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Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 09:38:37 AM Time to think back a couple of decades (Well, 1 to be precise) and answer yet another of my questions.
I've only got access to a Win 3.1 300mb hard disk 8mb RAM Contura Compaq laptop for the summer(I go to an internet cafe a few times a week to get stuff off the internet).
I want to know what is the difference between Win 3.1 and Win 3.1 for workgroups. Is it worth finding an abandonware copy of it for the laptop(If it is does anyone know where I can find one)
Oh and does anyone know a file splitting utility for Win 3.1 so I can copy compilers onto it.
- Suggestions For A New Username Are Now Welcome - Regretfuldaydreamer
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 09:42:57 AM Oh and can you run 32 bit Dos programs on DOS and Win 3.1?
Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 10:38:10 AM There was a thing called Win32s that allowed you to run 32 bits programs under Windows 3.1. Win32s had many limitations and probably that most app today won't run with it...
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at July 27, 2002, 02:41:01 PM If the laptop has 3.5" disket drive you can get a program called File Chopper that will chop down files, like compilers, to 1.4MB parts so you can put them on floppies. Then reconstruct the files on the laptop. I think you can find it at download.com .
Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at July 28, 2002, 06:17:50 PM FatalDragon: is the program under 1.38MB? ;)
Ummm.... difference between Win3.1 and 3.11? I've used both on a non-networked computer and saw very little difference, the only difference I noticed was that 3.11 had no safe-mode, but it probably has some networking stuff.
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at July 28, 2002, 07:06:14 PM Did windows 3.1 have safe mode...(I don't think so).
When Windows broke you just used DOS :)
Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at July 29, 2002, 07:06:53 AM I remember booting Win3.1 into safe mode, I upgraded to try to fix the problem (windows wounldn't boot up).
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at July 30, 2002, 08:07:26 AM Win 3.11 was a program that started after Dos. Usualy by adding "win" as the last line of the autoexec.bat. (or the less lazy people could type "win" and press enter at the dos-prompt).
There wasn't such thing as safe mode or something. The closed thing to it would be not typeing win or skipping autoexec.bat and config.sys (left shift when booting).
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at July 30, 2002, 02:12:03 PM Win 3.1 starts up like that you boot up, get onto DOS then type "win" to use it. Win3.1 was different though, it was referred to as "Windows for Workgroups" rather than 3.1, which was just "Windows". I was wondering what the actual difference between them was.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at July 30, 2002, 04:22:03 PM 3.11 had better support for networks.
Posted by Brok3n_Link [send private reply] at July 31, 2002, 09:59:26 PM dreamer, I found a program a couple of years ago called divider, it's excellent and is built for win16 but it runs in win32(huh). I upload 4 u: (247kb)
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