Install Floppies (Was: Compaq Deskpro boards/hard drives from
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Fri Jul 23 18:35:24 CDT 2021
On 7/23/21 2:11 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> Some further questions BELOW to complete the distribution media database:
> 1) Which ones were available on 5.25"? (and how many disks?)
> A) "360K"?
> B) "1.2M"?
> C) "1.4M"?
> D) Microsoft non-standard crammed 3.5" HD? (1.7M?)
Ugh ... I don't know and I don't have a good way to differentiate my
> First CD-ROM install media that I got was Windows 3.00, but it was an
> inclusion on a "tools" collection CD-ROM (not quite a shovel-ware).
> Then a Multi-Language 3.00 CD-ROM from Microsoft (for international
I would like to know more about, or better find a copy, of such a CD-ROM.
I do wish that I could do an install of MS-DOS 6.22, CD-ROM driver +
MSCDExec, DOSidle, and Windows 3.x on a CD-ROM for simplifying
installations in virtual machines.
I've not yet figured out how to put all of the install files for MS-DOS
6.22 in one directory, boot and do the install. My minimal passes at
doing so don't work as well as I want or get stuck wanting to change the
disk based on the disk label.
> The Chinese lady that I shared an office with was thrilled, because
> she was trying to teach herself Spanish, and that, along with the
> McCracken FORTRAN in Spanish were here preferred method.
> 3.10 Windows CD-ROM from Microsoft
> When did MS-DOS come on CD-ROM? Or did it?
Does MS-DOS 7.x; read Windows 95 / 98; count? ;-)
I don't know if any of the other Microsoft products, likely NT Server,
included MS-DOS installation files buried on the CD-ROM or not. There
are often interesting things if you know where to find them.
> Microsoft C compiler Version 5.00 on CD-ROM
Grant. . . .
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