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Windows 7: Run Windows 3.1 in your browser.

25 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Run Windows 3.1 in your browser.

As seen on CrunchGear, Michael Vincent has made an awesome website for those who want to kick it oldschool. Whether you're old enough to remember using it, or too young to know what it is, Windows 3.1 was, undeniably, the turning point for Microsoft's Windows OS. While it didn't offer much in terms of new functionality over its predecessor, Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1 was the first widely used version of Microsoft's world dominating OS.
Source - - Run Windows 3.1 in your browser

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26 Jan 2010   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

That certainly brings back memories! Great find!

I had been trying to get 3.1 on a virtual machine but had a problem with the first of the 6 original 3 1/2" floppy disks binding up. Bought those retail a long, long time ago in a place far, far away at this point!
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26 Jan 2010   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all

Why would you actually want to run it in a Browser - although it might be an academic exercise for running OS'es in browsers as we get nearer "The Cloud".

You can also run this stuff quite easily in a Virtual Machine - and Windows 3 is still downloadable from Technet for those who have a subscription.

Note you can set any "Floppy" device on a Virtual Machine to use a floppy image file.

When the VM asks for the next floppy in the install sequence just use the VM's menu to disconnect the ist floppy image and mount the next one.

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26 Jan 2010   #4

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

The site emulates 3.1 in your browser when you visit it...
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26 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

yeah i played with this last night and made a post on it
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26 Jan 2010   #6

7 x64 | 7 x64

It needs the hotdog theme
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26 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

oooo i forgot the hotdog theme
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26 Jan 2010   #8

Win7 Home Premium x64

I can't check out this site right now... does it actually allow you to "install" & run Win 3.1/16 bit applications on it? I have some ancient Win 3.1 image editing software that won't run in Windows 7 that I'd like to use again....
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26 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

no you can't actually install it, it's similar to a cloud os
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26 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

I am posting into sevenforum through browser in Window 3.1 in my browser in windows 7....
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