Windows 98 Desktop menu

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    Windows 98 Desktop menu

    Hello,
    My windows desktop "start menu" used to be a silver grey blueish
    colour. I was doing some cleanup, and must have clicked on the wrong
    thing, and now my menus are a green colour.

    How can I get my original colours back? I can hardly see the black text
    on the green background.

    Thank you.

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    Depends on what you did. Most likely you just changed the color scheme.

    Right click on your desktop > Click 'Properties' > Go to the 'Appearance' tab > from the drop-down labeled 'Scheme,' select "Windows Standard" > Go to the 'Settings' tab > ensure that Colors is set to at least "256 Colors," but preferably switch it to "High Color (16-bit)" or "True Color (32-bit)"

    If the colors still aren't correct, go to START > Settings > Control Panel > click on 'Accesability Options' > go to the 'Display' tab > ensure that "Use High Contrast" is not checked.
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    you are still using windows 98!?
    im really curious to know what win98 offers that xp doesnt!?
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    it runs on a P2 with 64MB RAM.

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    And everything before XP doesn't require "Activation". i.e. it's easy to pirate (Arrr Matey!)
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    Yeah, cause there isn't a billion pirated copies of XP floating around.
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    so running it on a pII pc wouldnt be wise to me! it is out dated! what can a person do with a PII now!!? no really !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterx View Post
    so running it on a pII pc wouldnt be wise to me! it is out dated! what can a person do with a PII now!!? no really !!
    Surf the web, use E-mail and write documents...
    I've got a PII CPU somewhere in my closet. I'm sure it would also make a nice paper weight.

    You think anybody would buy my PIII 450MHz system for about $30? That seems to be about the price I see on Ebay.
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    PIII system for $30!? Can I have a dozen?

    My server runs on a PIII (600mhz I think) with 64 or 128MB RAM, 3x250GB harddrives in RAID (Linux's software RAID). Debian Linux, Apache + PHP + MySQL web server for a small company (my family's), SAMBA file server, mail server (postfix + dovecot), print server, FTP server, scan server (used to be our NAT + firewall, too). Working great! Haven't rebooted in a few months (I think that's when I did a kernel upgrade).

    Now I'm thinking about overclocking it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterx View Post
    so running it on a pII pc wouldnt be wise to me! it is out dated! what can a person do with a PII now!!? no really !!
    I run a cluster of 16 x PII-233's. Although they are reaching their limit of use except as suplimentary heating in the winter. Altogether they barely have the throughput of a P4-HT 3.2GHz. They do a damned good job of keeping the house warm though. The extra crunching power is a nice bonus to its primary use as an HVAC unit
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    I run a cluster of 16 x PII-233's. Although they are reaching their limit of use except as suplimentary heating in the winter. Altogether they barely have the throughput of a P4-HT 3.2GHz. They do a damned good job of keeping the house warm though. The extra crunching power is a nice bonus to its primary use as an HVAC unit
    Seems kind of inefficient for what would be a 1000-1500W heater (with the power supply heat added). The CPUs themselves would only generate about 500W of heat.

    This little guy generates all of that at the size of about two power supplies side-by-side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    PIII system for $30!? Can I have a dozen?

    My server runs on a PIII (600mhz I think) with 64 or 128MB RAM, 3x250GB harddrives in RAID (Linux's software RAID). Debian Linux, Apache + PHP + MySQL web server for a small company (my family's), SAMBA file server, mail server (postfix + dovecot), print server, FTP server, scan server (used to be our NAT + firewall, too). Working great! Haven't rebooted in a few months (I think that's when I did a kernel upgrade).

    Now I'm thinking about overclocking it...
    A dozen for $30 or a dozen for 12 x $30?

    Mine is a PIII 450MHz with 384MB RAM, 80GB HD & 13GB HD (both very noisy). If you were in Toronto and wanted to haul it out of here, it's yours for $30.
    I should have sold it a long time ago when it might be worth more.
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    Unfortunately I'm a Canada away in Vancouver. Shipping would probably cost a few times that

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