Hyper-V Program Manager
Well - now that we have Windows 3.11 up and running under Virtual PC with sound and SVGA video support - the next challenge is to get this sucker on to the Internet.
First there are a bunch of updates you will need to download (many thanks to x-com who posted these links - saving me from having to search around for them tonight). You will need:
Windows 3.11 network drivers:
The Windows 3.11 TCP/IP stack:
Internet Explorer 5.01 for Windows 3.11:
You will also need to have the install disks for Windows 3.11 handy.
You will probably also want to get WinZip for Windows 3.11 (http://wiki.oldos.org/Downloads/Windows3x - at the bottom of the page) so that you can unzip the files inside of the virtual machine. To get all of these files into the virtual machine you can use floppies, a CD, an .ISO or my favorite - folder sharing (Note - in order to use DOS folder sharing under Windows 3.11 - you will need to load VMADD386.SYS in your config.sys file. VMADD386.SYS is included in the DOS Additions that shipped with Virtual PC 2004 SP1).
It would be best to copy them all to a temporary location (like 'C:\TEMP').
Now - that wasn't too hard was it? :-)
Here are some screen shots for your patience:
I have finally gotten the internet explorer 5.01 to install by using the setup command "setup.exe /f:16". Thanks again for all the hard work you have done to bring this information to us in a clear, concise fashion.
Hi Ben and others,
I have been a computer bum on and off since the 60s [mostly off since i retired in 1998]. Lately i am into other stuff, but i decided to get my Compaq Deskpro 386 ["Fastest Personal Computer in the World", PC Magazine about Jan 1988 ?] and see if i can get on the internet with it, and find and run the old Sherman's Lagoon screen saver.
Glad i found this site.
The above link to the Win 3.11 TCP/IP stack is no longer valid. Anyone have a current one?
BTW, the Compaq is every bit as fast today as it was in 1988!
Found it! All i had to do was add "download" to my Google search and i found many sites. Google tcp32b.exe download
I found it! I just had to add "download" to my Google search. Search for tcp32b.exe download and many sites come up.
Um... When I click on the link for the TCP/IP stack, IE would complain that it couldn't download the file. Any tips on that?