Windows 3.0 autodemo

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Windows 3.0 autodemo

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I have this disk:
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It's a presentation of Windows 3.0, but the disk it's damaged.

Some screens before it crashes:
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Anyone has more information about it?

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I haven't found info about it but the same company had to do the same thing with Windows 95
https://www.ebay.es/itm/254359241588

Édit : Oh maybe that !
https://archive.org/details/WIN3DEMO

And a YouTube video
https://youtu.be/t40oiP9Hw8A

This program is not interactive, it's a bit like a movie
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Please dump and scan this floppy so we can preserve it! (scan the floppy cover separately too!)
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His disk is damaged :cry:
But I think it's possible to replace damaged files using Archive.org's link, but then, it will not be original...
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Great finds Joet, thanks!

I thought it would be a more interesting demo, but it's nice to see it.

@mrpijey: I can't upload a proper disc image, but I have uploaded to the FTP the scans and the installer (INSTALL.EXE) which was missing from the Archive.org download.

The installer gives an error: "Please, insert the original disk", but I have uploaded it anyway.

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Is the disk has a label ?
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No, it doesn't.

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Please provide a floppy dump even if it's broken. Since we do have the files we might be able to reconstruct the image properly.
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There were a lot of these autodemos around at the time; Microsoft had their own "Working Model" demo (basically win3.0 with a crippled application loader) and PC World based their demo off that; this is probably a Spanish? translation of that Working Model demonstration disk.

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It seems that my floppy drive is defective. After some tries with other DOS imaging programs, I was able to dump a clean image with WinImage.

I have uploaded it to the FTP. The demo seems to work fine, but the installer still doesn't work. It complains about my disk not being the Windows 3.00 demo disk.

@winnt32: The label and the sleeve of the disk are in Spanish, but the demo and the installer are in English. The contents of the disk are the same as the Archive.org and the YouTube video links that Joet BERNARD provided.

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If you post a public link to it, I can try to repair the disk.

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Re: Windows 3.0 autodemo

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Thanks, but I was able to dump a clean image.

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