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 PostPost subject: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Hi all,

I really want to install and try out Windows Chicago build 58s, but I don't know how exactly to do it properly. When trying to do it in VirtualBox (common error, I now know) I kept getting a blinking cursor after the boot screen showed up. A few posts on here said to do it in PCem, but it seems to be way too slow for my liking.

So, my question is, how have you guys successfully installed this build in the past, and what emulator and configuration has yielded the best results?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:44 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:34 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:33 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:29 pm 
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The best way to install Chicago 58s is a older machine with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. First Install MS-Dos 6.22, Second Install Windows 3.1, and then upgrade to Chicago 58s


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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:26 pm 
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The best way to install Chicago 58s is a older machine with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. First Install MS-Dos 6.22, Second Install Windows 3.1, and then upgrade to Chicago 58s


No need for an older machine when 86Box emulates an old machine :).
And the upgrade from Windows 3.1 is not needed at all, just run setup using dossetup.bat directly from DOS.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:03 pm 
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seth1999 wrote:
The best way to install Chicago 58s is a older machine with Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. First Install MS-Dos 6.22, Second Install Windows 3.1, and then upgrade to Chicago 58s

I'm pretty sure dos 7 is better to install Chicago


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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:47 pm 
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It doesn't matter really since Chicago has its own DOS 7 it runs on top of. You don't even need to have DOS installed from what I remember, a boot disk to prepare the hard drive etc. is sufficient. So in that regard, DOS 6.x vs 7 is a pointless argument.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Best way to install build 58s?        Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:49 pm 
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I actually have installed this with a Win95 boot floppy and installing 6.22 and both of them work the same installing 58s. I prefer installing 6.22, but do whatever you like.

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