AST Advantage! OEM Software

edited December 2016 in Offers & Requests
Hey WinWinworld community! Lately I have been trying to find any information about a certain AST Advantage! Multimedia PC that my grandfather owns because it has a very interesting operating system. It runs a lightly modified version of Windows 3.1 "AST Computer Edition" (if I can recall correctly) It is a very interesting machine and I will attempt to make a copy of the IDE hard drive when I can. If anyone knows anything about the AST Advantage! Model number 4066d. It is an all-in-one machine. I have attached two photos. I could only find one image on the internet of the custom 3.1 boot logo and I also found an eBay listing of one of the machines to show a picture. If anyone has any information or software, please let me know! Thanks!


  • I have the CD Image for my old AST Advantage! Adventure 6066d which is effectively the same machine. It does have the customised AST Winlogo, and the awful AST Works interface as standard.
  • Would you be able to message me or publicly upload the disk image?
  • Old thread, but I've also been looking for the installation software for an AST Advantage! Adventure 6066d. I'd love to get a copy of the disk image as well. Has it been uploaded publicly?

  • I'd also love to get hold of this if possible!

  • There is a recovery disk image on Internet Archive (
    But according to this thread, there seems to be multiple versions worth finding/archiving.

    I'd especially like to find the floppy images, or whatever originally came with the 6066d machine.

  • edited October 2018

    Folks, very sorry - I only just found out that people had been looking for the disc image - I only received one email notification a few days ago.
    The disk image I have is for the 6050D & 6066D, AST p/n 501549_007.
    The floppy boot disk image is a bit of a pain as it varied depending on the fitted 2 x CD-Rom drive (in my case it was the Mitsumi), but there is a work-around.

    First - here is the directory listing from the CD:

     Volume in drive Y is 501549_007
     Volume Serial Number is DBF7-EFE3
     Directory of Y:\
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          ASKAST
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          ASTDU
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          ATT800
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          ORIGINAL
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          PICTURES
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          SOUNDEFX
    20/09/1994  13:51    <DIR>          TUNES
    20/09/1994  13:34                26 VERSION

    The work-around to restore an AST machine is to get a copy of the Windows 98 Boot Disk image, create the disk, boot with CD-Rom support and XCOPY the contents of the ORIGINAL folder to a freshly FDISKed and Formatted C: drive.

    Directory listing for "ORIGINAL":

    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          .
    20/09/1994  20:45    <DIR>          ..
    20/09/1994  13:48    <DIR>          ASKAST
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          AST-SAVE
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          ASTDU
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          ASTGURU
    20/09/1994  13:50    <DIR>          ASTWEP
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          ASTWORKS
    20/09/1994  10:37               565 AUTOEXEC.BAT
    20/09/1994  10:36               543 AUTOEXEC.GRU
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          CINMANIA
    31/05/1994  07:22            54,645 COMMAND.COM
    20/09/1994  10:37               365 CONFIG.HOM
    20/09/1994  10:37               393 CONFIG.SYS
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          DOS
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          ENCARTA
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          MOUSE
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          MSGOLF
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          MSWORKS
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          ORGANIZE
    20/09/1994  13:47    <DIR>          QUICKENW
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          SB16
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          TEMP
    31/05/1994  07:22             9,349 WINA20.386
    20/09/1994  13:46    <DIR>          WINDOWS

    Within 30 mins you'll be hearing Jim Schraith personally thanking you for purchasing an AST Computer.

    I'll rar the CloneCD Image, upload and share the link very soon.

    Again, apologies for the delay.

  • What the hell happened there?? That's not how I formatted the text....

  • Markdown uses > as the character for blockquoting, so that made a total mess of things. Fixed it by putting them in code blocks.

  • Thanks Duff.

    Should anyone require the original software for 6050d/6066d PC's, please try the link below. Any issues, let me know.


  • Thank you everyone, especially Guzmunth. Dude, you're a lifesaver that's everything I needed. I haven't been on WinWorld in forever and I just saw this. Such a help. Thanks :)

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