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 PostPost subject: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:51 am 
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Has anyone ever heard of this build? TCB does List a windows Version 1.02, but not any beta.

I found it appearently running on a very old computer System currently offenes on eBay. See here:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/AVCA-MS-DOS-PC- ... r=1&_rdt=1


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:41 pm 
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That's already amazing to see. Also, it's in German too, so it might be one of the earliest non-English pre-release of Windows if not the earliest. Unfortunately I live in the US so it may not ship to there, and it costs $500 here too.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Hum, I asked whether the OS is on a disk or just installed to the Hard Drive. Lets see. But I suppose even if it was on the Hard disk, it could simple be copied to a disk, right?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:48 pm 
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The seller said, it's installed on the Hard Drive and he doesn't have any disks


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Well, if anyone here who happens to live in Germany and has 500€ to spare would be kind enough to buy this and try and get Windows files off that disk, I would be very grateful. :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:12 pm 
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For this to be bought and released, I'd be happy to pay 20-30€ to anyone buying it. Though 500€ is too much for me, maybe together we can gather enough money.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:36 am 
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I don't know anything about the vintage computer market, but isn't 500€ a lot? Hopefully the price is negotiable.
Edit: just realized it's the full system not just the tower (duh!) I guess all things considered it's not bad


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:38 am 
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I don't think 500 euros is that much for a full 1980's computer system...
Besides, this is not the only Windows 1.x beta we know of that is not 1.00 or 1.01:
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:26 am 
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Well, the price was reduced to 475€.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Beta 1.02.02        Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 am 
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I asked the seller, if he would be willing to copy the OS for a reasonable price but he never replied. And I suppose the seller wouldn't sell for what I would be willing to pay (which at best is a three-digit amount with a 1 in front).


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