Windows inside OS/2 MVDM

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Lucss21a
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Windows inside OS/2 MVDM

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So I was experimenting around which versions of Windows are capable of running inside the OS/2 2.1 MVDM (Tested on VirtualBox). Here's my results:
  • Windows 1.0 Development Release 5: n/a
  • Windows 1.0 Beta Release: n/a
  • Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition: n/a
  • Windows 1.01 + PS/2 Mouse patch: Works, but the mouse isn't working
  • Windows 1.02 + PS/2 Mouse patch: n/a
  • Windows 1.03 + PS/2 Mouse patch: n/a
  • Windows 1.04: Works, but the mouse isn't working
  • Windows 2.01: n/a
  • Windows 2.03: n/a
  • Windows 2.10: Works, but the mouse isn't working
  • Windows 2.11: n/a
  • Windows 3.0: n/a
  • Windows 3.0 MME: n/a
  • Windows 3.1: n/a
  • Windows For Workgroups 3.1: n/a
  • Windows For Workgroups 3.11: n/a
  • Windows 3.11: Setup fails after finishing the text based preinstallation enviroment (probably due to something like WinOS/2 is running in the bg, idk)

Also, thanks in advance if you posted the OS/2 mouse driver for Windows 1.01 to 2.11.
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"Windows 3.11: Setup fails after finishing the text based preinstallation enviroment (probably due to something like WinOS/2 is running in the bg, idk)"

And this tells you the reason of all these versions not running. The OS/2 (even the pre-IBM versions) was telling its DOS sessions that it was running, and the (newer) Windows 2.x/3.x versions were taught to check for it and refuse to run/install. Windows under OS/2 was supposed to run as Win-OS/2, and under OS/2 1.x was not supposed to run at all.

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Here's more I run on OS/2 (more versions of OS/2 + eCS)

OS/2 1.3
- Windows 3.0
- Windows 2.1 (i don't remember tho)
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So think to yourselves guys! When did IBM and Microsoft have their falling out ?
They were building OS2 together back in the early 80's I believe.
Designing COWS.lib LIBRARY for Windows anybody getting the picture yet?
When the broke up them MS did their Windows stuff with it! that's why COWS is used to build QBASIC?
And the SETUP program to install DOS?

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z8coder wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:50 pm
So think to yourselves guys! When did IBM and Microsoft have their falling out ?
They were building OS2 together back in the early 80's I believe.
Designing COWS.lib LIBRARY for Windows anybody getting the picture yet?
When the broke up them MS did their Windows stuff with it! that's why COWS is used to build QBASIC?
And the SETUP program to install DOS?
I don't understand what stuff you saying. Unrelated.
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DOS text windowing libraries and the like . They refined it enough to get the look and feel they wanted for Windows!!!!!!!! NOW are we understanding yet!

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