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 PostPost subject: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disks        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:55 pm 
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The version I'm requesting seems to be extremely rare,
but had a slightly lower disk count than its 5.25'' counterpart.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disk        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:42 am 
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Sampo OEM apparently is missing disk 6, but I'm not sure if it is even supposed to have that disk...
It's similar to the whole Windows 1.00/1.01 thing. Quickly replaced by .01 due to a bug, and the original version (.00) is mega rare.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disk        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:39 am 
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It's similar to the whole Windows 1.00/1.01 thing. Quickly replaced by .01 due to a bug, and the original version (.00) is mega rare.

And I thought that was a false story... There was this memory management bug found after Premiere, which delayed the release of the RTM, but the 1.00 story was most likely nothing more than a rumor. I am convinced that there wasn't any bug that would cause files to get deleted on a dir/p listing and they certainly wouldn't ship a release with broken keyboard drivers either.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disk        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:25 am 
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There is no evidence for Windows 1.00, just rumors from people who failed to provide any evidence. The first release was compiled on the 14th November 1985, mastered on the 15th, and released in stores on the 20th. And that's 1.01.

As far as DOS 4.00 goes, this is actually confirmed to exist, we even have one copy, but since it was quickly replaced by 4.01 and because DOS 4.x was overall not very popular, it's very rare these days.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disk        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Apparently Premiere Edition was made to distribute to some places, similar to the Mac OS X Public Beta. My guess is a major memory bug was found in bug fixing and it had to be rewritten so much and to not confuse it was better to just put 1.01 instead of 1.00.

I think there is a copy of 4.00 3.5" floating around though. There is that strange 4.10.20...

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 PostPost subject: Re: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disk        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:14 pm 
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DiskingRound wrote:
Apparently Premiere Edition was made to distribute to some places, similar to the Mac OS X Public Beta. My guess is a major memory bug was found in bug fixing and it had to be rewritten so much and to not confuse it was better to just put 1.01 instead of 1.00.

But the Premiere Edition was just a fancy name for a beta release that they provided to key application vendors, analysts and members of the press to receive some feedback. It never was a general public release (why the heck would they publicly distribute an incomplete beta?). And who would get confused if 1.00 most likely never existed in the first place?

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 PostPost subject: Re: [REQUEST] Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 (NOT 4.01!) on 3.5'' Disk        Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 am 
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DiskingRound wrote:
Apparently Premiere Edition was made to distribute to some places, similar to the Mac OS X Public Beta. My guess is a major memory bug was found in bug fixing and it had to be rewritten so much and to not confuse it was better to just put 1.01 instead of 1.00.

I think there is a copy of 4.00 3.5" floating around though. There is that strange 4.10.20...

So, you may have MS-DOS 4.00 in 3.5'' disks!
Isn't that great?


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