger.

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Re: Avast 5 Beta on Windows 98
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2010, 02:30:51 PM »
So would Avast 5 still install on windows 98 but only work with certain things?

I ask as pondas says he had Avast 5 up and running fine on Win95A/B/C and Win981st/2nd/gold.  ???
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Re: Avast 5 Beta on Windows 98
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2010, 02:33:09 PM »
No, the operating system is missing some components/functions the program is bound to, so the program wouldn't start or install.

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Re: Avast 5 Beta on Windows 98
« Reply #79 on: September 09, 2011, 01:59:34 AM »
Hi Everyone...
  Yet more months later I must add my "10penneth" ... Well I build systems for friends and family and above all for fun. I've just finished a basic gaming rig for my 11yr old (Win7,Athlonx2 2G oczDDR2, HD4850, lots of aircooling in gaming tower, HD 19" Screen) cost less than ¬£100 ;- Wifes surfing/image editing/ebay tool (PhenomX3 2g DDR2 ram, Nvidia SLI onboard + PCIE) 17" hd monitor, My eldest sons, Upgrade tomorrow to Athlon Kuma will try to unlock cores, upgrade ram upgrade to 2g, OS to WIN7. My PC;- mostly a music creation tool, 4g OCZ Reaper, HD5450 graphics, M-audio Delta 2496 (delta 66 next week) Kuma 7850 Black Ed runs at 15c browsing, 25c under heavy load.... Your thinking "why has he mentioned all that on WIN98 thread?" BECAUSE brothers and twisters I am building a win98 music PC from old componants BECAUSE its a laugh, I enjoy tinkering. I had very little time with 95/98 before buying an XP tower in 2004. (My duel core lappy with 3g ram uses XP BTW, its better for DJ software than 7) I HAVE NO INTEREST IN vista (spits) but 98SE2 works really well. All I blooming well want is a free antivirus prog.... I've used Avast on any PC i get held of since 2007. The gaming mode is very useful and for a free tool it really is feature rich...
  ANYHOW Couldnt some like minded geeks concoct a way of supporting Avast4 (with Avasts permission of course) A similar scenario is the way that leaded petrol IS available in a select few places, purely for folk running classic cars. I've built a CLASSIC computer and I would love to protect it. I am indebted to Avast for providing its software free for home use, as due to a wonky spine I am unwaged. I would in no way suggest that Avast (er 6 is it now?) be useable on NT and 9x... BUT I think it would be pretty cool to allow some folk access to the code to Avast 4 so they could build a "Classic" version. As I said, unsupported by yourselves, BUT the next schmo who asks for older OS support could be redirected.... Incidentally, I say "so they could build..." cos I'm bloody useless at software probs.   Just to be annoying I'm going to post this as a start to a new topic, to see if theres any interest out there. Take care all.

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Re: Avast 5 Beta on Windows 98
« Reply #80 on: September 09, 2011, 02:31:47 AM »
Replied in the other topic, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=84438.0, to let this one go back to sleep.
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