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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2009, 09:36:16 AM »
I'd like to thank the MSDN Library, April 2000 distribution. I probably read a good 80% of the articles, backgrounders, knowledge base articles, etc that were in there, since I didn't have the internet at the time.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2009, 11:31:53 AM »
I used to read...

I found that my head was full though, and when I tried to learn something new, I would forget something that I already knew.

Like the time that I learned how to make beer, I completely forgot how to drive.
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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2009, 11:46:01 AM »
aww man, that's like what happened one time, I learned how do drive on two wheels, and then forgot that whole "don't drive on the sidewalk" rule. At least, that's what I told the police.
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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2009, 12:09:09 PM »
How was the judge?  Did he have a sense a humor?
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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2009, 11:37:44 AM »
The question I'm dying to ask is... why?!  ;)

I just had to mention I lol'ed here       
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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2009, 09:15:05 AM »
All Windows NT OSs do NOT need DOS.

Why not try freedos http://www.freedos.org - This *SHOULD* run Windows 3.1 and your games

Or try DOSBox http://www.dosbox.com

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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2009, 08:18:39 PM »
Why not try freedos http://www.freedos.org - This *SHOULD* run Windows 3.1 and your games

Or try DOSBox http://www.dosbox.com

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Thanks for that suggestion, but I already have Windows 3.11 setup with MS DOS 6.22
All Windows NT OSs do NOT need DOS.
Thanks for the clarifcation Cam.

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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2009, 02:01:53 PM »
One feature of NT is that DOS is not required to run or install. I highly recommend you use DOS bootdisk with CD support to install.

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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2009, 08:28:39 PM »
One feature of NT is that DOS is not required to run or install. I highly recommend you use DOS bootdisk with CD support to install.


WHY. You keep contradicting yourself!

a bootdisk isn't needed. but use one anyway.

Why? what does it add? All NT CDs since 3.51 are bootable! and I think 3.1 is on floppies anyway.
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Re: Does Windows NT 3.51 need DOS?
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2009, 01:00:36 PM »
Yeah it''s bootable.
But I'm having install problems, i'll post that as a new topic soon.