Just because I can


I am a big user of virtualization both at work and at home. I design it into the solutions I produce for my clients and also use it at home for testing and the like. But it has other uses and sometimes lets you do things you would not normally consider.

So with the announcement from Microsoft that Windows 3.1 is about to be withdrawn forever, I just had to dive onto TechNet and grab a copy before it was gone.

Armed with a copy of Virtual PC, 3 MS DOS floppy disk images and my 8 Windows floppy disk images (and if anybody asked what a floppy disk is I will cry), I got to this stage

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So on with the install and before I knew it I was here

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So the moment of truth

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Now how many of you remember this 🙂

So just to prove that this is for real

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And can I just say that on my quad core system with 4GB of RAM it actually runs rather well.

So here are a handful of other images just for old times sake. Enjoy.

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And of course

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Now my next challenge is those OS/2 Warp CDs in the bottom drawer.

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