LGR - Restoring a 1999 Gateway Essential 450 PC

29 mar 2019
892 139 wyświetleń

Time to clean up and restore this late 90s Gateway computer! 3dfx Voodoo 3, Sound Blaster 128, Windows 98, oh yes. Join me in getting this unloved machine back to factory fresh condition!
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  • Ahh man i kinda miss the icons of Windows 95/98. And *My* *Briefcase* really takes me back. Windows 98 was my favorite from that era. I liked 2000 for a bit but XP was my favorite for a long time. I used XP from 2003 to 2014 when I finally broke down and started using Windows 7 which became my 2nd favorite. My biggest complaint about Windows 7 was the overhaul of Paint. I think Windows 95/98/2000/XP Paint was the best. It was so limited but of you knew how to use it you could make some kick ass art. I used to have up to 10 different bitmap files open at once and use them as makeshift layers. It's just too bad they were only bitmap based, a vector version might've been cool.

    WhiteTylerPerryWhiteTylerPerry2 dni temu
  • 3:37 very strange Clint noises...

    TechTreasuresTechTreasures2 dni temu
  • Oh wow... Blast from the past! I had the 500mhz version of the Gateway Essential, it was my daily driver PC for years and years, until I finally upgraded to an AMD Athlon based system. Much as people loved to hate on Gateway back in the days, only things I ever upgraded was the memory and the stock HDD. Fantastic machine for the era...

    looneyburgmusiclooneyburgmusic3 dni temu
  • I have a p6-450 with the same case that came to me without drives that I'm trying to restore. Does anyone know if the bios can handle 250gb atapi drives?

    William BurgessWilliam Burgess4 dni temu
  • the 5 dollar windows 98 PC

    howtobebasic 2howtobebasic 26 dni temu
  • What model is that monitor?

    qpwoeiruty850qpwoeiruty8508 dni temu
  • I used to have this pc. Was my first machine with a CD burner. Lots of good memories.

    Mike TuckerMike Tucker10 dni temu
  • My mom had an old windows 98 laptop and I would play the shit out of putt putt enters the race

    SwaffleSwaffle11 dni temu
  • Hey I had one of these

    Eric BrownEric Brown11 dni temu
  • 14:50

    Justin HansenJustin Hansen12 dni temu
  • Wow we had the same one! Crazy to see a gateway again

    Crypto DamusCrypto Damus12 dni temu
  • I think this was the exact original family PC from when I was ~3 yrs old. Played Tarzan and Emperor's New Groove on that thing. Took ages for it to start up though and bring up a webpage

    S.M.PS.M.P12 dni temu
  • I worked Gateway tech support 20 years ago. This brings back memories.

    QaddoshQaddosh13 dni temu
  • Windows 98: DO NOT MAKE A COPY OF THIS DISK. Linus Tech Tips Left The Chat

    Jan RomanJan Roman14 dni temu
  • asot

    ShadoeShadoe14 dni temu
  • I felt dirty just *looking* at the gunk inside that thing! It brought back some memories though...

    John SmithJohn Smith16 dni temu
  • Love that Gateway is back on Walmart.com

    Gavinn SwannGavinn Swann17 dni temu
  • How to get custom OEM information on Windows 98?

    LogarytmsLogarytms18 dni temu
  • I had the same type. Specs... 64 mb ram 20 gb harddrive 733 mhz cpu celeron Windows me Later upgraded. 384 mb memmory Windows xp Lol

    AnonyMous LulzSecAnonyMous LulzSec19 dni temu
  • This would be great for a sleeper build!

    GrimaceBSXGrimaceBSX19 dni temu
  • Dude, let people play Flight Simulator in peace!

    Peter WilsonPeter Wilson19 dni temu
  • i had one a few years ago i loved it and used it a lot even though it was 2016

    redneckmech 2007redneckmech 200720 dni temu
  • "FARTS-BALLS-FARTS-BALLS-FARTS" lol at that product key

    gen_angrygen_angry21 dzień temu
  • You fool! I just stole your Windows 98 Product Key! For anyone else who wants it: FARTS-BALLS-FARTS-BALLS

    Harry CallahanHarry Callahan21 dzień temu
  • "It gets weird at times" 😂😂

    Pronator TendonPronator Tendon21 dzień temu
  • I had 1 Kinda Like that 1 But it wasnt that tall i think it was the 333 or 433 Celaron ver wish i could find 1 for cheap

    LionstarLionstar22 dni temu
  • gateway goback was you can can Like Apples time machine But i never had any Luck with it

    LionstarLionstar22 dni temu
  • I perfer the fabric furniture stick on fests because it reduces vibrations a lot.

    Moua XiongMoua Xiong24 dni temu
  • He flies so low because he’s flying solo.

    Ben AlvarezBen Alvarez24 dni temu
  • This looks like my wife's mother's third computer she ever had. It was a nice little computer. I think I liked her NEC ReadyPC with the neat little Merlin Wizard computer program built-in a bit more.

    Charlie DobsonCharlie Dobson26 dni temu
  • some other tech yter i watch who restores old computers uses a vacuum on suction mode when cleaning computers and..... uhhhhh

    Milo DeMeloMilo DeMelo26 dni temu
  • 8:28 Anybody notice that the “Tools” tab under the check for errors section said “Last checked for errors 5554 days ago.”?

    ??????28 dni temu
  • Putt Putt brought back some memories... Wow, lol

    Travis CorbettTravis Corbett28 dni temu
  • Had this machine!

    hwy419hwy41929 dni temu
  • 1:48 how many tries did that take. That was slick af

    Bro SkiBro SkiMiesiąc temu
  • Plane noises in Microsoft flightsimulator: YES! Plane noises in real life: NO!

    Mattias FestinMattias FestinMiesiąc temu
  • once more, but i'm tired

    Mephusto WestMephusto WestMiesiąc temu
  • 14:53 _that's what she said_

    oubriokooubriokoMiesiąc temu
  • Windows OS recommended for retro PC:- (LGR Approval required) Windows XP for Pentium III Window 98 for Pentium II Window 95 for Pentium I & 486 Windows 3.11 for 386

    Trick or TreatTrick or TreatMiesiąc temu
  • That Pentium 3 logo in brochure makes me nostalgia how epic is intel logo at that time.

    Yohanes CandraYohanes CandraMiesiąc temu
  • I’m pretty sure I had this PC as a young kid. Mine ran Windows 2000 but also had an installation CD for Windows 98 SE. I vividly remember playing a shareware Donkey Kong clone called Champ Kong on this thing.

    professorjordanprofessorjordanMiesiąc temu
  • My first (memory wise) pc!

    GrimaceBSXGrimaceBSXMiesiąc temu
  • The airplanes just want to say hi D:

    TrijetzTrijetzMiesiąc temu
  • 3Dfx Voodoo 3, could do with one of those too! lol

    Terry GlasgowTerry GlasgowMiesiąc temu
  • $5 Windows 98 PC

    bandytabandytaMiesiąc temu
  • This video brings back memories. I had a P2 450 Gateway computer and I remember the cramped interior and sharp edges of the case. And how it was a pain to to add and remove components.

    Mark AbeleMark AbeleMiesiąc temu
  • Tuve una p4 buena cachanga corren bien

    dkhl02dkhl02Miesiąc temu
  • Clint, you going to get rid of airplane?

    Esteban FelixEsteban FelixMiesiąc temu
  • 【The squiggly ones are my favorite】

    NickNickMiesiąc temu
  • There is no real restoration with no retrobrite!

    Matti Petteri SeppänenMatti Petteri SeppänenMiesiąc temu
  • I wonder if you can clone that HDD into a pendrive and make it run without the HDD. Should be a good challenge to change

    Sergio GarofoliSergio GarofoliMiesiąc temu
    • Why? That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. The whole point of a vintage PC is using it as it was. You do not change that.

      MrWolfSnackMrWolfSnackMiesiąc temu
  • those plane be like

    The Hooded Figure Out ThereThe Hooded Figure Out ThereMiesiąc temu
  • Nice nearly at 1.5m

    llsc and galaxy warriorllsc and galaxy warriorMiesiąc temu
  • I think we we had this model or maybe the next one up. It was "HIGH fucking END" during its time... You made payments on these babies.

    midarkmindmidarkmindMiesiąc temu
    • That would have been the Performance series. Larger HDD, TOL onboard graphics, faster processor clock, etc etc. The Essential series was for the average home user and web surfer.

      MrWolfSnackMrWolfSnackMiesiąc temu
  • The more "authentic" way of restoring this would have been to boot from the System Restoration CD first, but whatever.

    Headset GuyHeadset GuyMiesiąc temu
  • I’m pretty sure my mom had that computer back in the day

    E.S. LE.S. LMiesiąc temu
  • My parents had one of these when I was very young. Fond memories of playing Put-Put on it.

    Ian FrancoIan FrancoMiesiąc temu
  • So he just reviewed FS 2020 and he mentioned that the satellite images were about 4-6 years old and were not totally up to date, so WHAT IF FS 2020 was somehow a time machine and that’s really him playing FS 2020 and flying over his house constantly and pissing off his past self 😂

    Michael BielawskiMichael BielawskiMiesiąc temu
  • I got one of these when I graduated highschool in '99. It was an upgrade from my Tandy 1000rlx, which felt like a huge upgrade.

    quantumhorizonquantumhorizonMiesiąc temu
  • Moose's personal rig

    Dkyguy1995Dkyguy1995Miesiąc temu
  • This is the same computer my family had when I was growing up. I started using lime wire on one of these and to this day a chunk of my music library is from there. I believe it’s rotting away completely dead in my grandparents basement.

    LoganLoganMiesiąc temu
  • I have the pentium II version of this and including the original restoration disc.

    Chase SmithChase Smith2 miesięcy temu
  • You took the Void Sticker off just like the Mattress or Pilow tags. They are now WATCHING YOU! That's why all those airplanes are heard!

    Jessey MorganJessey Morgan2 miesięcy temu
  • Gateway was the competitor of Dell and had interessant products but not always cheap.

    Pierre LucasPierre Lucas2 miesięcy temu
  • Mine is Made in Ireland! Doesn't look as good as yours though. It's quite yellowed.

    Evil DieselEvil Diesel2 miesięcy temu
  • He probably lives near a airport or something.

    Michael HartMichael Hart2 miesięcy temu
  • Gateway Goback was a type of System Restore that allowed you to restore your lovely Gateway back to another time

    Michael ChamboraMichael Chambora2 miesięcy temu
  • I use to call gateway Moo Box

    Markus OraliasMarkus Oralias2 miesięcy temu
  • LGR - The Airplane Episode

    Nico The BearNico The Bear2 miesięcy temu

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  • i straight up thought that voodoo card was part of the chassis

    a aa a2 miesięcy temu
  • my russian teacher still uses one of these!

    BLD GamerBLD Gamer2 miesięcy temu
  • What just came out of that firebirds rear end?

    Christopher ShubaChristopher Shuba2 miesięcy temu
  • "NO sucky, only blowy" -LGR 2019

    Confusing GameplaysConfusing Gameplays2 miesięcy temu
  • I was same 640x480 res, 16 color when i install Windows 98 SE my AST Ascentia M laptop. I find drivers on internet and put it CD-R disc. Now there is 24 bit 800x600 graphics.

    MiroPelaaMiroPelaa2 miesięcy temu
  • 8:55 Clint: Talking about how he could do a fresh Windows 98 install. Bug: *casually strolling by* *If you don't see the bug, look just to the left of where the power cord connects to the computer*

    Nicolle StallkampNicolle Stallkamp2 miesięcy temu
  • *FARTS-BALLS-FARTS-BALLS-FARTS* Cheers for the Win98 product key, Clint! xD

    SmithzySmithzy2 miesięcy temu
  • Did you skip a lot or is this ide to sd so fast?

    H. de GrootH. de Groot2 miesięcy temu
  • Do you have lan connection internet accses on that?

    Mortyr DoesMortyr Does2 miesięcy temu
  • Subscribed! You brought me back to my younger years! Keep up the great work!

    Assassin TVAssassin TV2 miesięcy temu
  • Such an interesting video about a schizophrenic man cleaning a PC yelling at imaginary airplanes.

    A Serious SalamanderA Serious Salamander2 miesięcy temu
  • No sucky, only blowey. Isn’t that the same thing though

    SimsMasterSimsMaster2 miesięcy temu
  • I still have a Pentium III PC, the Tualatin 1.2GHz and man, this processor is fast (for the time), faster than early Pentium 4 cpu's

    Fernando DantasFernando Dantas2 miesięcy temu
  • Do a lawn mower video

    Do Not PirateDo Not Pirate2 miesięcy temu
  • 2meg is best mostly. /shrug

    Domo PowerhausDomo Powerhaus2 miesięcy temu
  • If you didn't complain so much about the plane, the video might actually be watchable.

    WackyT08WackyT082 miesięcy temu
  • No sucky, only blowie OK...

    Leung StoneLeung Stone2 miesięcy temu
  • My first real experience with a computer was this very model! In early middle school my school got 500 of these machines and put 5 of them in every classroom. We were all so blown away to have out own school email addresses and logins for these things...

    Matthew SwansonMatthew Swanson2 miesięcy temu
  • What’s the name of the song you started playing at 27:30 😂

    Anthony Rs2Anthony Rs22 miesięcy temu
  • These videos are so satisfying to watch

    Anthony Rs2Anthony Rs22 miesięcy temu
  • Gateway GoBack is where system restore got its start. It is system restore in its earliest form. I remember as a kid using goback to restore deleted games on Windows 98SE in my school, namely doom 2 that others deleted off my machine by mistake.

    MajorTempestMajorTempest2 miesięcy temu
  • lgr... who cares about the planes!!! i didnt even hear anything so stop having a stroke everytime one flies over.. or else move to somewhere where planes aren't an everyday thing.

    Neptune X12Neptune X122 miesięcy temu
  • This was my favorite era for gateway. Green Text and cowbox logo. I had a very similar PC growing up, but from about a year earlier. Pentium 2; 450MHz, 64MB's of RAM, 6 or 8 Gig HDD, and a Voodoo Banshee graphics card. If i could find a Socket 370 motherboard that has that logo splash screen I'd jump at the chance to get it.

    david bdavid b2 miesięcy temu
  • YOU FOOL! I now have your product key of: FARTS-BALLS-FARTS-BALLS-FARTS

    Matthew TippleMatthew Tipple2 miesięcy temu
  • What were the cleaning ingredients besides the water&vinegar?

    Panu TalusPanu Talus2 miesięcy temu
  • What made them think it was logical to put the floppy in the 5.25" bay and not the 3.5" bay at the bottom.........

    peddersmeisterpeddersmeister2 miesięcy temu
  • I think he just made that's what she said joke...15:00 It's the FBI watching you.

    Zero CoolZero Cool2 miesięcy temu
  • Real life game of missile command in airplane guys future.

    Chris FosterChris Foster2 miesięcy temu
  • I like airplanes

    Alex C.Alex C.2 miesięcy temu
  • my first PC was like this one, pentium III 450 MHz 128 RAM and some crapy graphic card, 64mb but there was something not right with it, GTA3 with 5 fps and gta vice city with black lines everywhere... I don't have this PC anymore...

    Alex C.Alex C.2 miesięcy temu