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Hello All.

I have sad news
The Microsoft Collection Book doesn't exist anymore.
I won't go into details, but just that Microsoft sended me a C&D Letter.

So for now the future is uncertain if I will re-open it in another name, or remains closed.

We were proud to serve the Beta Community with for over 5 years.
But it had to end someday, I would have hoped that it didn't came this soon.

Thanks for visiting and hoped you had liked the site.

Thanks.
Rob Jansen
Former Owner of the Microsoft Collection Book.


PS.
I will not answer any questions about this or PM's (they will get deleted), you just have to do it with this, or PM's (they will get deleted).
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Topic Stickied.

BTW, which FTP is it on?
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i think we need a website that will be fusion of this and MSOSChecklist
(website would be easier to check and keep up to date)

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I have uploaded it yesterday to SP.
I think its still on the upload account, the size is now: 166 KB

Caution it is still a draft, i will continue the book when i install the windows versions alpha/beta/release candidate/RTM.
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@DjRob

What is it called? I can't seem to see it.
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Post by Rob Jansen »

I just checked and its still on the upload account.
In my folder.
File: Windows Collection Book.pdf

Size is now: 560 kb.

Maybe andy can move it.

Windows 1;2;3 are mostly complete.
Windows 95 is not completed yet.
Nashville/Memphis/Me not completed yet.
Neptune mostly completed.
None of the NT3.x;4.x;2000;xp-sv03 completed.
1 longhorn build
Home server not completed yet

And the information pages are not complete yet.

Caution!; This is still under development so its missing a lot, please be patient.
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I have just uploaded a new version:

Microsoft Windows Chicago is complete.
Windows Home Server has 1 more build.
Windows NT 3.51 installation manual added.

I am now working on the nashville and memphis.
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nice

btw, neptune is double

1x have mouse support in virtual pc, but you have to change some files.

build 3.0 ist build 103 and 3.22 is 1.44 i think, but not sure.

later longhorns are tcp8w-t8pqj-wwrrh-qh76c-99fb, the first leaked (i hope we get it fast) is 3663, also CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y.

even if its not completed, its very nice

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I am making this on the builds i have, but i will add this, maybe a fusion of the msoschecklist? Just af FiFi said a website, but i am not so good at HTML.

I will correct the errors and if you have content for this please post it.
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DjRob wrote:I am making this on the builds i have, but i will add this, maybe a fusion of the msoschecklist? Just af FiFi said a website, but i am not so good at HTML.

I will correct the errors and if you have content for this please post it.
why dont just make a table with dreamweaver or golive (2 wonderful programs )? its really easy, oh and ive uploaded some CDs to sillyproject, of chigacos you wrote you need 3x for upgrade, ive patched them you only have to format to fat16 before, then it works with my CDs

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DjRob wrote:I am making this on the builds i have, but i will add this, maybe a fusion of the msoschecklist? Just af FiFi said a website, but i am not so good at HTML.
i could code that
EDIT: i mean something simple, like this:
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Something like that.

Now we need a discussion about the funsion maybe or not and somebody has to host the website.

And at the website that it can be accessed from another computer to edit the webpages, limited to a few people who can edit it from another computer.

Until it can begin i will keep the Windows Collection Book up to date here.

And you can access it at the upload account, andy hasen't moved it yet.
Now you can find the NT 3.51 Fix Disk for installing NT 3.51 in VPC 2007 there too.


To Everyone:
Post here if you have information what has to get in the Book.
Or you can just PM me.
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DjRob wrote:Something like that.

Now we need a discussion about the funsion maybe or not and somebody has to host the website.

And at the website that it can be accessed from another computer to edit the webpages, limited to a few people who can edit it from another computer.

Until it can begin i will keep the Windows Collection Book up to date here.

And you can access it at the upload account, andy hasen't moved it yet.
Now you can find the NT 3.51 Fix Disk for installing NT 3.51 in VPC 2007 there too.


To Everyone:
Post here if you have information what has to get in the Book.
Or you can just PM me.
i could host it at my server, www.history.winusers.de

edit, neptune "no serial needed" isnt right too, theres the unpatched version with timebomb, got it somewhere, the serial is XFD2W-W7VH8-MVC47-KY7DQ-P8Y4J.


EDIT: SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD CHANGE!

add win 1.00, it was there, well get it soon i hope

add windows 3.0MME and Win 3.0a. you dont have to enter win.com /r, win is enough.

add nashville Installation Issue, youll get a error "A: not accesable".

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I have added these selections but i have not change the 3.0 one.

Because when just use WIN on the command prompt causes windows to crash, the Explorer does not load. Thats the /r (The Real Modus) which loads.

About the 1.0, i have asked my teacher but i have to ask it again if he has it.
Will check the cga.lgo file when he turns the files up.

Edit:
Nice site you can host it but one change to the site (only the main page) Maybe an english version (together with the German one) on the main page for linking to this portion.
(I am not so good in German, even when i live in the Netherlands)
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DjRob wrote:I have added these selections but i have not change the 3.0 one.

Because when just use WIN on the command prompt causes windows to crash, the Explorer does not load. Thats the /r (The Real Modus) which loads.

About the 1.0, i have asked my teacher but i have to ask it again if he has it.
Will check the cga.lgo file when he turns the files up.

Edit:
Nice site you can host it but one change to the site (only the main page) Maybe an english version (together with the German one) on the main page for linking to this portion.
(I am not so good in German, even when i live in the Netherlands)
for me just "win" ever worked

i hope he has it

thanks, ok, an english startpage would be possible, but i cant translate so much daily,then i needed money for it i dont get

oh, im living in germany (very north) and dont speek any word danish

its just 50 km from here

edit, here it is

http://history.winusers.de/index_eng.html

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DjRob wrote:And at the website that it can be accessed from another computer to edit the webpages, limited to a few people who can edit it from another computer.
Sure thing... i'm working on it

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All right.
The script is almost ready
That's how edit panel look like:
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Adding a new build:
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simply, huh?
edit: it doesn't request mysql, just php

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FiFi wrote:All right.
The script is almost ready
That's how edit panel look like:
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Adding a new build:
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simply, huh?
edit: it doesn't request mysql, just php
Looks nice. Why not put the add form in an invisible table, to make it look better? Also, if you don't use a database, how do you store your data? Do you allow data dumps for backup and/or processing?

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I think all of the files are placed in a folder wich are writed in php.
I think that the installation instruction input box must be like this forum input box when you type a response.

But looks great.
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Post by Rob Jansen »

Uploaded new version.

Size: 1 MB
Complete:
- Windows 1, 2, 3, 95, 96, 98, nt 3.1+3.5+3.51 + nt4 information page + Neptune

Now working on:
- Windows ME

Not began of completed yet:
- Windows NT 4, 2000, XP + SV03, Longhorn

Have any comments or content for here, please post it.

Next Version: 29 december 2007.

@FiFi:
How is it going with the webpage?
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Installed Millennium build 2394 for the screenshots section yesterday
Found it expires on march 15th 2000...

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KenOath wrote:Installed Millennium build 2394 for the screenshots section yesterday
Found it expires on march 15th 2000...

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Sometimes i forget the enter the BIOS and set the date and get this:
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But this is what is said the book:
Georgia 2394 15/10/1999 KEY

Maybe i can add a section about expiration date on the side it could come in handy.

Please post about it what you think, then i only need to get the expiration dates.

EDIT:
Just added this to the book:
This will hold the time given in the BIOS, otherwise it resyncs with the HOST pc.
When this is used and the Virtual Machines is turned off, the date AND time does not change.
Example:
Installed on 15/10/1999 10:45, when booted next day this the time and date: 15/10/1999 10:45/10:46

This is tested! Comes in very handy when using betas.


Have installed all builds mentioned in the book and the total installed size is now: 20,4 GB stil have 436GB free for installing all betas.
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New version uploaded.

Now all 9x completed, windows NT 3.1 - 2000 complete. (not betas)
Now working on Whislter.

Made a information page about installing whistler from harddisk.
Included the WhistlerSetupDisk for easy installing all whistler builds.

Uploaded to SP on uploadaccount.
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Post by Kenneth »

Can my server be a mirror?

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Windows OCManage wrote:Can my server be a mirror?
It can, but i have just tried connecting to your FTP but no luck, its goes until,l waiting for welcome message... and then cannot connect to server.
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