Packard Bell 172204-01
This is yet ANOTHER one of those recovery discs that has no model associated to it, as far as I know. I have dozens of these Packard Bell discs (even though most of them have no model associated to them), so if they happen to be interesting, I might do some more!
Great start here with the runtime error, but it does work! Obviously, since this is a fresh VM, I will continue with the repartitioning process.
The recovery screen.
Now this is nice! It boots to some sort of Windows 98 environment, where you can actually restore the system.
And then, we're back to a familiar screen...
There is no floppy disk, but okay, I'll restart.
Pretty much ordinary Windows 98 setup.
And now, we have the system installing all of the applications. This is sort of similar to what Compaq/HP does.
This screen appears, you press Enter, and then your computer reboots.
And now, for the Windows 98 setup. It's pretty much the same as usual, so I won't really go into this in detail.
After installing VMware Tools.
Word 97. Pretty much the same thing as we've seen before.
KiddoNet, what appears to be some sort of kid-friendly web browser or something. That's kinda interesting.
Interestingly enough, the Microsoft Entertainment Pack is pre-installed.
Microsoft Works 4.5 for Windows 95. Again, I think we've seen this in a few other reviews by now.
Quicken 98. Again, we've seen this on other systems, so I'll just briefly glance over it.
MGI PhotoSuite, some random photo editing app.
For some reason, the installer for Personal Web Server is available on here, as well as FrontPage Express. That's actually pretty cool!
There's actually a menu that allows you to go into a "Kiddos" mode, which basically locks down your system.
There's also a "Basics" mode, which allows you to lock down your system, presumably so that new computer users don't mess things up.
That's just about it for this review! All in all, I found the various tools on this system very interesting. I might do more of these in the future!