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by ATeamInc
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday, BetaArchive!
Replies: 28
Views: 13141

Re: Happy Birthday, BetaArchive!

Happy Birthday BA!
by ATeamInc
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Can't even get Longhorn build 4042 and others setup to start
Replies: 12
Views: 3862

Re: Can't even get Longhorn build 4042 and others setup to s

The infinite orange progress bar? Hey, I've just faced this exact same problem with 4042 (And this happened TODAY). The solution? I used the Longhorn Packet 1.21 CD. Really simple, seems to do the job pretty well.
by ATeamInc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Why isn't DCE working on Longhorn 3718?
Replies: 3
Views: 2385

Why isn't DCE working on Longhorn 3718?

I've tried multiple drivers, compatibility modes, OS versions in vmware, but all I get when trying to enable dce is a black screen (however Longhorn still functions normally as I can hear the notification sound). Using: VMware Workstation 14 / Compat. mode: 6.5x,7x / 1GB of ram, 3D acceleration is E...
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Did any "old" files cause you problems with modern Windows?
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Did any "old" files cause you problems with modern Windows?

What I am speaking about is whether you had some hard time getting rid of some Old files that you had on your main Windows rig. In my case, I have faced 2 major problems: #1: Font files (especially the 8514x fonts from the 93~ era) cause Windows to hang explorer while trying to render them. Solution...
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

To add upon the last statement, upon finding the right file to add to allow 286 standard setup mode (that being krnl286.exe in the \mini directory), Chicago fails to start and exits due to a processor check which refuses to install chicago on a 286. https://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2018-08/15...
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems

Well, try using hsflop.pdr from 90c/99/116/whatever. Thanks for the nonexistent filename :P . Anyways, I replaced all .pdrs and that causes it to hang strangely, and replacing nec.pdr causes the system to suddenly switch to a black dos cursor when trying to access the floppy. I guess I can't be a m...
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems

It's because of the 32-bit floppy driver being buggy in those builds (58s, 73f, 73g, 81). Any solution? No, unless you may want to write a new one from scratch. And what would replacing the driver from newer builds do? I'd like to test that out (if you know the files that need replacement. And no t...
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Problem With Windows 95 Build 216 Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: Problem With Windows 95 Build 216 Installation

Zv45Beta wrote:...don't use a Windows 95/98/ME bootdisk for this
Well he can use a Windows 95/98/ME bootdisk but disable large drive support upon starting fdisk (considering the version he uses supports FAT32 as the early Win9x releases did not support FAT32.)
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems

TheCollector1988 wrote:It's because of the 32-bit floppy driver being buggy in those builds (58s, 73f, 73g, 81).
Any solution?
by ATeamInc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: Chicago Build 73g floppy problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Chicago Build 73g floppy problems

Under build 73g (and the dos version 7.0 it uses), the floppy has some really weird problems: https://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2018-08/1533899802.th.74433.png I am suspecting the problem is due to 32 bit disk access (which I can't find a way to disable) since the drive works just fine under d...
by ATeamInc
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

I think the result will be a Windows 3.1 Well, the setup31 method returned a corrupted mixed file config of Windows 3.1 and Chicago 73g. What louisw3 said is entirely correct, Chicago was always meant to be 32 bit. https://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2018-08/1533745478.th.50519.png (You can see...
by ATeamInc
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

That is what I thought too, so I decided to copy all the core-286 files onto the install directory and try running setup. But apparently I am still missing some files which I have no idea about. If anyone knows all the core-286 files needed to start Windows, feel free to leave them in.
by ATeamInc
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

Well, I got progress with 73g! https://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2018-08/1533739787.th.35843.PNG The way I did it was that I started 73g in setup31 mode, allowed it to copy from the Windows 3.1 disks, but first I replaced gdi.exe from the chicago setup directory with a copy from the Windows 3....
by ATeamInc
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

And I guess I could call my tests sort-of a FAIL : 58s: Does not support upgrading from windows 3.1. When using setup31.exe from the dos prompt, it first checks for setup.inf (which I copied from windows 3.1 /system directory), complains about networking, starts copying files, requests Windows for W...
by ATeamInc
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

Re: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

To be precise, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was the first to completely ditch "Standard mode" for the 286. If you try to run win /s or win /2, Windows will inform you of this change. I think Chicago/Cougar itself was forked from WfW 3.1, and then the improvements from 3.11 were gradually merged in d...
by ATeamInc
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Since which build is Windows Vista compatible with HD audio?
Replies: 12
Views: 5038

Re: Since which build is Windows Vista compatible with HD au

... but he says it shoukd work on all builds (he tested it with 3718 and 4015)
by ATeamInc
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Windows 9x, ME
Topic: What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 8986

What build of Windows 95 dropped 286 support?

Considering Windows 3.10 can run on 286 processors, did the early Chicago builds support 286 (if any did), and starting from what build did it drop support for it?
by ATeamInc
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Topic: Which is the earliest Windows 7 build known?
Replies: 5
Views: 3072

Re: Which is the earliest Windows 7 build known?

... So, do you know any of them? There probably isn't a worse comparison than Longhorn. Pre-reset development began way before Windows Server 2003 reached RTM and post-reset jumped straight to build 5000. Build number jumps are pretty much arbitrary and you shouldn't presume Windows 7 build 62xx ex...
by ATeamInc
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Does the FTP Work at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Does the FTP Work at all?

It seems like whenever I try to go to the FTP these days, it is never working, ever. Yes, I see the "The FTP is currently experiencing problems and is offline. Please sit tight while the problem is fixed. - 14/Jul 04:11am GMT" message, but still, sheesh. That isn't the case. I visit this site once ...
by ATeamInc
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you still own floppy discs?
Replies: 75
Views: 20130

Re: Do you still own floppy discs?

Tons, but mostly 20 years of poorly organized work and tax documents. Its amazing how long they last with no maintenance, especially when compared to hard drives, casettes, and cds. That is not always the case, unless those are from around the 1980s (or maybe even the early 1990s). My family had a ...
by ATeamInc
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Mac OS X
Topic: BootX Info?
Replies: 1
Views: 2534

Re: BootX Info?

by ATeamInc
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Social: The Desktop Screenshot Thread
Replies: 1126
Views: 284617

Re: Social: The Desktop Screenshot Thread

Pretty messy one :P
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Can I have that background? I like it :D