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How to get the mouse in Windows 1.01?
edited October 2020
Does anyone know how to do this?
Are you using physical hardware or is this a VM?
I'm using Virtual box.
Microsoft Windows 1.0x did not ship with support for IBM PS/2 style mice. (except for the IBM OEM)
To access the mouse with Windows 1.01 on hardware or an emulator that only supports IBM PS/2 style mice, rather than serial mice:
- Copy the MOUSE.DRV file from a Windows 2.03 disk over the one on the Windows 1.01 installation disk,
- Then install Windows 1.01.
Note that this can not be changed after Windows 1.01 is already installed, without re-installation.
The IBM OEM of Windows 1.04 includes PS/2 mouse support and 640*480*16 VGA support.
edited October 2020
Did I do something wrong?
edited November 2020
You need to copy the 2.03 mouse.drv onto the 1.0x floppy disk like SomeGuy said, the setup looks specifically for the A drive unless the 1.0x setups have command line switches that I can't remember...
Anywho, I replaced the mouse.drv on the 1.02 disk 1 with the file from the 2.03 disk 1 and ran the setup and I have a working mouse in virtualbox just fine.
It was like I did in the video and it didn't work.
Your steps seem a little strange to me.
If I followed correctly, you copied the 1.0x disk to a folder called WINSETUP
You then mounted the 2.03 disk and typed:
which copies the 2.03 mouse driver into the folder
Next you typed:
copy mouse.drv WINSETUP
Which... creates a copy of mouse.drv named.... WINSETUP
You then launched the setup from that folder and your video ended.
What happened when you ran the setup? I bet it asked for the 1.0x disk 1. Which you didn't modify.
Here is the steps you *should* perform:
mount the win 2.03 disk 1
copy the mouse.drv file to somewhere on the C:\ drive
mount the win 1.0x disk 1
copy the mouse.drv file from C:\ onto A:\
You need to modify the 1.0x disk image and then run the setup from it.
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