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Posted 15 October 2008 - 20:44
Posted 15 October 2008 - 20:46
I got a bit nostalgic recently and decided to install Windows 3.11 under VMWare. The Windows 3.11 install CD is not bootable (bootable CDs didn't exist back then I'm pretty sure).
I misplaced the original floppy that would have kicked off the Windows 3.11 CD-ROM install, so I tried using my Windows 98 boot floppy disk. It seemed to work OK. After I go through the Windows installation, reboot and try to launch Windows, the Windows for Workgroups 3.11 splash screen comes up and it starts cranking away, but it gives up and says "incorrect DOS version". This leads me to believe that the Windows 98 DOS is not recognized properly by Windows 3.11 because it is newer. Any suggestions?
Posted 15 October 2008 - 20:50
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:45
Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:47
Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:49
It's all relative. Windows 3.x was pleasant to look at compared to, say, Windows 2.0:
Oh .. I threw up a little bit just looking at that age-old UI again .. how far we've come, and still we whine..
Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:36
Posted 18 October 2008 - 20:24
Because some of us (including me), have some strange obsession with older operating systems.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 16:31
Was IE5 released as 16-bit?
Yup - IE 5 can be installed on Win 3.1x. ...