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

  1. Compumind's Avatar
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       03 Dec 2018 #1

    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!

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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       03 Dec 2018 #2

    Compumind said: View Post
    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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  3. Compumind's Avatar
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       03 Dec 2018 #3

    Hi Bree -

    OK. DOSBox it is.

    BTW - thanks for the other resources!

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       03 Dec 2018 #4



    If you try VMWare as well, do let me know if/how it goes....
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  5. Compumind's Avatar
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       03 Dec 2018 #5

    Bree said: View Post


    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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  6. Compumind's Avatar
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       03 Dec 2018 #6

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

    See...

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    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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       03 Dec 2018 #7

    Compumind said: View Post
    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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       05 Dec 2018 #8

    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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       05 Dec 2018 #9

    Berton said: View Post
    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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