Windows NT 3.x NT 3.1 Pre-Release

edited November 2017 in Product Comments

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  • edited November 2017

    How to install on Vbox.
    Create a virtual machine(OS: DOS, RAM:64MB, Space:500MB)
    In V.machine settings on the tab System turn off the upper tick.
    In tab COM-ports tick "Enable Serial Port".
    Installing MS-DOS 7.1, reboot and enable Win-PreNT ISO.
    Navigate to D drive, and type the commands:
    cd setup
    After make an empty diskette file with WinImage. Format. Then type:
    makedisk boot A:
    Then turn off. Add SCSI controller(remove IDE controller), add ISO to Port 0.
    In Attributes of SCSI controller switch from LsiLogic to BusLogic.
    Boot.
    The "Portative loader" menu will open, where you need to choose SCSI controller, in which is our ISO. And then, if you will be lucky, the Graphical Install Mode will launch, which is the easiest.
    (Info may be not correct, as it was badly translated from old-dos.ru website. And sorry for my mistakes in English.)
    Hope that will work(not sure in which ISO-s...)

  • You can now install this on 86Box and PCem using a 486 machine, although your keyboard doesn't work.

  • Where did this NT 3.1 1991-10 ISO come from? It's different from the one on BetaArchive (different/modern format, different layout, different files), but unlike that one it doesn't want to boot in emulators.

  • @DeFacto said:
    Where did this NT 3.1 1991-10 ISO come from? It's different from the one on BetaArchive (different/modern format, different layout, different files), but unlike that one it doesn't want to boot in emulators.

    Good to know I'm not the only one having problems with this ISO. Trying to open the graphical installer with the October '91 ISO here gives me a BSOD error on both VirtualBox 5.2 and 86Box, I ended up having to use the text-based installer to install the OS. I did get the graphical installer running with the December '91 ISO on 86Box, though.

  • Me and someone else had the same issue in 86Box, but the BA ISO worked fine.

  • The October 1991 and December 1991 (239) betas are named Windows NT Version 3.2 in WINVER.

  • edited February 14

    @jonirob said:
    The October 1991 and December 1991 (239) betas are named Windows NT Version 3.2 in WINVER.

    I've installed the October 1991 build using the included batch script in i386/setup/install. After a successful installation, it shows a windows 95 start screen then dumps me to a c:\ prompt. Is there way to start the Windows GUI?

  • For the graphical setup there is a copy of Windows 3.1 10-1991 on old-dos.ru. Worked in 86box

  • Is the Oct 1991 ISO on this website actually the December build or am I missing something? Many of the files in the ISO are dated November and December 1991.

  • edited April 27

    On second thought, it seems like a was-installed October build put back into ISO form, as the dates for the system files are still October, but there's a WIN.INI file dated 05-08-2011.

  • edited April 27

    It's October mixed with December's setup, that's why it doesn't boot.

  • Ok, updated the October 91 download.

  • October 1991 ISO is corrupt.
  • edited July 7
    It's not, it's just in the High Sierra format, which preceded the ISO9660 format we normally use, so a lot of programs can't handle it. It should work in emulators and hypervisors, and IsoBuster, ImgBurn and Daemon Tools can also handle it.
  • I think the build 328 listed here is just build 340, as it has the same date as the build 340 downloads and it's a common mislabel due to a kernel file that happened to be version 3.10.328 (not sure if it was exactly that but you get my point, it can be misleading).
  • You are correct. 319 and 328 are common mislabels of build 340 due to the file versions of NTOSKRNL and NTKRNLMP. The actual build number is stored inside the kernel IIRC and can be retrieved with an API call, which is what Winver does. They fixed this so the kernel's file version matched the actual version in NT4.
  • Version VERSION? That doesn't make any sense!!!
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