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Windows NT 3.x 3.1
edited May 2018 in Product Comments
Windows NT 3.x 3.1
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WIndows NT 3.1 Spanish: http://www.mediafire.com/file/6j76rje9eg5xc4l/WINNT31_ES.7z
Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 Workstation (3.10.511.1) [Dutch] is version 3.10.5098.1 (NO 3.10.511.1)
Exactly where do you find the official build numbers in NT 3.1?
He've got this number from the kernel file version, which is not the same as the kernel internal version. CHeck this: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=431995#p431995
Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 Workstation (3.10.511.1) (3.5) is version 3.10.528 (NOT 3.10.511)!
Try this website: https://www.thecollectionbook.info/
Before NT 4.0, the build number stored internally in the kernel differed from the file versions of the kernel files. The latter is lower than the actual build number that's pulled from inside the kernel by winver (it's also displayed on the bootscreen in some builds). If you dig around the imports and exports a bit, you'll find the API call I'm talking about.
I think this was introduced either in build 239 (1991-12) or 297 (1992-06). Before that, the version info was obtained elsewhere, we know 1991-10 has no build number, so it would be interesting to see where and how build 196 stores it.
work with it. So when I got NT 3.1 installed they worked fine. I imaged the original disks. So let me know where to upload to. If any interest.
In the I386 folder, every file has a modification date of March 3rd, 1994 except SETUP.IN_ and INITIAL.IN_, which are dated December 20th, 2003 and July 22nd, 2003 respectively, and when I compared the latter with a known unmodified image, not only was it not compressed unlike the other files, but it also had a single line removed when I compared it with the unmodified one: "read-syms ProcessorID", which impedes the image from being used out of the box with emulators like 86Box. Adding back that line makes the image functional.
Those have the same modification dates (with the uncompressed files) present in both the ALPHA and MIPS folders as well.
As you can see, it's not just a matter of the modification dates being wrong, the files themselves may have been modified as well.
It's not something major that would warrant removal, as you can still use the known workaround to bypass it, but it is something that should have been noted WAAAAAY earlier imo, and I'm not sure why it went unnoticed until now.
Run fdisk and format c: with a Windows 95 boot disk, run lock c: then cd i386 in the cd drive, then winnt and follow the instructions to create your own floppy setup disk.
On the following links there's more information about that build's floppies: