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 PostPost subject: Oldest Windows OS owned        Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:56 pm 
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Post your oldest Windows OS that you own and have gotten working.

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Windows 1.03 (on MS-DOS 3.30). Legal and genuine copies, of course.


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Windows 1.01 Demo...
It doesn't need installation - launches from floppy. (it's on my server for those who are interested) ;)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:26 am 
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Oldest I've installed (in Virtual PC) is 1.01, while the oldest I've installed on a real computer is 3.11 for Workgroups. Oldest I have a genuine copy of is a retail box of "Windows for Workgroups 3.1, workgroup upgrade for Windows 3.0 users", while for Dos I have version 3.3 boxed :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:20 am 
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(I used to have 3.11, but that got thrown out a while ago... I Still have the 'For Dummies' Book my grandpa used for it though)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:29 am 
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My first computer (got it back in 1994) run Windows 3.1 on MS-DOS 5.0
Oldest i`ve installed is Windows 1.01


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The oldest I own is windows 3.1 that came with my first computer.


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Update: Windows 2.1

Edit: BTW, This is pretty obvious but I'm going to make this clear. They MUST be Windows copies. Even though Microsoft did make some, NO DOS.


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i got windows 3.11 on some floppies somewhere (real)


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Windows 3.11 for WorkGroups

From my Packard Bell 1994 Master Restore Disc

Then Windows 98 Upgrade CD / Second Edition Updates

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The oldest windows owned by me is Windows 3.1 for Workgroups Portuguese.


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The oldest windows owned by me is Windows 3.1 for Workgroups Portuguese.

Could you upload it somewhere, please? ;)
BTW, I own Windows 3.1 for Central and Eastern Europe (1993 version), Windows 95 Upgrade (U.S. English), and Windows 98 Upgrade (English). ;)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:59 am 
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OBrasilo wrote:
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The oldest windows owned by me is Windows 3.1 for Workgroups Portuguese.

Could you upload it somewhere, please? ;)

If you're interested in foreign-language versions of 3.1/3.11/3.11 for Workgroups then I think I may have a load on some MSDN discs - I think I only gave you some 95 versions before, not 3.1 - the 3.1s are in a much older set of MSDN discs that someone gave me quite a while ago. I won't be able to get them for about 6 weeks though, if you are interested in any of them.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:43 am 
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- Vista Ultimate R2: Well, I still need Windows 3.1 Dutch, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish, then any European Portuguese Windows 3.x'es, and any international Windows for Workgroups 3.1's (and yes, I mean 3.1's).
If you have any of those, please upload them (and take your time, I can wait). ;)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:28 am 
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I'll have a look for you when I've got access to the discs then - there may be some of those versions in there.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:40 am 
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I'll also have a look, there's a chance my MSDN discs are keeping these.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 2:15 am 
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The oldest Windows I have is Windows 95 (somewhere)...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:24 pm 
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I have only one legal hardcopy: The XPHome that came with my notebook (but I don't use it). Anyway, here barely anyone bought any software before the mid-late 90's, 'cause no one gave a sh*t, whatever you pirate, until BSA formed here.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:49 am 
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I know i already posted the oldest os i own.. but becides that I legally own

98 (x2)
2000 OEM (x3)
XP Home Upgrade
XP Pro VLK

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:10 am 
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I own (unless I've forgotten any :lol:):

MS-Dos 3.3 and 5.0 boxed, 4 and 6.2 just the discs

"Windows for Workgroups 3.1 - workgroup upgrade for Windows 3.0 users" box
Windows 95 Upgrade boxed
Windows NT 4 Workstation boxed/full, shrinkwrapped/never opened
Windows Vista Business boxed full version

1x Windows 95 (original I think) OEM (just manual/key, no disc as yet)
2x Windows NT 4 Workstation OEM sets (manual/key and discs), 2x NT 4 OEM discs with no keys
3x combined Windows 95/98 FE manuals/keys (must have been when 98 had just launched and some people wanted 95, like some want XP today), no discs
1x Windows 98 FE OEM set (manual/key and disc)
1x Windows 98 SE OEM disc (no key)
1x Plus! 98

Various 3.1, NT 3.5, NT4, 95 versions on MSDN discs.


As you can see, most of them are just bits that I've found in various places - I'm currently on the lookout for a 95 disc and 98SE manual/key, in order to make up some more complete legit sets :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:18 am 
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MS-DOS 3.3a Olivetti OEM
OS/2 2.1 on floppys (x2)
OS/2 Warp 3.0 on a CD + a BonusPak CD
Windows 95 original CD
Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Windows 98FE
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