Possible to do VMware with MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.11 for a class?


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    Possible to do VMware with MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.11 for a class?


    Hi all -

    Under W10 Pro x64 - VMware Workstation 15.x -

    High School technology demonstration.

    I was wondering if this can be done.
    If so where would I get the two OS'es?

    TIA!

    Last edited by Compumind; 03 Dec 2018 at 12:10.
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    Compumind said:
    I was wondering if this can be done.
    If so where would I get the two OS'es?
    No idea about running Win3.x in VMWare. I use Hyper-V (and haven't tried it in that either). However, as a 16-bit app Windows 3.x runs in DosBox (which would be your Dos OS). Don't think running in DosBox can give you network access from 3.11 though.

    DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

    For the W3.x install files MSDN used to provide a CD called 'Platform Archive' (January 1998). I don't know if MSDN still provide that as I'm retired now. it's been a long time since I had access to MSDN through my employer.

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    Hi Bree -

    OK. DOSBox it is.

    BTW - thanks for the other resources!

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    If you try VMWare as well, do let me know if/how it goes....
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    Bree said:


    If you try VMWare as well, do let me know if/how it goes....
    Yes, of course.
    I will try the VM route first and let you know.

    Thanks again.
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    Bree said:
    If you try VMWare as well, do let me know if/how it goes....
    No chance, except for an earlier version of VMWare.

    See...

    Possible to do VMware with MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.11 for a class?-2018-12-03_19-28-34.png

    Here is the entire link for the PDF concerning Guest OS Compatibility. Good to know...

    https://www.vmware.com/resources/com...lity_Guide.pdf

    Guess this answers my question.

    On to DOSBox!
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    Compumind said:
    No chance, except for an earlier version of VMWare....
    That's a shame
    Thanks for letting me know.

    On to DOSBox!

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    What a shame, I have 3 computers running MS-DOS with Windows 3.xx in my storage unit, still work except the motherboards need new CMOS batteries.
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    Berton said:
    What a shame, I have 3 computers running MS-DOS with Windows 3.xx in my storage unit, still work except the motherboards need new CMOS batteries.
    I don't know, some people are just natural born hoarders.....

    I wouldn't give them house room - not because they're too old, it's just that my Win '95 machine(s) already occupy the available space

    We're not saying your 3.xx machine aren't any use any more, just that you can't run 3.xx in a VM. You could even have those old boxes on your network if you want (I'd like to see malware try to infect one of those!). I can (and do) network my semi-working '95 laptop (display is dying) when I need to refer to some of its old documents (you'll need SMB1).
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