Are Windows 1.0 betas compatible with 86Box-emulated IBM AT.

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Are Windows 1.0 betas compatible with 86Box-emulated IBM AT.

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Hello, I am asking this question just to know if it is really compatible or not. As this thread suggests, because I installed Windows 1.0 DR5 on an IBM AT emulated by 86Box and when I load the kernel it hangs on the MS-DOS prompt and does not load Windows.

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Re: Are Windows 1.0 betas compatible with 86Box-emulated IBM AT.

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What DOS version are you using?

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IBM PC-DOS 3.1 (MS-DOS 3.1)
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Use PC-DOS 3.0 or lower.

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Windows 1.0 DR5 works good on an 8088 XT with PC-DOS 3.1
It still hangs up on 80286 AT even with PC-DOS 3.0.
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Have you configured the IBM AT with the appropriate reference disk?

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I have only inserted the PC-DOS 3.1 boot diskette and the Windows install diskettes.
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Now try the latest 86box nightly build and try with the IBM AT again + its IBM reference disk (for CMOS/BIOS setup), and PC-DOS 3.0.

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Where I could find the IBM AT reference disk?
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Did a quick search, but all that appears is PS/2. Will search more.
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I found a "Diagnostic Disk" on WinWorldPC. It could work?

https://winworldpc.com/product/ibm-pc-diagnostics/at-1x
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But when I insert it, it says something about some errors with system board.
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