Windows 10: Windows 10 and WfW 3.11 networking.


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       17 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 and WfW 3.11 networking.


    I had my WfW 3.11 working under Windows 8.1.

    Can't get it to work under W 10. I can ping the other Pc.

    Any thoughts?

    What I want to do is copy floppy disks onto to my 486 Pc and transfer the files to my w !0 PC. USB Floppy drive on W 10 PC is hit and miss when copying
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       21 Apr 2016 #2

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    I had my WfW 3.11 working under Windows 8.1.

    Can't get it to work under W 10. I can ping the other Pc.

    Any thoughts?

    What I want to do is copy floppy disks onto to my 486 Pc and transfer the files to my w !0 PC. USB Floppy drive on W 10 PC is hit and miss when copying
    Having re-installed Windows 10 for another reason I was able to connect to the WfW 3.11 machine.
    Last edited by fjk61011; 21 Apr 2016 at 11:18.
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    EL Capitan
       21 Apr 2016 #3

    Any old software will never work with Windows. It may work with Dosbox, but you are practically going to be having to find an older machine that will properly handle a 5 1/4 or 3.5 drive. I do not even think that any of the VM's out there even support 5 1/4's or 3.5's.
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       22 Apr 2016 #4

    bro67 said: View Post
    Any old software will never work with Windows. It may work with Dosbox, but you are practically going to be having to find an older machine that will properly handle a 5 1/4 or 3.5 drive. I do not even think that any of the VM's out there even support 5 1/4's or 3.5's.
    What I want to do is archive the floppies not use them
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       22 Apr 2016 #5

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    Having re-installed Windows 10 for another reason I was able to connect to the WfW 3.11 machine.
    Er, it's gone again
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       22 Apr 2016 #6

    fjk61011 said: View Post
    Er, it's gone again

    486 shows up on my wife's PC
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    EL Capitan
       23 Apr 2016 #7

    There really is no reason to archive them if you plan on never using. Unless there were documents on them that are very valuable, it is more of a hobby. You may get the drive to mount in Linux. But once again you are going to have to play around to see if there is a distro that will even detect a 5 1/4" or 3.5".
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