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 PostPost subject: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:21 pm 
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This is a BetaArchive exclusive release:

Microsoft Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!

With the help of member Alias we've finally managed to get a clean copy of the very elusive Premiere Edition! We've had so many promises in the past, so many fuzzy cam shots, and even more fakes and patched copies of 1.01 to trick everyone it's the real deal. But in the end they all turned to be empty promises and disappointments... No other community managed to get a decent copy of Premiere Edition, so this highly sought after title has finally through BetaArchive emerged into the light, and onto your harddrives!

As a gesture of good faith and to show that we seriously want to preserve and share abandonware BetaArchive has chosen to share this gem with everyone so it will never be forgotten! Shortly this copy will remove all the doubt of its existence, get rid of all the patched imitations and once and for all show everyone that the real Premiere Edition exists, and now finally preserved and saved for everyone to examine, archive and experiment with!

Below you will find good scans of the floppies as well as a download link for all four floppy images. As always we're working hard at getting perfect scans and dumps from all titles so expect updates in the near future, however this gem was too hot to hold on to so you all get what we've gathered so far!

I hope you enjoy this gem, and remember where it came from! And once again, thanks to Alias for finally providing the community with this very exclusive title!

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:25 pm 
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OMG! This is the best day ever :D
I will add it to the wiki ASAP.
Anyway, thank you SO much, Alias, for finally giving us the elusive PE!
Will post screenshots later.
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The kernel of this is dated July 30, 1985 but TYF's copy is dated October 28, 1985. Perhaps an indication of an earlier compile?

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:30 pm 
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Finally!! Such great news!! I remember reading something about a user having a physical copy of this around May, I never knew what happened after.

Please, someone post screenshots ASAP, as I'm at work right now and I have nowhere to try those images.

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Finally!! Such great news!! I remember reading something about a user having a physical copy of this around May, I never knew what happened after.

Please, someone post screenshots ASAP, as I'm at work right now and I have nowhere to try those images.

Cheers.

That user you were talking about was trueyanksfan. He had a later compile of PE that this as I said before.
Anyway, this is entirely genuine, the kernel.exe of this is sized 33,328 bytes but 1.01's is sized 33,343 bytes (IIRC).

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:38 pm 
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- DiskingRound: Check my post in the other Premire Edition thread. The October 28th, 1985 version seems to be a RC of 1.01, with there being an October 21st RC too that Ray Ozzie seems to have the SDK of.
I actually think Microsoft labeled Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition throughout the entire RC phase, though internally, applications started to identify themselves as 1.01 at some point. The same Ray Ozzie provided from the Premiere Edition SDK actually identifies itself as 1.01, which might show 1.01 might have been the planned version number back then already. I think it might have been planned as 1.00 with the original kernel, and as 1.01 after the memory management code was rewritten.
Edit: Other two possibilities were that either Microsoft simply reused Premiere Edition floppies to distribute 1.01 RC's, or that whoever had trueyanksfan's floppies before trueyanksfan himself, overwrote the original files with the 1.01 RC at some point, and then at a later date overwrote Disks 1 to 3 with some backup stuff.

Anyway, we finally got the real Premiere Edition! I've been waiting for this day to come now since 2008 when Namronia found that photo of the monitor with the Premiere Edition logo on it, and finally it has come.

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Quick screenshots:
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I forgot to take a screenshot of it, but IIRC it said "The disk in drive A is missing the necessary applications". I tryed all disks I could with no luck. Why?
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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:06 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:08 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:14 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:15 pm 
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- DiskingRound: Get PCem v9 and choose IBM XT. It should work then.

- InsertGoodNameHere: Choose IBM XT. Windows Premiere Edition doesn't like it when you have too much RAM, due to the bug in the memory management code. It prefers being run on 640 kB.

Edit: Also make sure you use DOS 3.x or earlier. I recommended 3.31 rev. G Compaq OEM as it supports hard disks bigger than 32 MB.

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:18 pm 
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- DiskingRound: Get PCem v9 and choose IBM XT. It should work then.

Never mind. I got it working on PCem v0.41 using MS-DOS 4.01 for the setup and 3.30 for running Windows:
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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Fantastic! Thanks so much, mrpijey and Alias, for sharing this rare gem!

It's working perfectly in VMware Workstation 11.0 w/ MS-DOS 3.30 (Dutch Tulip OEM):

http://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2014-12/1418934333.or.57020.png

Couldn't set RAM lower than 4 MB, though...

I also had to insert the disks in a weird order, 1-2-3-4-3-4. Setup did terminate correctly.

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This is a BetaArchive exclusive release:

Microsoft Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!

With the help of member Alias we've finally managed to get a clean copy of the very elusive Premiere Edition! We've had so many promises in the past, so many fuzzy cam shots, and even more fakes and patched copies of 1.01 to trick everyone it's the real deal. But in the end they all turned to be empty promises and disappointments... No other community managed to get a decent copy of Premiere Edition, so this highly sought after title has finally through BetaArchive emerged into the light, and onto your harddrives!

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Below you will find good scans of the floppies as well as a download link for all four floppy images. As always we're working hard at getting perfect scans and dumps from all titles so expect updates in the near future, however this gem was too hot to hold on to so you all get what we've gathered so far!

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Thank God we finally found it and can stop arguing about it! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!

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Hooray! Windows 1 PE, one of the biggest BA events since the Windows 8 leaks. (correct me if i'm wrong)


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To run premiere edition on a recent version of DOS, install the driver SETVER.EXE in CONFIG.SYS and add WIN100.MID to the version table using the command

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 PostPost subject: Re: A BetaArchive Exclusive: Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition!        Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:16 am 
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Interestingly, GetVersion returns 0x0001 in Premiere Edition, that must be read as 1.00.


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Hooray! Windows 1 PE, one of the biggest BA events since the Windows 8 leaks. (correct me if i'm wrong)

This is the greatest contribution on par with Longhorn leaks of OSBA and Omega build 3790.
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I've updated my Windows 1 VGA/VESA patcher to support the Premiere Edition. Screenshot from VirtualBox:

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Interestingly, GetVersion returns 0x0001 in Premiere Edition, that must be read as 1.00.

Not quite that interesting. For some reason Windows 1.01 does the same... :-(


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