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Booting windows 1 to 3.11 like windows 95

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:13 pm
by DoorsEntertainment
If anybody needs a Virtual PC hard drive image or a rar archive of a version of windows 3.1 or another version that boots up like 95, PM me, I will tell you the location of the download, and the password.

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Whistler Beta 1

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:35 pm
by WinPC
This should be moved to Requests/Offers.

Sorry for the bad news but,

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:56 pm
by DoorsEntertainment
I have found it very difficult to do windows 1 to 3.0.

i WILL sTOP tHIS IN A FEW DAYS IF I CANNOT FIND A SOLUTION.

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:42 am
by os2fan2
These versions of Windows do not come with the DOS required to boot them. For all intents and purposes, they are DOS programs.

Beginning with the MS-DOS 7.0 beta 1, DOS boots windows by running 'win' after CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT runs. You can demonstrate this under Windows 95/98 by copying c:\command.com to c:\win.com.

The time-honoured way of running Windows 1.x to 3.x is to use an appropriate DOS loader, with a minimised setup. Using io.sys, msdos.sys, and command.com is pretty much sufficient, since Windows has the necessary himem.sys, etc. You still need a version of autoexec,bat and config.sys to do this, though.