Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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ComputerHunter
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Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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Found a MDSI Genius driver for Windows 1.x with 1.00 on it. You can download it here. Note it says Runtime V1.00 and the readme says "INSTALL FOR WINDOW VERSION 1.00 - 1.02"

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                     INSTALLING MICROSOFT WINDOWS FOR

                              THE GENIUS VHR

                   GRAPHIC DISPLAY & ADAPTER (736x1008)



     This diskette contains three files that must be added to the WINDOWS
     disks,  (backup your WINDOWS disks before adding these files).


           INSTALL FOR WINDOW VERSION 1.03
          [=================================================]
          [    FILE                   COPY TO WINDOWS DISK  ]
          [-------------------------------------------------]
          [                                                 ]
          [  GENIUS.DRV   ...........  WINDOWS SETUP DISK   ]
          [                                                 ]
          [=================================================]


           INSTALL FOR WINDOW VERSION 1.00 - 1.02
          [=================================================]
          [    FILE                   COPY TO WINDOWS DISK  ]
          [-------------------------------------------------]
          [                                                 ]
          [  GENIUS.LGO   ...........  WINDOWS BUILD DISK   ]
          [                                                 ]
          [  GENIUS.GRB   ...........  WINDOWS BUILD DISK   ]
          [                                                 ]
          [  GENIUS.DRV   ...........  WINDOWS SETUP DISK   ]
          [                                                 ]
          [=================================================]

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Re: Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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It's either a quirk by MDSI or it's a leftover from when the driver was being developed - some pre-release versions said 1.00.
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Re: Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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Overdoze wrote:It's either a quirk by MDSI or it's a leftover from when the driver was being developed - some pre-release versions said 1.00.
You can't exactly leave something this important in that. If you can then whoever's responsible really screwed up.

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Re: Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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Interesting thing, I'd like to test it. Can you please say what emulator/real hardware you were using to emulate MDSI Genius?
The developer of Win1 Packet - https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewt ... 59&t=40233
The developer of IM1024 INSTALL.BAT Patch: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewt ... 59&t=40317

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Re: Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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Voyambar wrote:
Overdoze wrote:It's either a quirk by MDSI or it's a leftover from when the driver was being developed - some pre-release versions said 1.00.
You can't exactly leave something this important in that. If you can then whoever's responsible really screwed up.
It happened more often than you might think, even within Microsoft itself. Considering there never was a retail 1.00 release, I don't see how leaving a 1.00 in this readme can negatively affect the customer?
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Re: Does Windows 1.00 exist?

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vlad557776 wrote:Interesting thing, I'd like to test it. Can you please say what emulator/real hardware you were using to emulate MDSI Genius?
Nevermind. Found it in PCem.
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Thanks to John for making these awesome PCem patches!
The developer of Win1 Packet - https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewt ... 59&t=40233
The developer of IM1024 INSTALL.BAT Patch: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewt ... 59&t=40317

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