Windows 3.11 and Ms-Dos 7.1
Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:15 AM
Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:11 AM
* Unofficial Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SE OSR2FIX v1.57:
- HIMEM.BUG [OSR 2.0/OSR 2.1]: International (other than U.S. English) IO.SYS + HIMEM.SYS Memory Leak Fix.
- DUALBOOT.BUG [OSR 2.x]: Dual-Boot with MS-DOS 6.xx Fix.
- WIN3X.BUG [95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SE]: enable Windows/WfWG 3.1x install/run under MS-DOS 7.xx + FAT32 Fix.
Direct download [30 KB, freeware]:
See "IO.SYS FIX":
+ "DUAL-BOOT IN OSR2/WIN98":
for more details.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:09 PM
There are already two answers to your question above my previous post. They seem like valid solutions for what you would like to accomplish, and the only way to find out would be to test both methods out.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:12 AM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:48 AM
Yes, it seems that at the time of releasing Win3.x Microsoft decided that it should run only with MS-DOS 6.22 (they had a lot of "pressure" at the time from DR-DOS) so the 3xstart is needed.
Some details here
some interesting little apps/betterings for Win3.x can be found on the same thread:
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 24 May 2007 - 01:51 AM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:26 AM
Ambassador, on May 15 2007, 02:56 PM, said:
If you meant the boot/emergency/startup floppy/CD-ROM, that can be created from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Startup Disk tab. Although this way only a boot floppy can be created. To create a similar boot CD/DVD one needs a separate burning program.
There is no such thing as stand alone MS-DOS 7.xx or 8.xx.
Last MS-DOS released as stand alone was 6.22 , before Windows 95 , which installs MS-DOS 7.00.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:55 AM
"To start Windows 3.x onto DOS 7, you have to patch the IO.SYS" by Henrik Haftmann
rem IO.SYS-Patch, damit auch Windows 3.x l„uft: fpatch -s81ff00047306be0400e9e7fd5032c086065c0f0ac05874ee -r81ff00 00 7306be0400e9e7fd5032c086065c0f0ac0589090 io.sys
fpatch.com universal DOS patcher like GSAR - General Search And Replace by Tormod Tjaberg
rem Enables running Windows 3.x under DOS 7.1 by Ralf Buschmann, January 1999 fpatch -s81ff00047306be0400e9e7fd5032c086065c0f0ac05874ee -r81ff00 03 7306be0400e9e7fd5032c086065c0f0ac0589090 io.sys
W3xStart.bat unlike W3xStart.exe dos-version independent
This post has been edited by _Smoker: 18 May 2011 - 03:13 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:16 PM
Absolutely. Windows is for enternaiment devices only. As soon as you need something reliable, safe or industrial you don't use any such bloated OS.