Virtual Windows 3.11 Download

Windows 3.x Resources 3.1 3.11 WfWG Download Files If you need something that is not here, email me at, include 'Windows 3.1 site' in the subject. I have a lot of Windows 3.x resources stored on tape backup and CD-R, prolly 30gig of stuff dating back to the early 80's.

This Windows 3.11 boot disk would have made an interesting novelty back around 2005. But 'modern' machines don't have floppy drives, increasingly won't boot USB floppies or DOS, lack PS/2 mice or keyboard emulation, and so on. Free site with a download package and instructions to have Sound, Network, and CD ROM in a Windows For Workgroups 3.11 Virtual Machine. 4b1324357c camworks 2013 x64 torrent. Cleaning the garage I found a 'relatively' large stash of programs originally for Windows 3.1. Being geeky, I wanted to check out the differences between then and now, so I downloaded Windows 3.11 from the MSDN download center. My issue is that I am having trouble loading it into a Virtual PC 2007 environment. Create a virtual machine. Create in VirtualBox a new virtual machine with the name Windows 3.11 or any name you like. By OS Type select the Operating System: Microsoft Window. Under version select: Windows 3.1. By memory use the default Base memory size of 32 megabyte.

Windows 3.x was the first to gain significant development and commercial traction. It combined the 8086, 286, and 386 modes of Windows 2 in to one package. It replaced the MSDOS Executive with a Program Manager and File Manager similar to those in OS/2 1.x. Much of its success was spurred by the availability and success of Microsoft Office. Although Microsoft would have had you believe otherwise, Windows 3.x was the direct foundation for Chicago/Windows 95.


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Windows for Workgroups 3.11 adds a 386-protected mode networking stack. It includes support for NetBUI and IPX protocols, numerous network cards, a client for accessing remote printers and files shares, and a print and file server. TCP/IP is available as a seperate add-on. The use of protected mode networking software frees up more of the conventional 640k for DOS programs, and simplifies configuration.

Windows 3.11a was a minor change released specifically to address a lawsuit over Stacker. Microsoft pulled compression functionality from a number of unrelated products including Windows for Workgroups, Excel, Powerpoint, Windows NT, Visual C++, and Fortran Powerstation.

The only difference between 3.11 for Workgoups and 3.11a for Workgroups is the REMOVAL of compression code in the Remote Access Server (RASMAC.38_ / RASMAC.386). More information can be found in Infoworld, March 7 1994.