Windows NT 4 Computers

Legacy OS Computers

NIXSYS offers Windows NT 4 Computers. These systems are ideal for companies looking to fit legacy technology into a powerful P4 computer or server.

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Windows NT 4 Computers

These computers with older MS Windows Operating systems are an invaluable tool for companies that have the need to update their old computer but still require older operating systems. NIXSYS standard product line of Windows NT 4 Computers are available in a tower chassis and also 3U/4U rackmount chassis, other formats are available upon request.

NIXSYS standard product line of legacy MS Windows OS computers are available in a mid-tower, micro tower and desktop chassis and also 2U 3U and 4U rackmount chassis, other formats are available upon request. These configurations allow fitting up to three PCI adapters. Our computers are compatible with a variety of different new and old operating systems such as Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000, Windows 98/95, NT, and MS DOS among others. Many people resist investing in Windows NT 4 Computers for their companies because they think that the system are not available and the ones that are available are too expensive. But here at NIXSYS we use up-to-date industry standard components to custom-built Windows NT 4 Computers at very low price.

While providing much greater stability than Windows 95, it was also less flexible from a desktop perspective. Much of the stability is gained by the use of protected memory and the hardware abstraction layer. Direct hardware access was disallowed and “misbehaving” applications were terminated without needing the computer to be restarted. The trade-off was that NT required an excessive amount of memory in comparison to consumer targeted products such as Windows 95.
While nearly all programs written for Windows 95 will run on Windows NT 4, the majority of 3D games will not, due in part to NT 4 having limited support for DirectX. Third party device drivers were in fact allowed to access the hardware directly and poorly written drivers were a frequent source of “stop errors”. Such failures became to be referred to as the “blue screen of death” or BSOD and would require the system to be restarted in such cases. These errors were rare and it was not uncommon for NT servers or workstations to run for months at a time without failure. By comparison Windows consumer versions at the time were much less stable and popularized the belief that all Windows versions were unreliable.
Windows NT 4 is also less user-friendly than Windows 95 when it comes to certain maintenance and management tasks; there is, for instance, no support for “Plug-and-play” which greatly simplifies installation of hardware devices or support for USB devices. Many basic DOS applications would run however graphical DOS applications would not run due to the way they accessed graphics hardware.
The dichotomy between the NT and “9x” lines of Windows ended with the arrival of Windows XP, by which time the gaming APIs-such as OpenGL and DirectX-had matured sufficiently to be more efficient to write for than common PC hardware and the hardware itself had become powerful enough to handle the API processing overhead acceptably.
Windows NT 4 is the last major release of of Microsoft Windows to support the Alpha, MIPS or PowerPC CPU architectures. It remained in use by businesses for a number of years, despite Microsoft’s many efforts to persuade customers to upgrade to Windows 2000 and newer versions. It was also the last release in the Windows NT 4 line to use the “Windows NT” name.

Windows NT 4 Computers

At NIXSYS, we work with major corporations, universities, small businesses and the U.S. government to develop custom designed Windows NT 4 Computers. We make sure you get the components you need, and we provide the processing power necessary for your applications that required legacy technology.

Depending on your needs, you can use a Celeron or Pentium 4 processor for this Windows NT 4 Computers and you can use up 2GB of memory. Our Windows NT 4 Computers also offer the Silencer Kit option that make these a very quite computers or virtually silent. Contact us for more information

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