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Windows 7: Windows 3.1

05 Nov 2010   #41
Night Hawk

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

I see you're working with a 98 upgrade while I proceeded that with a 95 upgrade disk. Funny how the time has passed and we still see clean installs with upgrade media.

Once I get ahold of the old Slot one case and have a look I will split the drive up for 3.1, 95, and 98SE. That still won't take much since the present 98 install is still on since it was first installed all those years back!


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05 Nov 2010   #42
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you check out the pics in the thread?
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05 Nov 2010   #43
Night Hawk

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

I saw them when first taking a look. Now you have to put everything together and get it working first!
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05 Nov 2010   #44
racie

Linux Mint 17.3 (main OS) / Windows 10
 
 

Can I just add that After Dark is awesome?

It's just a shame that I can't get my CD to work on anything higher than Win98. :/
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05 Nov 2010   #45
Night Hawk

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

Even with DOSBox many old titles intended for dos or the old Legacy versions simply won't run on anything newer. The advantage of the older 8bit games however is that they aren't dependent on Windows but run from dos to start with. You simply need to emulate a dos window for those.

Ever hear an old 8bit dos game through your surround sound speakers on the 64bit 7? There were no sound cards when those first came out! You heard sound through a small board speaker only.
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06 Nov 2010   #46
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I saw them when first taking a look. Now you have to put everything together and get it working first!
I do have it put together.... working is another story
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06 Nov 2010   #47
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I saw them when first taking a look. Now you have to put everything together and get it working first!
I do have it put together.... working is another story
That's the fun part! You start the day off booting into that nice new 7 machine and then tackle some "slow boat to... wherever" museum piece!

I've been doing a lot of that lately when people want me to look over some old 9x case to see what I do with it. They often require ps/2 keyboards where any ps/2 adapter won't work or the old premade system has to have an original keyboard made by the OEM itself due to the special proprietary plug.

As far as what you are used to on 7 I think you realized all that won't work on 98 or 98SE. Either the version is too old lacking any support or no drivers were ever written or no longer to be found? fun fun fun city!
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06 Nov 2010   #48
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 3.11, dos, win98 and Ubuntu

I have a screen shot from Windows 7 and the VPC where I have internet connections with all the systems. I can even get to web sites with windows 3.11 for work groups and it works, Of course non of the java or other things run.
but, I can get to the web sites and recognize them.


but as another pack rat, I have the original install disks for dos 1.0 up thru the
latest windows 7.

I run this on a p7 windows ultimate w/8gigs ram.

I also run the gwbasic intrepreter under windows 7.

writing basic programs and then being able to compile them is neat..

but then, I am an of who still loves the command line.
my first pc cost over $5000 and had 2 160K floppy drives.
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06 Nov 2010   #49
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I saw them when first taking a look. Now you have to put everything together and get it working first!
I do have it put together.... working is another story
That's the fun part! You start the day off booting into that nice new 7 machine and then tackle some "slow boat to... wherever" museum piece!

I've been doing a lot of that lately when people want me to look over some old 9x case to see what I do with it. They often require ps/2 keyboards where any ps/2 adapter won't work or the old premade system has to have an original keyboard made by the OEM itself due to the special proprietary plug.

As far as what you are used to on 7 I think you realized all that won't work on 98 or 98SE. Either the version is too old lacking any support or no drivers were ever written or no longer to be found? fun fun fun city!
We can discuss this further here.... Building a Windows 98 machine

But I will add that the only issue I have thus far is my wireless adapter keeps crashing windows, even with the Win 98 drivers

As for the other drivers, I've got the soundcard and video drivers from the manufacturer's site

Anyways feel free to continue this at my thread since I don't want to hijack this one

Peace
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06 Nov 2010   #50
Night Hawk

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

I still have to find a way to get 3.1 on a VM here. The first of the 6 floppies quit ruling out any bother with moving the floppy drive over from the old case. I should say recently retired case that is only about 3 1/2yrs. old compared to what MS Windows has 3.1 running on!
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