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  • @OrdinaryRBLXPlayer said:
    How do I install the Windows 3.1 [English for Central-Eastern Europe] (1993)?

    You do A: in the dos prompt if its a floppy disk or find the drive you put windows in.
    You type "setup"

  • SHA1 checksums are not matching for:

    Windows 3.1 (Retail) (3.5-1.44mb)
    Windows 3.1 (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb)

    I offered all of them.
    At least SHA1 is correct, because I dumped them and compared with another uploaded one.

  • So...

    3.2 is just a Chinese version?
    Huh.

  • i have a cd rom version

  • edited January 2019

    Unlike Windows 3.0 setup, which runs as a Windows application, Windows 3.1x setup runs in the NTVDM, and tries to "upgrade" Windows 2000 by attempting to install in my system32 folder.

    The setup.inf in 3.1x is quite powerful and interesting, with slipstreaming potential for basic applications and drivers.

    The only Windows 3.x CD-ROMs that exist would be ones made by OEMs (like Tandy for 3.0 MME) or as part of machine-specific restore CDs (again OEM).

  • Whats wrong with the archive files? They do not contain floppy disks, but when I opened two of them all the files that are likely parts of the floppies are already in the folder. Can anyone please help to install an archive file from here?

  • edited October 2019

    @JonathonWyble said:

    @Winworldpc Fan 9000 said:

    @SomeGuy said:
    No. "3.2" is Chinese only.

    unless you change the system language

    Well, like BF10 said, you can translate the entire system to English using a language driver in your hypervisor, but that can screw everything up, such as the word fonts.

    A simple way to anglicise Windows 3.2 is to run it with Calmira 3.3.
    This is The Red China version.

  • That is because Calmira II is in English. Most of the underlying programs are still in Chinese.

  • I have got a windows 3.1 iso,how to upload it?

  • Windows 3.1 was never released on CD-ROM. If you have an ISO, it is fake garbage and we don't need it.

  • edited January 26

    I've installed and run on the following minimum IBM PC AT 5170.

    CPU : 80286-6
    BIOS : 01/10/84
    DOS : IBM PC-DOS 3.10 (It can't be installed or run on IBM PC DOS 3.00)
    RAM : 1MB (512KB on board + 512KB on expansion card)
    HDD : 10MB MFM (Seagate ST-412) (Type 1)
    Video : IBM Original EGA

    At Windows 3.1 (standard) minimum requirements seems to be following.

    DOS : MS-DOS (or IBM PC DOS) 3.10
    CPU : 80286
    RAM : 1MB
    HDD : 7-8MB of space






  • @human said:
    i have a cd rom version

    CDROM versions were never released by Microsoft as we know. So your version might be ''pirated''.

  • edited February 27

    @SomeGuy said:
    Windows 3.1 was never released on CD-ROM. If you have an ISO, it is fake garbage and we don't need it.

    That's true. Microsoft never did that. So it is a ''pirated'' version of it. Same thing goes with the fake ''Cougar'' version of Windows that some people think it's true.

  • @BetaTester24 said:
    Whats wrong with the archive files? They do not contain floppy disks, but when I opened two of them all the files that are likely parts of the floppies are already in the folder. Can anyone please help to install an archive file from here?

    Well some of these thingies are just the contents that are in the floppies. I don't know why. I'd suggest you to use the OEM version which is ''Windows 3.1 (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb)''

  • @JonathonWyble said:

    @SomeGuy said:
    Not all of the Windows 3.1 archives are in floppy disk image format as they should be. For those that are not, you must put all of the installation files in a single folder on your target hard drive or larger removable media and run setup from there.

    Are you saying that Windows 3.1 only works when it is in the floppy disk format? Because I have an ISO image for Windows 3.1, which is in a CD format, and it worked when I used that to install Windows 3.1 in VirtualBox.

    Well, you probably got that from YouTube tutorials, the CD-ROM versions did never exist so I suggest it's a ''pirated'' version. Probably someone made that CD because wanted the people to install Windows 3.1 in a quick way.

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