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Windows 1.0 1.01
edited January 2019 in Product Comments
Windows 1.0 1.01
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Their is Windows Version TC 1.00 is OEM version of Windows 1.01 produced by Tulip Computers in early 1986. A final (slightly modified due incorrect format(s)) converted version, based on a two-disk update set which converted their previous release Windows 1.xx.
There is a beta version available called "Windows 1.xx". Wondering if that will be available here any time soon.
I hope so too. Windows 1.xx between Premiere Edition and the Final Edition.
As you know, Microsoft did a take on making a Windows 1.01 computer simulation horror game called Windows 1.11. Yes, it is available on the Microsoft Store of Windows 10 and you can download it as a Metro application game.
Is there a setup file for this version that contains the IBM PS/2 Mouse? Because I need to choose always the option "No Pointing Device"
There's modified copies online with the PS/2 mouse driver added from later versions. You can also add it yourself or use the IBM PS/2 OEM of 1.04, which has it standard.
Thanks, I have found a modified copy, right on this safe site: https://vetusware.com/download/Windows 1.01 with PS2 mouse support 1.01/?id=8859
Because just dropping in the Windows 2 mouse driver is too damn hard apparently.
You can drop a Windows 1.04 IBM OEM PS/2 mouse driver into pretty much every single final version of Windows 1.x with a proper installer. The result will be better than with 2.0 driver, as it works the same and has a proper name.
Well, I have found my own way to drop the Windows 2 mouse driver into the Windows 1 setup disk, and it works without any problem. Thanks anyways for helping me out!
I can't stop imagining what would happen if Windows 1.x was an operating system instead of being an application just for the GUI.
Windows was intended to be ported to other OSes. Had Atari chosen to pay for MS to port Windows to the 68000 for the ST, there would have had to been some new OS underlying Windows. Atari instead went for Digital Research which had code for the 68000 even if only in a rudimentary state.
Sadly the game got deleted. And I can't download it from Microsoft Store.
The earliest build of Windows 1.0 (Older than DR5) looked like VisiCorp's Visi On Applications Manager. (I know that Windows 1.0/2.0 is based off of VisiCorp Visi On)
Visi On did influence Microsoft to developed Microsoft Windows 1.0 because Bill Gates saw early prototype Visi On Microsoft did not nothing like that at time. He back to Microsoft came up with Interface Manager. Interface Manager mostly based on Microsoft Multiplan and Word for DOS. Later versions Multiplan did include Run Command like in Interface Manager. I theory that Interface Manager based on Microsoft Multiplan than VisiCorp Visi On but Similar. Microsoft was make MS-DOS 2.00 Multiplan like Shell Microsoft scrap that idea. Multiplan like Shell went to Xenix. VisOn Application Manager did have Menu Bottom Screen like Interface Manager.
The earliest demo shown in BYTE does share a similar looking command list at the bottom of the screen with Visi On, but that was already used by Microsoft Multiplan in 1982, before there were any public demos of Visi On. And it appears the person involved in the development of this UI was Charles Simonyi, who came to Microsoft from PARC in 1981.
So I wouldn't say it's "based off Visi On", since this particular UI was designed independently, and it was later redesigned with more Mac-like elements before Comdex 83 anyway.
When i'm install it on MS-DOS 4.01 this is don't work well
Also this is considered to install on real IBM PC or PC comparible with DOS 2.x-3.x, not for PC emulator.
Of course this is installed on emulator just like PCE, PCem, 86box, however, there is no guarantee of operation in the emulator.
You can use the write disc from 1.01 final. It will install and show up on the desktop, but it will crash when you try to open it.
The1.01 (1.xx-1.xy) (CompuData OEM) here is the only known leaked version and is missing the write disc.