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 PostPost subject: Windows 3.0 italian 5.25''        Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:25 pm 
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I have the 5 floppies of Windows 3.0 Italian on 5.25'' format but I don't know how to correctly bump for upload on ftp, since I don't have the floppy reader... I am ask for a friend who work in a computer shop and I hope he have...


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.0 italian 5.25''        Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:20 pm 
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I wonder if it's an OEM version or the normal MS version. Thanks for offer

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.0 italian 5.25''        Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:37 pm 
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I think it is normal MS version.
But, I can't understand why 5.25 is needed since 3.5 is enough. Maybe for retro compatibility with older hardware? Anyone who want try old software, the most common floppy format is 3.5...

I gladly offer, but until I don't find a floppy reader I can't do anything...


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.0 italian 5.25''        Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:49 am 
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5.25" floppy drives and disks stuck around for quite a while after 3.5" 720kB and 1.44MB formats were introduced. Even Windows 95 still shipped on 5.25" 1.2MB floppies (alongisde 3.5" 1.44MB and DMF floppies and CDs of course).

So yeah, I guess this was made to allow as many users as possible to upgrade without having to also get a new floppy drive. I also don't see many releases of Windows 3.0 on 3.5" 1.44MB floppies, the majority came on 5.25" 1.2MB or 3.5" 720kB floppies it seems - and 1.2MB is almost twice the storage capacity of 720kB.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 3.0 italian 5.25''        Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:09 pm 
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- marceg16579: I believe mrpijey offered before that people can send him floppies to dump if they can't dump them. You should try to PM him and see what you can arrange.

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